About the study

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This study is based on a survey of 769 finance leaders across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, conducted from December 2015 to February 2016.

 
  • Survey demographics

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    Age

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    Region

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    Note: Some charts do not add to 100% due to rounding

    Role

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  • Interviewed CFOs

    In addition to the quantitative survey research, we conducted one on one interviews with the following finance leaders, who readily shared their insights and personal experiences. We thank them.

    • Gerry Bollman

      Outgoing CFO, Fletcher Building

    • Claude Changarnier

      Former Vice President of International Finance, Microsoft International

    • Chris Chen

      COO & CFO, DDB Greater China

    • Miguel Escrig

      Head of Finance, Telefónica

    • Deborah Gibbins

      CFO, Mary Kay

    • Simon Kelly

      Former CFO and COO, Nine Entertainment Co.

    • Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten

      CFO, Vonovia SE

    • Dr. Guy Look

      CFO and Executive Director, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited

    • Frank H. Lutz

      CFO and Member of the Management Board, Labor Director, Covestro AG

    • Ryan Mangold

      Group Finance Director, Taylor Wimpey

    • Malina Marinova

      Senior Finance Manager at Progress; Former CFO of Telerik

    • M.D. Ranganath

      CFO, Infosys

    • Eriikka Söderström

      Former CFO, KONE

    • Anthony Staffieri

      CFO, Rogers Communications Inc.

    • Robin Stalker

      CFO, adidas Group

    • Darren Tan Siew Peng

      CFO, OCBC Bank

    • Francesco Tanzi

      CFO, Pirelli & C. S.p.A

    • Jacques Tierny

      Group CFO, Gemalto

    • Zlatko Todorcevski

      CFO, Brambles

    • Suketu (Suky) Upadhyay

      Executive Vice President and CFO, Endo International plc

    • Peter Vekslund

      Executive Vice President & CFO, PANDORA A/S

    • Kelly Wong

      CFO, KIDO Group

Contacts

  • Hanne Jesca Bax
    EY EMEIA Managing Partner Markets & Accounts, Ernst & Young Nederland LLP
    Tel: +31 88 40 71325
  • Robert Brand
    EY Global CFO Agenda Leader
    Tel: +1 201 872 5692
  • Rick Fezell
    EY Americas EY Vice Chair — Accounts
    Tel: +1 312 879 6568
  • Annette Kimmitt
    EY Asia-Pacific Accounts Leader
    Tel: +61 3 9288 8141
  • Tony Klimas
    EY Global Finance Performance Improvement
    Advisory Leader
    Tel: +1 212 773 5949