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What does it take to be a board member?

May 2019 18:00 - 20:30
Free – 50.00CHF
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Target audience Male, Female, Members, Non Members
Event language English
Speaker Didier Cossin, IMD
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Hôtel Métropole
34 quai Général Guisan
Geneva, 1204 Switzerland
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In this session, Didier Cossin will discuss what paths managers and executives can take to develop their career and join company boards. He will outline the roles of board members and what it means to be part of a board today. While exploring the roles, you will have more clarity on how to prepare and what to learn to become successful board members.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and an open discussion with Didier Cossin regarding for example more specific board challenges, board dynamic, diversity and board effectiveness.


  • 18:00 welcome and registration
  • 18:30 session and Q&A
  • 20:00 cocktail

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Professor Cossin is the founder and director of the IMD Global Board Center, the originator of the Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness methodology and an advocate of Stewardship.

He works with owners, boards and senior leaders to provide the latest thinking on best-in-class governance, board effectiveness, the governance and selection of investments, board dynamics and strategy design.  As a clinician of governance excellence in many regions of the world, he is an advocate of adapting practices to the social, geopolitical, technological and economic transformation through distinctive solutions allowing for long term wealth creation.

Professor Cossin is the founder and director of the IMD Board Director Diploma: www.imd.org/board-diploma.

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