Jack Ma, Alibaba

11 September, 2018

Succession planning: Alibaba works its magic

The news this week is once again full of the rags-to-riches story of Jack Ma, the billionaire co-founder and executive chairman of the internet giant Alibaba. This time, though, Ma is making headlines...
RBS

30 May, 2018

Board moves at RBS; BP; and Safestyle

RBS The chief financial officer of RBS has quit ahead of the bank’s AGM. Ewen Stevenson announced his departure today, following an “orderly handover” of his responsibilities. Chief...
executive onboarding, Fidelio

18 May, 2018

A practical guide to executive onboarding

In a time of rapid change it is clear that boards need diverse skills and profiles in order to maintain a competitive advantage. The same is true at executive committee level. The speed of change has ...

5 April, 2018

Sir Martin Sorrell investigated by WPP over alleged misconduct

An investigation has been launched against WPP founder and CEO Sir Martin Sorrell following an allegation of “personal misconduct”. A terse statement to the stock exchange states that independe...
Xavier Rolet, London Stock Exchange

7 November, 2017

LSE clashes with shareholders over governance of CEO departure

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) was yesterday forced to defend the handling of its CEO's departure, saying that it had followed "a proper governance process". The statement followed a letter from a...
teamwork, Mittelstand companies

11 July, 2017

Mittelstand companies: secrets behind their success

The strength of Germany’s mid-cap industrial companies has been the envy of countries around the world for decades. But there are corporate governance challenges ahead if the so-called “Mittelstan...
family, succession

22 May, 2017

Five challenges that could derail a succession plan

Family-run businesses represent the future building blocks of China’s economy. According to research, over the next few years C...

14 January, 2017

Bye bye NED

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boardroom

16 August, 2016

10 questions for building a board

As the board’s role continues to evolve in the wake of the financial crisis, board composition — the "right" number of board members with appropriately diverse skills and experience — is...