How to attain the corporate summit as CEO/chairman

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. What is the most common route to the top for CEOs?

  2. What percentage of the FTSE 100 CEOs are qualified accountants?

  3. What did the chairman of Danone say about finance and strategy?

  4. Which of these is not a listed skill requirement for the FD?

  5. Which of these is not a reason why an FD might find it hard to transition to the position of CEO?

  6. Why might an FD find it particularly hard to become an entrepreneurial and risk-taking CEO?

  7. Which of these is not an attribute of a leading chairman?

  8. How might a finance professional develop a strategic and commercial mindset?

  9. Which of these would not typically be included in a programme of self-development for FDs wanting to become CEOs?

  10. What is the purpose of corporate governance?