President of the board
Posted On 27.09.2020
President of the board
What Are the Duties of a Nonprofit President?
Over the years, businessmen, business associations, lawyers, and scholars have turned out literature attempting to describe more detailed functions for directors, and some of these statements of functions for directors have considerable intellectual acceptance in corporate circles. But there is a disparity in the literature. Much of it describes the roles that boards should play, not those that they really do.
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.
Duties of the President and/or Chair of the Board
The NPBC Law does not explicitly require that any officer be a director, though it may be understood that only a director can serve as chair of the board. Regardless, it is relatively common for all-volunteer organizations to elect officers from among the directors. It is also common for large organizations with employees to hire certain officers (like a CEO and CFO) who are not directors.
Responsibilities of the President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President
The board president is responsible for tracking organizational progress and evaluating the completion of established goals. This usually involves a full assessment of organizational needs, reviewing financial statements and digging deeper into community needs. Regular assessment and evaluation assists the governing board in long-range planning.
President: Prof. Dr. h. c. Joachim Hermann Ullrich
Based on its research and development work, PTB provides a wide range of metrological services. The central task in this context – laid down by law – is to realize and to disseminate the units as accurately as possible. In this way, PTB ensures that uniform measures are used, not only in Germany, but throughout the world.
Tasks of the President – article no. 10 of the Statute of the University of Trento
He held several management positions in the main organizations of the sector, as vice president of Farmindustria and of Confindustria Verona, and as president of the chemical-pharmaceutical section of Confindustria Verona.
The Roles and Responsibilities of a Board of Directors for a College or University
Using such tools as the board agenda and parliamentary procedure, the chairman of the board works with the President or CEO in defining the board’s responsibilities and setting the strategic direction for the institution. The board expects the board chair to know and understand the bylaws and policies and to make sure that the board operates on a policy level.
Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
The Executive Board is responsible for managing the business activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and represents the organization both internally and externally. It elaborates the basic premises of the organization’s science and research policy and draws up business-development and financial plans. The Executive Board also negotiates to obtain institutional funding for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and defines how it is to be distributed among the institutes. A further duty of the Executive Board is to appoint the directors of the institutes.
The reasons for having a past president—mentor, reputation, leader of sensitive projects—are all roles that can be filled by other board members, or in the case of a mentor for the incoming president, by an external volunteer or, in fact, a leadership coach could be retained.