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How to Compose a Board of Directors for Strong Governance, Awareness and Success

Published: 24 January 2020

ID: G00451151

Analyst(s): Patrick Stakenas , Evan Brown , Christopher Little , Mark Wesker


A good board of directors provides exceptional value by helping establish corporate governance, guiding executive team members and advising company strategy. Tech CEOs must choose board members with suitable/useful expertise, and who will prioritize company shareholders over affiliated interests.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Manage the Legal and Process Requirements Associated With a BoD by Establishing a Sound Framework to Add Value to the Business
  • Stay Ahead of the Business and the Industry by Understanding Business Trends, BoD Priorities and Industry Knowledge
  • Ensure the Board Can Address Any Situation by Appointing Members From a Variety of Backgrounds and Creating Committees Around Their Experience to Support Governance

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