This sector summary is designed to present a sector perspective on the results of the 15th Annual Global CEO Survey and provides additional insightful commentary from high profile CEOs in the metals sector.The report looks at the key findings in the metals sector, based on interviews with 40 metals business leaders in 20 countries. CEOs running companies headquartered in China and Hong Kong account for 20% of our sample, which reflects China’s growing importance in the global metals industry. We have also drawn on an in-depth interview with Mr. Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of India’s Bharat Forge Ltd.
Metals CEOs are worried about how the economy and macroeconomic threats will impact growth. To cope, they're cutting costs, improving processes and working on managing risks. They aren't as focused on short-term talent issues, but are committed to developing workforces for the long term.