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Hong Kong CEOs tend to be male

Anuradha Shukla | July 10, 2014
City records zero female CEOs, according to user-driven Business Intelligence (BI) provider Qlik.

Hong Kong has recorded zero female CEOs, according to user-driven Business Intelligence (BI) provider Qlik.

Hong Kong CEOs tend to be male, about 54 years old, and graduates of an overseas university.

Key insights from interactive application "Where Do APAC CEOs Come From," by Qlik show that 8%, 5% and 2% of females in India, Singapore and China are CEOs respectively.

Women represent around 10% of all board-level positions worldwide even though they make up over 40% of the global work force.

Only 3.2% of the 250 CEOs measured are female.

"This QlikView application helps us drill deeper and ask important questions," said Phillip Beniac, regional vice president for Qlik Asia Pacific and Japan. "For example, where are we in terms of gender diversity in the boardroom and where should one pursue an education to stand a fighting chance of becoming a CEO?"

Discovering CEOs in Hong Kong

The average age of a CEO in Hong Kong is 54 and 82% of CEOs in Hong Kong graduated from an overseas university with United States as the most popular destination for studies (30%).

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Hong Kong are the leading local universities.

70% of CEOs in Hong Kong have less than 10 years of experience as CEOs and 30% have an MBA degree. 

25% of CEOs in Hong Kong have studied business, 12.5% law, 5% economics and 5% business administration.

25% of CEOs in Hong Kong are from the property industry, 20% from business services, 12.5% from financial services and 12.5% from energy sector.

60% of CEOs in Hong Kong have been CEOs for less than five years and 12.5% were not previously CEOs.

 

 

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