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What are the top challenges CEOs are facing in 2016?


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In January's Emerging Markets webcast, in addition to an update on emerging economies, we will offer an economics perspective on the most pressing challenges on the minds of the chief executives who responded to The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016. In this year’s survey, we see CEO respondents focusing on building organizational capability and high performing cultures around, engagement, inclusion, and continual improvement. Moreover we see a deep seated concern about global talent shortages and heightened awareness of the role of cost management and strengthening process improvement to mitigate risk. In addition, six big-picture trends emerge from the strategies CEO respondents selected to meet key business challenges. 

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Jing Sima-Friedman

Jing Sima-Friedman
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Jing Sima-Friedman is a senior economist at The Conference Board. She leads macroeconomic research projects on emerging markets, with a focus on structural changes, monetary policy, capital and financial market developments, and trade flows. She also produces ...Full Bio

Nicholas Sutcliffe

Nicholas Sutcliffe
Executive Director, Asia
The Conference Board

Nicholas Sutcliffe is the executive director of The Conference Board for Asia. He is responsible for the strategic development and growth of The Conference Board operations within the region and shares responsibility for enhancing the organization’s stature and reputation as a relevant, obj...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board, a global research organization with its head office in New York City in the United States. He leads a global team of economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing, who produce a range of widely watched economic i...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D. (Host)
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD, is the director of economic research and global research chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global ...Full Bio

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