1261 CEOs from around the world, including ASEAN, took part in the 2017 Global CEO Outlook survey discussing their unique challenges and opportunities.
From the CEOs in ASEAN, it was noted that there is muted confidence in the global and national economy and optimism about their organization’s prospects in the light of some geopolitical uncertainty. This marks a shift in mindset among CEOs from the past year. The survey reveals some strong trends among ASEAN CEOs:
Indonesian CEOs (just like their global and ASEAN counterparts) are most concerned with reputational and brand risk. Second, with the rising numbers of technology innovations, data has become a valuable commodity because knowledge enables sound decisions. Data integrity on the other hand is a challenge to overcome. Third, transparency in conducting business is imperative for all companies. Building integrity and improving how the company is perceived will not be easy. CEOs will need to be agile in facing transformation and disruption. They need to be flexible enough to adapt at a moment’s notice yet firm enough to still steer the wheel to reach the destination.
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