Why Some Boards Add Value and Some Don't

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Join us as we discuss the innovation and disruption challenge: practical steps to value creation for boards.

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How companies adapt to innovation and disruption is one of the most studied management issues of the era. What is less studied – and less well understood – is how boards deal with the innovation and disruption challenge. Research indicates that many boards are not equipped for this task, often lacking a deep understanding of their firm’s strategy, industry or how they create value.

In this webinar we will look at some ways boards have been able to meet the challenge of board renewal and effectiveness. We will consider:

  • Key competencies for boards during disruptive times
  • How boards can add strategic insights into the external environment
  • How boards can engage better with management in strategy formulation
  • How boards can play their full strategic role of ensuring resource and asset allocations create “strategy as intent”.

We will also present some recent INSEAD/IDN research on board competence and board renewal and examine practical steps boards can take to support long-term value creation in a context of fast-changing markets, disrupted value chains and novel ways of working.

The event will be moderated by Liselotte Engstam (IDP-C’15Oct) Board Member at the INSEAD Directors’ Network .

All attendees will have a chance to contribute to a pre-event survey, ask questions live and access a resource pack afterwards.

INSEAD International Directors' Network

This event is co-organised by INSEAD International Directors' Network and INSEAD Lifelong Learning.

The INSEAD International Directors' Network, IDN, is a global club for International Board Directors that are INSEAD Alumni, originating from certified alumnus of INSEAD Directors Programme (IDP-C), with the aim to facilitate contacts and share insights and experiences on international board topics.

The INSEAD Directors’ Network (IDN), is open to all INSEAD Alumni that are board members or interested in Corporate Governance.

The network organises events like IDF forums, dinners, webinars, has its own website with both public and private member resources, closed LinkedIn Group and has an Advocate & Connect Board Search & Mentor Initiative. Find out more at https://blogs.insead.edu/idpn-globalclub/home-page/


Denise Koopmans (IDP-C’15Oct) is an Independent Board Director with key supervisory board directorships at Coöperatie VGZ, Janssen de Jong Groep B.V., Swiss Post, Royal BAM Group nv and WWF Netherlands.

Previously Denise worked as Chief Legal Officer at the then NBM-Amstelland and subsequently worked in various international management positions at Heerema, Altran Group and subsequently as CEO of LexisNexis in Paris and Managing Director of the Legal & Regulatory Division of Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands.

Denise studied at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (LL.M), Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Professor Roy Ling (GEMBA‘10D ) is currently a Managing Director at RL Capital Management. Concurrently, he also serves as an Independent Board Director at several listed companies across Asia, as an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the SKEMA Business School, and as a Consultant for RHT Strategic Advisory and RHT Academy.

Prior to RL Capital, Prof. Roy spent more than 20 years in investment banking with expertise in Asia real estate. He held senior positions with JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney.

He graduated from INSEAD with a Global EMBA and from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Hagen Schweinitz (IDP-C’19Feb) is a seasoned Executive Search consultant specialising in highly confidential technology and digital C-Level executive and board/non-executive searches across all industry sectors.

He is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and has published several whitepapers on blockchain and corporate governance, NEDs in fast-growing technology companies and on corporate governance in Iran. He is a regular speaker on corporate governance and technology across Europe and beyond.

Hagen was educated at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, and INSEAD. He is a member of the board of directors of INSEAD International Directors Network, Chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

Liselotte Engstam (IDP-C’15Oct) is an Independent Board Director and Chair at three listed and two private companies, an INSEAD alumna and Board Member at the INSEAD Directors’ Network and at the INSEAD Alumni Association Sweden. Liselotte is an experienced facilitator, including driving the global live interactive webinars at IDN since 2015.

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INSEAD's Lifelong Learning initiative provides ongoing opportunities for INSEAD alumni to keep up to date with the latest business research and practice.  Our offerings include in-person programmes led by INSEAD faculty; webinars that present the latest research and discuss hot topics from the perspective of alumni practitioners; and regional alumni events held around the globe. For more information visit INSEAD Lifelong Learning.

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