Fun over experience: India Inc likes its CEOs young

Indian companies are gradually moving towards younger leaders.

Between 2015 and 2016, there was a 10% decline in the average age of chief executives (CEOs) in the country, according to BTI Consultants, which specialises in executive search and management assessment. Around 60% of BTI’s Indian corporate clients are opting for CEOs under 50 years of age.

Companies are no longer looking for “tonnes of experience or…many achievements behind them,” James Agrawal, managing director of BTI...

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