Company board of directors

Company board of directors

Are the CEO and the Chairman of the Board the Same Person?

From a historical perspective, the CEO and the Chairman of the Board have served in the same position. With some of the evolutionary changes in best practices that have resulted from regulatory and legal changes, there has been a lot of discussion about whether companies should appoint a board chair that is not also the CEO of the company. Current trends are moving in the direction of separating the Chairman of the Board and CEO roles.

Is a Board of Directors Elected or Appointed?

Is a Board of Directors Elected or Appointed?

The structuring of a board of directors tends to be more varied outside of the United States. In certain countries in Asia and the European Union, the structure is often split into two primary boards: executive and supervisory.

Director representing employee shareholders

Director representing employee shareholders

For over a quarter century, I have observed, served on, and studied boards of directors. In the process, I have developed a healthy skepticism about the prevailing and generally accepted concepts of boards of directors. What my experience bears out has, in fact, little relationship to the classic statements concerning their appropriate functions.

A consistent focus on the premium segment.

A consistent focus on the premium segment.

The BMW Group believes that the recommendations and suggestions contained in the German Corporate Governance Code help make the German financial market more attractive, in particular for international investors. 

The Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that Givaudan, as a Company, is headed in the right direction, in terms of strategy and management.

The Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that Givaudan, as a Company, is headed in the right direction, in terms of strategy and management.

He was Chief Executive Officer of DuPont from 1998 to 2009, and Chairman from 1999 to 2009. He joined DuPont in 1970 after receiving a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and held various manufacturing and business assignments, including a six-year Tokyo-based posting as President of DuPont Asia/Pacific.

Chief Scientist and Executive Fellow for Research

Chief Scientist and Executive Fellow for Research

The guidelines for the work of the Board of Directors are set down in standing orders. The standing orders contain rules regarding the number of ordinary Board meetings (at least five ordinary meetings per calendar year), the agenda of ordinary Board meetings, responsibilities within the Board, including the obligations of the Chair of the Board, responsibilities of members of the Board and the CEO, and how work is carried out in committees.

Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG

Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG

Our Board of Directors, consisting of nine members, six of whom are independent, holds the widest powers for the ordinary and extraordinary management and administration of Amplifon. 

How Does a Corporation Board of Directors Work?

The Remuneration Committee takes an active interest in talent management within the Company. The Remuneration Committee may exercise any other powers and carry out any other responsibilities delegated to it by the Board from time to time.

Environmental, Social and Governance at GE

The Board members’ responsibilities vary, depending on the nature of the organization. What they do also depends on how the founders originally set up the business. Companies with publicly trading shares have comprehensive rules and regulations regarding their Board.