Methodology

The KPMG 2021 Global CEO Outlook provides an in-depth three-year outlook from 1,325 global chief executives of major organisations on enterprise and economic growth. The KPMG 2021 India CEO Outlook is an executive summary of the Global CEO Outlook covering viewpoints gathered from 125 CEOs in India.

This latest research is part of the KPMG CEO Outlook series, which offers a unique perspective on the mindset shift of global CEOs over the lifetime of the COVID-19 pandemic and looking forward to post-pandemic recovery. As well as this survey which took place in July/ August 2021 we also conducted a CEO Outlook Pulse Survey of 500 chief executives in March of this year.This allowed us to examine how the thinking of CEOs in India as well as globally has evolved over the course of 2021. CEOs are drawn from companies with annual revenue over USD 500 million and a third of the companies surveyed have more than USD 10 billion in annual revenue, with no responses from companies under USD 500 million.

The July/August 2021 survey included leaders from 11 key markets (Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.) and 11 key industry sectors (asset management, automotive, banking, consumer and retail, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications).

NOTE: some figures may not add up to 100 per cent due to rounding.