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Corporate boards significantly influence the perceptions through their oversight duties of how much enterprise value creation comes from non-financial resources - many of which correspond to some key skills gaps inside the boardroom, which Egon Zehnder's Lisa Blais highlights.
Egon Zehnder’ Directors Development Program held a session on this topic led by Sunil Mehta, former Chair of PNB and Yes Bank, in which he shared his insights, knowledge, and experience navigating various crises at the highest level of corporate governance.
One of the sessions of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program looked at board governance from the perspective of the regulator, as well as how boards can be effective from a regulatory standpoint.
For well over a decade, the global landscape of business and commerce has been in the midst of a rapid and continuous evolution. And while ongoing trends toward digital transformation, as well as the more recent emergence of generative artificial intelligence (AI), have opened up a world of exciting opportunities, they have also led to a variety of new and complex leadership challenges for board members. Put simply, being tasked with executing some of the largest change management initiatives of their careers, board members today must not only draw wisdom from past professional experiences, but also actively confront their own situational biases in an effort to embrace curiosity and develop new skills and management strategies.
This July, Egon Zehnder held a new session of its Directors Development Program series. The event, titled “Board Processes,” featured Sanjiv Sachar, Independent Director & NRC Chair at HDFC Bank and a former partner at Egon Zehnder, who imparted lessons on areas such as agenda-setting, facilitating discussions, meetings and minutes, and the overall systems that help a board to become as effective and efficient as possible.
A new session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program took a holistic look at board management to uncover “The Best Practices of High- Performing Boards.” It was led by Dinesh Khara, chairman of the State Bank of India and a veteran of board leadership for over a decade. Khara discussed the various factors that shape a board’s effectiveness, from its long-term vision to specific responsibilities to agenda setting.
A new session of Egon Zehnder’s Directors Development Program examined the best practices for board evaluation and review, underscoring the importance of this vital yet sometimes misunderstood process. Leading the discussion was former Egon Zehnder Senior Partner Sanjiv Sachar, who now sits on the boards of KDDL and Info Edge, and earlier was the NRC Chair at HDFC Bank.
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