KPMG survey: Greek CEOs more optimistic over post-pandemic economic developments

Greek CEOs are more optimistic over economic and business developments in the day after the pandemic, KPMG said in a survey on the 2021 CEO Outlook.

The survey is based on the views of 1,325 CEOs from 11 significant markets and 50 CEOs from the Greek market. Specifically, a 76% of Greek CEOs (and 60% globally) expressed their certainty over the growth outlook of the global economy, while an 82% of Greek CEOs said they were certain over the growth outlook of the country’s economy (up from 66% before the pandemic).

An 80% of Greek CEOs said they were optimistic over the growth outlook of their own enterprise, with mergers and acquisitions playing a critical role in efforts to further growth and boosting digital potential. An 84% of Greeks (and 87% globally) said they wanted to reach M&A deals within the next 3 years. A 92% of Greek CEOs said they will be increasingly more responsible for progress in dealing with social issues.

A 46% of CEOs in Greece (and 30% globally) said they planned investments of more than 10% of their revenue, while an 84% of Greeks and 75% globally said that global leaders needed to act more urgently to address climate change. A 46% of Greek CEOs (and 37% globally) said that the majority of workers will continue to work from home twice a week, while a 56% (51% globally) sought investments in common office spaces.