New CEO and Board Research from Heidrick & Struggles and Stanford’s Rock Center Reveals Serious Gaps in CEO Succession


Publish Date:
June 16, 2010
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More than half of companies today cannot immediately name a successor to their CEO should the need arise, according to new research conducted by Heidrick & Struggles and Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. The survey of more than 140 CEOs and board directors of North American public and private companies reveals critical lapses in CEO succession planning.

A summary of the findings is available here from the Rock Center.