What’s on the mind of 1,379 CEOs around the world?
Over the past 20 years CEOs have witnessed tremendous upheavals as a result of globalisation and technological change. In our 20th CEO Survey, nearly 1,400 CEOs share their views on the impact of these forces on growth, talent, trust and society. In this short video, PwC’s global chairman Bob Moritz, reflects on how today we’re at an inflection point; for leaders it’s now time to both raise and communicate the role of business in society and the positive impact it can have.
CEOs in the Middle East are positive about the prospects for their businesses. 38% of respondents in the region are very confident about their company’s prospects over the next 12 months (the same as the global average), compared to 34% when we asked the same question last year. As many as 60% have the same degree of confidence over the next three years – by far the highest of any region, and 9% ahead of the global average. Likewise 30% were somewhat confident when asked this question last year, but this has risen to 34% this year. This confidence also resonates into plans for the workforce: 56% of the region’s respondents expect to increase their headcount over the next year, against an average of 52% globally.
First interviewed in 2014, Alexey Marey - Member of the Board of Directors and CEO – shares his thoughts on the shifting global economic structure, opportunities in data development and the challenges for society as robots become a bigger part of life.
Craig Donaldson, CEO - reflects on technology as an enabler, maintaining a customer-centric culture, overcoming privacy concerns and staying fit for the future. Craig was first interviewed in 2014.
Alex Arena, Group Managing Director, was first interviewed for our CEO Survey in 2012. In this anniversary retrospective interview, he covers topics such as globalisation, talent in the digital age, and the impact of technology.