Research reveals that the proportion of chief executives in the FTSE with a technology background has risen 27%—except in financial services.
Do financial services companies need chief executives with a background, or expertise, in technology?
As a sector increasingly dependent on advanced technologies to maintain links with its vast customer base, it turns out financial services has been slow to embrace the need for its leaders in the most senior positions to be steeped in all things tech.
A new survey from recruitment firm Robert Half shows that while the proportion of chief executives in the FTSE across all sectors with a tech background has risen 27%, for financial services there remains not a single tech head in a CEO’s seat. Traditional skills dominate financial servi
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