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Board Monitor 2022: Around the Globe

This report is part of Heidrick & Struggles’ long-standing study of trends in board composition in countries around the world. Produced by our CEO & Board Practice, these reports track and analyze trends in nonexecutive director appointments to the boards of the largest publicly listed companies in the following markets:

Australia (ASX 200) The Netherlands (AEX)
Belgium (BEL 20) New Zealand (NZX 10)
Brazil (BOVESPA) Norway (OBX)
Canada (TSX 60)  Portugal (PSI 20)
Denmark (OMX Copenhagen 25) Saudi Arabia (Tadawul)
Finland (OMX Helsinki 25) Singapore (STI 30)
France (CAC 40) South Africa (JSE Top 40)
Germany (DAX and MDAX) Spain (IBEX 35)
Hong Kong (Hang Seng) Sweden (OMX 30)
Ireland (ISEQ) Switzerland (SMI Expanded)
Italy (FTSE MIB) United Arab Emirates (ADX and DFM)
Kenya (Nairobi Securities Exchange Top 60) United Kingdom (FTSE 350)
Mexico (BMV IPC) United States (Fortune 500) 

 

Information about executives is gathered from publicly available sources, BoardEx, and a Heidrick & Struggles proprietary database.

Board Monitor 2022 reports
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Board Monitor US 2022
In 2021, boards of companies in the Fortune 500 continued a trend that began in the second half of 2020: bringing in an infusion of fresh thinking by reaching out to groups of people from increasingly diverse backgrounds.
Board Monitor UK 2022
In 2021, boards of companies in the FTSE 350 saw a record number of appointments, the largest share of seats ever going to women, and great improvements in ethnic diversity.
Board Monitor Europe 2022
In 2021, there was a marked increase in the number of appointments on European boards, as well as a slight decline in the shares of seats going to women and non-nationals.
Board Monitor Hong Kong 2022
In 2021, boards of companies in the Hang Seng saw a record number of appointments, the largest share of seats ever going to women, and the lowest share of seats going to those with prior CEO experience.
Board Monitor Singapore 2022
STI 30 companies appointed the largest cohort of new directors in five years, with more emphasis on retired executives and those with prior board experience.