Two automotive chiefs who rose to the C-suite from the shop floor say the top level at companies shouldn't only be for those with a university education.
"I really hope that it doesn't become rarefied air and the only people who can get to the C-suite are those who have been fortunate enough to afford to get a degree, especially in Western countries where getting a high-level education is becoming more and more expensive," Volvo Cars CEO Jim Rowan told Automotive News Europe. "I think talent is in every area and at every level of the business. Most people just need an opportunity."
Rowan, who grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, in a blue-collar family, said he was "lucky" because he got those opportunities.