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The IMD Global Board Center supports Board Members by providing unique & pertinent resources on current boardroom issues and latest governance trends.

Latest thought leadership knowledge

  • The Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness

    The Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness

    By Didier Cossin & José Caballero

    Corporate events in the last decade have made it clear that boards can fail. Failure has come in various disguises: failure to manage risks, to proactively contribute to firm strategy, to identify the 'right' team, and in some cases, to deal... read more (PDF)

  • Board and Strategy

    Board and Strategy

    By Didier Cossin & Estelle Metayer

    Boards are ultimately responsible for the long term success of their organizations. This means that strategy cannot be neglected; it must be one of the central elements of the board's activities. read more (PDF)

  • Inspiring the Active Chairperson

    Inspiring the Active Chairperson

    A compilation of thought leadership knowledge articles for Active Chairperson and Board Member. read more (PDF)

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Past Board Event

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CEO Roundtable Lessons from the Top

On November 17th and 18th, the IMD Global Board Center hosted the 2011 CEO Roundtable, an annual flagship event for IMD since 1990... read more (PDF)

Past Board Retreat

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The Board's Responsibility in Turbulent Times: Challenges & Opportunities

On May 19th and 20th, the IMD Global Board Center hosted a Board Retreat. The participants had the opportunity to meet with peers and discuss the latest... read more

Past Program

People who have attended HPB at IMD

HPB - The Leading Director's Education Program Since 1977!

From October 6th to 9th, 2014 the IMD Global Board Center hosted the IMD flagship board program exclusively designed for global supervisory board members, chairmen and CEOs... read more (PDF)

Quotes from the Board Room

What matters is who is on the board and how well it works. There is a move toward board reviews, conducted by outsiders every three years, to see how the board functions.

John Grumbar

Honorary Chairman, Egon Zehnder International

The future should be the focus for the board; they should be provocative to help the CEO and management. The out-of-the-box element should be a key component of the board's mandate.

Harry van Dorenmalen

Chairman IBM Europe

Diversity of knowledge is important, not merely diversity of gender and geography.

Andrew Gould

Chairman BG Group plc

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