'I know this support is not universal', he added. He recalled that that at his first introduction to shareholders as CEO in 2007, one investor cautioned him about taking on the role.
'He noted that my background seemed adequate, but that I was an American', Dougan said. 'He suggested I should take the next year to reflect on the situation. If I still wanted to be CEO, this could be considered at the next AGM.
‘'There have indeed been a few days when I wish I had taken that advice'.
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