7 out of 10 CHROs surveyed in this year’s Study agree that business exposure is critical to be a successful HR leader. But only 4 out of 10 have ever served a non-HR role (with only 10% of those having led a sales role). Willingness to build business acumen is there as 80 per cent of CHROs surveyed plan to take a non-HR role soon. The question is: Will the CEO wait? What do CEOs want?