Thomas Keil

Thomas Keil

Thomas Keil is an internationally recognized authority on CEO topics and professor at the University of Zurich, Switzerland where he teaches strategy and international management. His research focuses on the CEO agenda in multinational corporations, specifically CEO succession, strategic renewal and transformation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation. He has been published in leading journals, including the Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Management Review. He is also co-author, with Marianna Zangrillo, of new book, The Next CEO: Board and CEO Perspectives for Successful CEO Succession published by Routledge, priced $38.95, available from Amazon and other leading booksellers.


Thomas Keil is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. You can follow him on LinkedIn.
Thomas Keil
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CEO succession: Success traps and how to avoid them

A CEO change is always an exciting moment for all parties involved. Boards invest immense time and resources to find the next CEO for the firm. Stakeholders, inside and outside of the firm, are on their toes, as they try to anticipate where the new leader will take the organization....