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Long-serving CEOs: how long is too long?

It's not an issue if the business does well, but entrenchment isn't ideal, say observers

David Gerald, who has been president and CEO of the Securities Investors' Association of Singapore since 1999, said it was not surprising to see long-serving CEOs in family-controlled organisations.


HOW long a chief executive officer (CEO) stays at the helm is not a big issue for listed companies, as long as the firm keeps performing well, market observers have said. But some risks can arise if this chief becomes too entrenched, which could make the board's decision-making...

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