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The Question of CEO Succession

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Question of CEO Succession

The Question of CEO Succession

Rather, it must be an ongoing process of development and discernment that is constant and systematic, driven by the company’s strategy and core values, and involving the intentional engagement of all of the board members. Harvard Board Challenges Blog

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Lund Uni Breakfast on Potentially Starting Research on Governance in Entrepreneurial Companies

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lund Uni Breakfast on Potentially Starting Research on Governance in Entrepreneurial Companies

Lund Uni Breakfast on Potentially Starting Research on Governance in Entrepreneurial Companies

Attending a breakfast where The University of Lund is outlining a plan on researching ownership and governance in entrepreneurial companies. A rather blank research area and I welcome the initiative. An area within which we need to expand our knowledge. The Sten K Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship is looking for external funding in relation to the above for a three year term of 5MSEK p.a. I look forward to taking part of the results.

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“Graduation” BoardPower (Styrelsekraft) 2013-2014

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Graduation” BoardPower (Styrelsekraft) 2013-2014

“Graduation” BoardPower (Styrelsekraft) 2013-2014

Finalising yet another tantalizing BoardPower year, with a highly competent group of women from all areas of business and organisational life. A joy.

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Member of the Board North Chemical AB (publ)

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Member of the Board North Chemical AB (publ)

Member of the Board North Chemical AB (publ)

Elected Board Member of North Chemical, traded on NASDAQ OMX First North. North Chemical offers the Nordic’s largest selection of cleaning- and maintenance products targeted to both professional and private users. The environmentally certified products are produced in manufacturing plants and laboratories located in Rörvik and Alingsås in Sweden. The company has around 60 employees and an annual turnover of approximately 140 million SEK. Watch the movie about North Chemical...

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Munger: Trust-Based Governance

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Munger: Trust-Based Governance

Munger: Trust-Based Governance

Charlie Munger, well-known partner of Warren Buffet, contends that it is unreasonable that governance systems based on incentives and controls, including an independent BoD to monitor management, to expect such a system to work equally well in all settings. “The right culture, the highest and best culture, is a seamless web of deserved trust.”   “Good character is very efficient. If you can trust people, your system can be way simpler. There’s enormous efficiency in good character and dis-efficiency in bad character.”   “By the standards of the rest of the world, we overtrust. So far it has worked very well for us. Some would see it as weakness.” Stanford Closer Look: Corporate Governance According to Charles T. Munger NY Times: Berkshire’s Radical Strategy:...

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Carl-Johan Wachtmeister väljs in i Aspektas styrelse / CJW elected Director Aspekta

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Carl-Johan Wachtmeister väljs in i Aspektas styrelse / CJW elected Director Aspekta

Carl-Johan Wachtmeister väljs in i Aspektas styrelse / CJW elected Director Aspekta

– Vi är mycket nöjda över att få ta del av Carl-Johan Wachtmeisters gedigna erfarenhet av att äga, driva och utveckla pr-konsultföretag. Det finns få personer i Sverige som matchar hans kunskaper på det området, säger Aspektas styrelseordförande Sophie Persson i ett pressmeddelande. Carl-Johan Wachtmeister elected Director of Aspekta. Dagens Media...

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Chairman in Steny AB

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chairman in Steny AB

Chairman in Steny AB

Leading Swedish Stone Companies Form New Chain Leading stonemasons form the new national chain Steny to strengthen the Swedish stone industry by ensuring high quality and local service to customers. The Steny companies has a turnover of over 19 million euro with over 100 employees nation-wide. The the aim is to grow the chain through expanding the owner base and through franchising. Ny kedja utvecklar stenbranschen i Sverige Sveriges ledande stenhuggerier bildar kedjan Steny. Motivet är att stärka den svenska stenindustrins konkurrenskraft genom att säkra hög kvalitet och lokal service till kunderna. Stenyföretagen omsätter drygt 170 mkr och finns på elva orter i Sverige, men ambitionen är att kedjan ska växa genom att fler stenhuggerier ansluter sig. Sophie Persson blir styrelseordförande i bolaget. Läs Pressmeddelande Riks här. Besök Stenys hemsida...

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Chambre Separée at Johan P in Malmö

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chambre Separée at Johan P in Malmö

Chambre Separée at Johan P in Malmö

Meeting up with keen female leaders ready to add value in Board of Directors. Hosted by TRUST, responsible for the FEW programme. Vivid discussions, excellent food and an embracing environment. Excellent candidates.

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Strategy and Business Development

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Strategy and Business Development

Strategy and Business Development

Meeting up with engaged entrepreneurs, vivid leaders, exceptional CEOs at Villa Vik outside of Växjö, Sweden. On the agenda: starting up the value-creating board, strategy and the contents of the strategic conference, how to use the Board in developing your company/business. We have great access to brilliant Director resources...

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Carola Lemne on Diversity in the Board Room

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Carola Lemne on Diversity in the Board Room

Carola Lemne on Diversity in the Board Room

Carola Lemnes commentary in Dagens Industri  (soon-to-be Chairman of Svenskt Näringsliv/Confederation of Swedish Enterprise pinpoints that diversity in the Board rom is key, not gender alone. “You need differing perspectives and experiences in a Board. When studying the composition of Swedish Board of Directors, it is an equally serious problem that most Directors are the same age, many are Swedes despite the fact that the business i global.” ”Att sitta i en styrelse är inte en rättvisefråga. Anledning till att jag tycker det är viktigt med kvinnor i styrelser är att det är viktigt med mångfald. Man måste ha olika perspektiv och erfarenheter. Tittar du på svenska styrelser är det ett lika stort problem att alla är i samma ålder och att väldigt många är svenskar, trots att företagen ofta verkar globalt” The Confederation of Swedish Enterprise also publishes a post on “Quotas a Blunt Instrument” including an interview with Petra Hedengran, Corporate Governance Manager at Swedish conglomerate Investor. Hence, start putting quotas in for getting skilled people on the Board of Directors (with reference to the HBR article on Board Qualification: …more are beginning to implement objective processes to select members based on the skills and attributes that boards need to be effective.          ...

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