CEO Succession

Immelt Out, Flannery Next in Line at GE

General Electric CEO and chairman Jeff Immelt today announced he will step down as CEO on Aug. 1, with current president and CEO of GE Healthcare John Flannery set to take the reigns at that time.

Outgoing CEO Shows Rare Display of Humbleness in Demotion

Jeff Cotten admitted he wanted the job, but had nothing but praise for the board.

Ford CEO Out as Investors Show Little Patience for Leaders Seen Falling Behind

Mark Fields will be replaced by the head of the auto giant's autonomous driving unit, according to reports.

For American CEOs Especially, the Path to the Corner Office is a Long One

Heads of large companies are most likely internal appointments who toiled for decades at the same employer to reach the top, survey finds.

AIG’s Hancock Throws in the Towel

After two tumultuous years, AIG CEO Peter Hancock is throwing in the towel.

Chocolate Scion Shakes up Governance with First Non-Family CEO

Giovanni Ferrero continues to recast the management mold created by his father amid an emerging tendency for leaders to step away from day-to-day management duties and focus on strategy.

Why the Worst Times May be the Best Times for Succession

Executives hired during bust years stayed longer and performed better, according to a new assessment of the mining sector.

Unlike in Britain, American Companies Tend Toward Homegrown CEOs

Around 40% of Britain's biggest companies now have a foreign national at the helm, compared to under 10% in the U.S.

AIG’s Leadership Vacancy: a Poisoned Chalice or a Golden Opportunity?

A cleaner slate and tailwinds from rising interest rates could be enough to convince another talented executive to tangle with the company's formidable activist investors.

GE Succession Plans in Focus as Immelt Retirement Rumors Swirl

Another longstanding reign at the engineering giant is entering its closing stages, putting the spotlight on a group of possible internal CEO candidates.
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