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The CEO of tomorrow

Nordic CEOs stand out in how they view the role of the CEO. For them, it’s about running the business and not about their own egos.

Nordic CEOs stand out in how they view the role of the CEO.

Nordic CEOs stand out in how they view the role of the CEO. For them, it’s about running the business and not about their own egos – the team and the overall result comes first. They seem well aware that they are using their skill sets to run a company at a given point in time.

 

In a fast-moving world, the openness for change is an obvious success factor. This year’s results of the CEO Outlook prove not only that Nordic CEOs embrace change, but also that they recognize that different types of leadership and skills are needed at different points in a company’s lifecycle. Nearly half of the Nordic CEO’s strongly agree that different kinds of CEOs are needed for various stages of a company’s journey (46 percent vs. 31 percent on a global level). 

 

One of these change-driven leaders is Haval van Drumpt, CEO of telecom company Tre Sverige since February this year. In his role, Haval puts emphasis on listening to what the customers really want and need.

Tre listens a lot to the customers. One of the steps we have been taking now is me moving customer service into our management team.

Haval van Drumpt
CEO of telecom company Tre Sverige

A few years back, in his former role as CEO of Zitius, Haval van Drumpt was named Leader of the Year in the Swedish Telecom Awards. Which 3 winning tips would he give the Chief Executive Officers of tomorrow?


1. Have a clear vision.
2. Communicate that vision.
3. Let your employees challenge you. Train them to challenge you because if they don’t challenge you, they will not be able to challenge the competitors.
 

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement about your role as CEO? "Different kinds of CEOs are needed for various stages of a company life cycle" - Nordics vs. Global:

Source: 2019 CEO Outlook, KPMG.

We always balance between short-term and long-term goals. I am happy and I am glad that I have owners who think long-term. We invest in infrastructure that in the long run will help Sweden become more digitalized and contribute with knowledge to companies and people around us. Telecommunication is a pacemaker for Sweden today.

Haval van Drumpt

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For more information on CEO Outlook 2019 survey and complete overview of findings, please see the full report available for download. 

KPMG helps businesses develop their people and organization

Market leaders know that a forward-looking view of resources can both differentiate and contribute to the success of the organization. The combination of demographic and organizational changes, as well as increasing digitalisation and robotization, puts greater demands on how organizations attract new expertise and develop existing in the organization.

 

KPMG helps businesses with consulting, facilitation and project management in all aspects of HR and change processes. Even in a digital world, the most valuable investments are made in people!

 

For more information: kpmg.no/people