Most CEO'S have at least a bachelors or masters degree but certainly that is not the case in some situations. Most importantly, business experience of 5 to ten years, with an exceptional record of achievements in the company, is of paramount importance.
John Christopher’s Answer
Lindsay Drenning - ACP, PMP
No one is simply going to start out as a CEO unless they build their business from the ground up, but to be successful you have to build in experience. CEOs don't just start at the top, they build experience that translates to the CEO role. They will work in many areas of an organization, build leadership and organizational skills that will help them as they continue into higher lever leadership roles.