What are the most important accomplishments to be considered for executive level leadership? Do you think no of employees reporting in to you, managing budgets for a large department is a requirement for being considered for SVP / Cxo Roles?
In my current role, I have a small Nimble team of 4-5 people, I an driving one of the most important and complex digital Transformation program (CDP). I have 2 decades of work exp, 10 yrs with top cpg mnc. Key expertise is in Analytics/Ai/Data

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The most important thing is to have been an executive somewhere else. Go join a startup as their CTO.


Depends on the size and scope of the organization. Large globals typically prioritize prior executive level responsibility, B-school pedigree, and comparable experience in a similar org. Smaller orgs might prioritize expertise, connections, and demonstrable impact. With your background, your fastest path to executive is the small company route. Your experience is good, and in a hot field, but large company politics, bureaucracy, etc. will be almost impossible to navigate.


Thanks for insights. I agree large conpany comes with some employee friendly policies, and at the same time has its own challenges of politics, slow decision-making etc.

Track record of strategic decisions that contributed to the bottom line AND cornered the market with innovative products.


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