Inside the Mind of the CEO

Inside the Mind of the CEO
The Inside the Mind of the CEO interview series explores a wide range of critical decisions chief executives around the world face in today's dynamic society.
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John Hennessy’s higher learning

The former Stanford president and current Alphabet chair distills leadership lessons from a long career in the heart of Silicon Valley.
by Daniel Gross
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Making automation easy

Daniel Dines runs UiPath — the only unicorn to emerge from Romania and one of the world's fastest-growing software companies — which helps businesses design the way they automate processes.
by Daniel Gross
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A sustainable approach to the beauty business

João Paulo Ferreira, CEO of Natura, Brazil’s largest cosmetics company, uses the secrets of the Amazon to fuel an ambitious, environmentally responsible expansion agenda.
by Richard Lapper
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Creating a culture of learning

Steelcase CEO Jim Keane explains how giving people work-space choices can make workplace behavior more human.
by Art Kleiner
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Leading with a mission mind-set

How Beth Mooney, CEO of KeyCorp and chair of the Cleveland Clinic, earns trust in banking and healthcare.
by Samantha Marshall
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Nigeria’s untapped banking potential

How Peter Amangbo, outgoing group managing director and CEO of Zenith Bank, positioned it to win the 30 percent of Nigerians who don’t have bank accounts.
by Samuel Abu and Tola A. Ogundipe
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Ensuring trust in an age of digital banking

Johan Torgeby, CEO of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB), one of the biggest Nordic banks, explains how trust and technology must form the foundations of banking in the digital world.
by Peter Nyllinge and Henrik Olsson
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Rolling toward responsible capitalism

Jean-Dominique Senard, the departing CEO of Michelin and incoming chair of Renault and of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi alliance, argues that the prevailing concept of corporate purpose needs an update.
by Jeffrey Rothfeder
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Chinese cars go global

An Conghui, president of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and CEO of Geely Auto Group, explains the future of flying cars and the value of an international brand.
by Jenny Chong and Art Kleiner
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Asian opportunities

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, who leads one of the Philippines’ biggest conglomerates, explains how Southeast Asian companies are taking advantage of the changes in East–West dynamics.
by Jeremy Grant
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The sum is greater than the auto parts

Linamar is evolving from an automotive supplier into fields such as agricultural equipment and infrastructure. As CEO Linda Hasenfratz tells us, it’s all part of the 100-year plan.
by Daniel Gross
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Making Critical Decisions with Confidence

Nancy McKinstry, CEO and chairman of Wolters Kluwer, explains how going digital is allowing a 183-year-old provider of specialist information and expert solutions to prosper in a data-driven world.
by Deborah Unger
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Financial services and social values can mix

For Antonio Huertas Mejías, chief executive officer of the MAPFRE insurance company, economic growth aligns with making a sustainable contribution to the wider community.
by Salvador Nacenta and Justo Alcocer
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Business Cycle

Peloton’s bikes may be stationary. But as CEO John Foley tells us, the company is on the move.
by Daniel Gross and Brian Caisman
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Managing Africa’s money

Despite the continent's governance challenges, Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala says Africa is open for business and ready to take advantage of rapid digitization.
by Suvarchala Narayanan
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Keeping cool under pressure

For Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage Logistics, temperature-controlled supply chains for perishables are one of the world’s next great platforms.
by Art Kleiner and Spencer Herbst
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Start Small and Think Globally

Brazilian media and private equity leader Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer has a message for high-tech, middle-market companies in emerging economies: This could be their moment.
by Art Kleiner
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How to Build a Stronger Economy

Jim Clifton, chief executive of Gallup Inc., has a robust theory about entrepreneurialism and economic recovery.
by Art Kleiner
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Melissa Snover’s Recipe for Sweet Success

The “head magician” at Katjes Magic Candy Factory talks about custom candy, serial entrepreneurship, technology, and the growing pains of startups.
by Deborah Unger
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At Oracle, Great Technology Is Not Enough

In the first interview in this series, which kicks off PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey, chief executive Safra Catz explains the broad culture shift brought on by AI and cloud technologies.
by Art Kleiner