Discover how Product leaders are increasingly ascending to CEO positions, with 83% aspiring to become CEOs, according to a recent study by Egon Zehnder and Peak Product. Explore the key competencies, career opportunities, and development areas that make Product leaders well-positioned for the CEO role in this insightful article.
In recent years, we’ve seen a rising demand for a broader range of functional leaders on boards, including product leaders who can bring a unique skillset to the table. Egon Zehnder gathered a dozen Chief Product Officers, with a varied level of board experience, to hear their stories and perspectives.
Mads Johnsen is the Chief Product Officer at Calm, where he leads product and growth teams. He took the role in 2021 after stints at Uber, LinkedIn, McKinsey and Nokia. While his titles have changed over the years, his work has always been in service to product. He spoke with Egon Zehnder’s Anna Auerbach about the ways in which the product role has evolved.
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