Directorcast: INSEAD’s Stanislav Shekshnia on what makes a successful chair

Wednesday, 30 October 2019


    DirectorCast is a fresh new podcast series from the AICD aimed at keeping members informed regarding contemporary governance issues. Each episode will showcase world-class thought leadership from governance experts.

    What does it take to be a successful chair?

    In this episode, Marcel Mol, AICD General Manager, Education and Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor at INSEAD, discuss new research on the qualities that define successful chairs. They also talk boards of the future and how directors will adapt to new technology.


    Dr Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, co-director of Leading from the Chair and Scandinavian Executive Institute Executive Board development programs. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective corporate governance at emerging markets and organizations. He is chair of Samolet Development and an independent director at Novolipetsk Steel. He has served as a chairman of Russian Fishery, SUEK, Vimpelcom-R and is a board member of several international companies.

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    Stanislav’s new book is called Leading a Board: Chairs’ Practices across Europe.

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