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2019 CPG Leadership Index

A Snapshot of the Leadership Teams and Boards of the Top 50 Global Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

2019 CPG Leadership Index

A Snapshot of the Leadership Teams and Boards of the Top 50 Global Consumer Packaged Goods Companies

To understand the state of consumer packaged goods (CPG) leadership today, we developed this first-ever snapshot of the composition of the leadership teams and boards of the global top 50 CPG companies (by market capitalization).

Drawing on publicly reported information, the analysis provides insight into how companies organize their top teams and the backgrounds of CEOs, leadership teams and boards.

To understand the state of consumer packaged goods (CPG) leadership today, we developed this first-ever snapshot of the composition of the leadership teams and boards of the global top 50 CPG companies (by market capitalization).

Drawing on publicly reported information, the analysis provides insight into how companies organize their top teams and the backgrounds of CEOs, leadership teams and boards.

Highlights include:

  • 20% of the CEOs are new to their roles, having been appointed between March 2018 and March 2019
  • Only 6% of the CEOs on are list are women
  • 28% of CEOs are a different nationality than the company they lead
  • 17.5% of CPG leadership teams are women
  • 80% of the top 50 CPG executives have spent their entire careers in the industry
  • All but two boards in our analysis have at least one female director, with women representing 28% of all board members
  • 20 of the top 50 CPG board chairs are also the current CEO of their companies

Click here to read the full report.

Highlights include:

  • 20% of the CEOs are new to their roles, having been appointed between March 2018 and March 2019
  • Only 6% of the CEOs on are list are women
  • 28% of CEOs are a different nationality than the company they lead
  • 17.5% of CPG leadership teams are women
  • 80% of the top 50 CPG executives have spent their entire careers in the industry
  • All but two boards in our analysis have at least one female director, with women representing 28% of all board members
  • 20 of the top 50 CPG board chairs are also the current CEO of their companies

Click here to read the full report.