Michaela Tod, Co-CEO Entertainment at ProSiebenSat.1 SE media company, spoke with Egon Zehnder's Andrew Roscoe about her leadership journey, the value of multicultural teams, and the impact the Executive Discovery Program had on her development as a leader.
In the last decade, the oversight responsibilities of the board have taken on a new level of complexity. Disruptive business models can come from any direction, and the types of risks the board must monitor have multiplied.
Many young African leaders are returning to their home countries, driven to build the continent’s economy. What’s at the root of this emerging trend, and what is the potential impact on France, a country that relies on African talent?
Is a new CEO equipped for their uniquely broad and demanding role? A 2018 report by Egon Zehnder suggests many are not. Four hundred and two CEOs from 11 countries were surveyed – and 273 of them admitted that, in hindsight, they weren’t fully prepared. Together, they are running companies with a total of US$2.6 trillion in sales.