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What Directors Are Thinking


Lead or Be Left Behind: A Leader's Perspective on Social Media

Ed. Note: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. (Deloitte Global) has announced that Punit Renjen, formerly Deloitte U.S. member firm chairman of the board, has been selected as Deloitte Global’s new chief executive officer. He will assume the new role on June 1. The following is an article that he wrote for the First Quarter 2013 edition of Directors & Boards, which had as its theme, “Recruiting the Digital Director.”

Punit Renjen will assume the role of CEO of Deloitte Global on June 1, 2015. The Deloitte network is composed of 47 member firms, operating in 150 countries, and employing more than 210,000 people worldwide.

Prior to his current role as chairman of Deloitte U.S., Renjen served as chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP in the U.S. During his tenure as U.S. Consulting CEO, the consulting practice experienced tremendous growth despite an ongoing recession, helping Deloitte Consulting LLP become one of the largest consulting providers according to leading analysts’ rankings.

Renjen is also a recognized leader in mergers and acquisitions, assisting clients through the entire M&A lifecycle. He is a frequent commentator on the attributes of exceptional organizations, including the importance of a well-articulated workplace culture and a high-functioning board of directors.

Renjen grew up in India and holds a bachelor's degree with honors and a master's degree in management with honors from Willamette University. Click here for a full bio.

Gender Balance on Boards: Five Steps to Achieve Success

Six years ago we were on the cover of Directors & Boards as co-authors of the featured article, “Getting from a Good to a Great Board — You Can Do It Through Gender Diversity.” Central to our argument was Catalyst’s breakthrough study, “The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards,” showing that more women on corporate boards correlated with significantly improved financial returns — on average, 53% higher return on equit

Janice Ellig (at left) is co-CEO of Chadick Ellig, an executive search firm based in New York City. She focuses her practice on the recruitment of board directors, C-suite executives, and divisional heads. She can be contacted at

Ilene H. Lang is a pioneering high-tech Internet executive and the former president and CEO of Catalyst, the research and advisory organization that seeks to advance women into business leadership. She can be contacted at

This article is a condensed version of a major feature article they co-authored for the First Quarter 2015 edition of Directors & Boards.

The Essentials of Corporate Directorship

Submitted by dashaw on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:02

Corporate Directors Forum's Governance Academy presents "The Essentials of Corporate Directorship." This 2–day director training course is designed to broaden boardroom competencies, confidence and personal networks. It is designed for aspiring and newer directors as well as veterans who understand the critical need to stay current. C-level management, general counsel, key board advisors, business leaders, and members of the team who need to better understand the dynamics of the boardroom should also attend. Course leaders are Michael Berthelot, CEO of Mission Manager Inc.

The Private Company Governance Summit 2015

Submitted by dashaw on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:58

The Private Company Governance Summit 2015 will be held May 13-15 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C.  The only national conference focused exclusively on the governance of family-owned, closely-held and private equity-owned companies, PCGS 2015 is ideal for multiple board members and owner/shareholders to attend as a group.  Speakers and session leaders are experienced serving directors and private company owners, and conference programming is designed to private companies in all phases of the development of their governance.

OnBoard Bootcamp

Submitted by dashaw on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:56

OnBoard Bootcamp, a one-day intensive program on becoming a corporate director, will be held in Boston on May 12 and in New York on May 13. This program provides an insider’s guide to mastering the board selection process, and includes presentations from search executives, advice from current board member on every step of the process, networking, resume tips and interview preparation.

Proxy Access 2.0: A Recap on 1.0 and the Economic Analysis

Submitted by dashaw on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:52

"Proxy Access 2.0: A Recap on 1.0 and the Economic Analysis” is a program being hosteled by CFA Institute and the Millstein Center. It will be held at Deloitte LLP at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. This half-day event seeks to help frame the economic analysis around the current debate on proxy access in the United States.

Social Media: A Director’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare.

Submitted by dashaw on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 08:51

The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors holds a program on “Social Media: A Director’s Best Friend or Worst Nightmare.” Anne Buchanan, a public relations professional, social media pioneer, and crisis management specialist, will demonstrate some of the various ways social media is being used by businesses, highlight organizations that are using it effectively, and discuss how directors can avoid (and curtail) the problems that social media can ignite. For more details visit here.