More businesness hiring foreign bosses

An increasing number of Danish businesses are finding their top executives abroad.

One in three firms currently has a non-Dane as their managing director. As late as 2007, that number was one in eight.

Companies themselves report that a lack of domestic candidates led them to cast their nets abroad. Increasing global competition means it is likely that the number of foreign executives here will only rise in the years to come.

“It’s skills and talent that should determine whether you can make it as an executive.

Not your nationality,” said Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, a former executive with FL Smidth and member of the board of a number of companies.

Jyllands-Posten

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