In my industry, it was commonplace for CEOs and Presudents of medical device companies to have a sales and marketing background on top of a scientific or engineering base.
In recent years, there is a noticeable shift in the expertise of CEOs and Presidents. Medtronic and CooperSurgical for example have ex-investment bankers and finance leaders in these roles. Is any other industry seeing it?
Seeing it increasingly in mining, oil and gas and renewables as pressures on license to operate and need for financing to develop towards critical minerals and diversify into energy transition require more than technical skills.