Globalization Hits the Boardroom: What Does It Take To Successfully Govern an International Company? December 11, 2009 11:20 AM 11:50 AM
Speaker: Robert Mundheim, Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling
Noel Harwerth, Former COO-Citigroup International, Board of Harry Winston
Bill Owens, Managing Director, AEA Investors, Board of Mercedes & Wipro
, Jeffrey M. Cunningham, Chairman, CEO, and Editorial Director of Directorship.com
The days of companies being focused on one market have largely passed. Today to succeed companies need to be global. But these efforts lead to a series of questions and issues, including how these companies should be governed. Where for instance, should directors be chosen? How should boards be structured and should they follow the U.S. oversight model or rely more on the two-tiered approach found in Europe? Three individuals with board experience with international companies provide their perspective on these questions and also what it takes to make a company successful abroad.
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