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Frank Mastiaux discusses what it has been like to join a board when all the meetings have been held remotely and the differences between the one-tier board model in France and the two-tier model in Germany.
Johanna Lamminen discusses the benefits and challenges of having a non-executive director role in a different industry than her executive role and how COVID-19 impacted her leadership priorities.
Jean-Christophe Tellier, CEO of global biopharmaceutical company UCB, discusses the evolving role of the CEO, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and UCB’s sustainability agenda.
Duncan Penny discusses the benefits and challenges of his first non-executive director role and offers some advice for executives as they join a board, particularly one in a different industry.
In this podcast, Steve Foots, CEO of Croda, discusses how the company integrated a purpose-led approach into its strategy and how it is driving growth by focusing on innovation while also embracing sustainability.
Mark A. Gabriel, CEO and administrator of the Western Area Power Administration, discusses the importance of leadership and culture as critical levers of business performance.
The next decade’s competition in the petroleum industry will be for leaders: those who are able to develop a new humility building their capabilities to think like activists internally, relate like diplomats externally, and serve as effective advocates.
Johannes Bussmann, CEO of Lufthansa Technik, discusses the importance of shaping a digital transformation in the wake of COVID-19 and how boards can help CEOs.
Carsten Hellmann, the CEO of global pharmaceutical company ALK and non-executive director of healthcare technology company Coloplast, discusses the ways his role as a non-executive director has benefitted his job as CEO.
The CEO of Jack in the Box shares his experiences stepping into his new role remotely and discusses the aspects of company culture that have enabled resilience.
James Riley, group CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotels, shares his thoughts on the role of the leader in times of crisis and how boards can help their CEOs and their executive teams be more effective.
Lou Von Thaer, president and CEO of Battelle, a global research and development organization, shares his experiences driving a restructuring and complete organizational cultural transformation, focusing on trust, transparency, and accountability.
Jerry Liu, president of Cargill China, shares his thoughts on the evolving role of the CEO in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the biggest challenges leaders will face in the coming years.
Maggie Wilderotter, chair of the board of directors of DocuSign and former CEO of Frontier Communications, discusses her experiences building diversity at Frontier and how it helped the company as a whole perform better.
As the role of the food and agribusiness CEO in Australia and New Zealand evolves and grows more complex, early succession planning is critical in finding the next generation of leaders for the sector.
In this podcast, Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, discusses the transformation of the traditional automotive company into a competitor in the global e-mobility market segment.
Gilles Andrier, CEO of the world's largest company in flavor and fragrance, discusses purpose-driven leadership in the chemicals industry.
In this podcast, Andreas Feiner, CEO of Arabesque S-Ray, and Philipp Rösler, Arabesque advisor and former Vice Chancellor of Germany, discuss how a sustainable business model reflects positively on economic outcomes and demonstrates responsibility for the environment, society, and the next generation.
In our latest Route to the Top, Heidrick & Struggles’ annual demographic study of chief executives, we examined how COVID-19 has—and hasn’t—changed what companies are looking for in CEOs.
Though the role of CEO increasingly requires an additive set of skills and experiences that includes digital, sustainability, and purpose-driven leadership, the current talent pool for future banking CEOs is still predominantly made up of those with more traditional skill sets.