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Paolo Quaini, group general counsel at Alitalia, the flag carrier and largest airline in Italy, discusses how the airline has faced the challenges of COVID-19 and how it is preparing for the future.
Julian Sawyer, CEO of Bitstamp, the world’s longest standing crypto exchange, discusses the impacts of the accelerating pace of change in the digital assets and digital finance space.
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.
Boards can help their companies blend profit and purpose seamlessly into their strategies by focusing first on their own purpose, composition, and processes.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Brown, chief learning officer at leading pharmaceutical company Novartis, explains how a culture of curiosity enables resilience, learning, and organizational effectiveness.
Heidrick & Struggles' eighth annual survey includes a review of major hiring trends, an in-depth look into the structure of 2020 compensation packages, and a spotlight on trends in Italy.
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.
The chemical industry is at a tipping point in the climate change and circular economy conversations, and it is time for all leaders to get on board.
Heidrick & Struggles’ Jenni Hibbert explains the differences between European and American corporate governance and what executives should consider before joining a board, as well as examines recent trends in European board composition, on the MPW panel “How good boards operate.”
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.
Our first report on compensation trends for chief financial officers explores data from private equity professionals in North America and Europe on both organizational structure and compensation for this increasingly critical role.
Interviews with the chairs of the largest public companies listed in the United Kingdom, predominantly FTSE 100, highlight how boards are meeting some perennial challenges in today’s unprecedented circumstances.
In 2019, corporate boards in Europe sought financial expertise and directors with international backgrounds, which should help companies navigate this year’s economic and social volatility.
A survey of industry leaders in Europe highlights their biggest challenges as they deal with the unprecedented change accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.