KOSDAQ Association announces results of '2017 KOSDAQ listed company CEO survey'
First in non-Seoul universities, reconfirming alumni power in finance sector
[April 26, 2017]
YU (President Sur Gil-soo) ranked sixth in the nation for graduating CEOs of KOSDAQ listed companies to once again confirm the alumni power in the financial sector.
On the 26th, the KOSDAQ Association announced the results after analyzing the education, major and age of CEOs for companies listed in KOSDAQ. Surveys were carried out on the age, place of birth, college, and major of 1,491 CEOs of 1,219 companies listed in KOSDAQ.
According to this, it was found that CEOs who are alumni of YU ranked sixth highest. CEOs of KOSDAQ listed companies from Seoul National University led the list at 18.4%, followed by Yonsei University (9.0%), Hanyang University (8.6%), Korea University (7.1%), Sungkyunkwan University (3.7%), and Yeungnam University (3.6%). Excluding the major universities of Seoul, YU graduated the most CEOs of KOSDAQ listed universities.
Recently, YU also ranked eighth in the nation in the universities for graduating the most CEOs of the top 500 companies in Korea according to CEO Score, a business performance evaluation website. It was the only university in the top 10 located outside of the Seoul area, thereby demonstrating its status as a prestigious university outside of the capital area.
By age of CEOs of KOSDAQ listed companies, CEOs in their 50s accounted for 47.5% of the total, followed by 40s at 22.1%. and 60s at 20.5%. The average age of the CEOs was 55.2 years old. For final education, bachelor's degrees were highest at 54.7%. Master's and PhD holders were 21.9% and 15.3%, respectively. For majors, natural sciences and engineering accounted for almost half of the total at 46.0%, followed by commerce and economics at 36.7%, and humanities and social sciences at 9.9%. For college departments, they were in the order of business administration at 25.8%, electronic engineering (6.6%), and mechanical engineering (4.8%).