Statistics: Top 50 CEO demographics

Highest level of education among Top 50 CEOs
Undergraduate degree 40%
Master degree 32%
Doctorate 12%
College diploma 6%
High school 6%
Some post-secondary 4%

Statistics

Top 10 post-secondary institutions attended by the 2015 Top 50 CEOs:

  1. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  2. Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
  3. Dalhousie University
  4. University of New Brunswick
  5. Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto
  6. Harvard University
  7. Acadia University
  8. Saint Mary’s University
  9. McGill University
  10. St. Francis Xavier University
Start-up culture
Though all Top 50 CEO award winners can be credited with an entrepreneurial attitude in terms of creative problem solving, some of them take it a step further by creating their own companies.

In their prime
Top 50 CEO age ranges:

Under 40
41-45
46-50
51-55
56-60
61-65
66-70
Over 70
2%
12%
38%
26%
12%
4%
4%
2%

Competitive intelligence
How do Top 50 CEOs digest news and information?

Digital news sites
(via computers and mobile devices)
Print (newspapers, magazines)
TV
Social media
Radio
Industry reports
Peers, trusted sources
Personal experience

42%
24%
14%
8%
6%
4%
1%
1%
10 most trusted sources of news/information:

  1. The Globe & Mail
  2. CBC
  3. Trade reports/journals
  4. Personal research/networking
  5. The Economist
  6. Local newspaper
  7. BBC
  8. CTV
  9. Bloomberg
  10. New York Times

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