Senior Executive Development
Overseeing the nurturing, retention and motivation of the small group of fast track executives, who figure prominently in the CEO succession plan, is a Board-level responsibility. This top tier of individuals - destined to be leaders of the future - have to be stretched with increasingly demanding assignments to assess their suitability for expanded roles and main Board appointments.
CMi's bespoke Board/Executive Committee Mentoring programme has been developed for those 'almost CEO level' executives who must be retained, nurtured and are considered worthy of significant investment.
The executive is partnered with one or two of our Chairmen Mentors with a view to furthering their ability to decipher the unwritten codes of best practice boardroom behaviour, assuming the consequences of moving to higher impact roles and transitioning from managing to influencing with regards to their leadership style.
They are also invited to discuss issues pertaining to their current executive roles on a completely confidential basis; issues they would perhaps feel uncomfortable raising with their own management/board.
The programme usually has two principal objectives - how to succeed in the current role, whilst also being prepared for the next, be it Executive or Non-Executive.
Sylvie Gregoire, Non-Executive Director, Novo Nordisk AS
Many companies have concluded that a Non-Executive Directorship on an appropriate non-competing Board is an effective way to groom their most valuable talent for further promotion. The executive will be exposed to new business models, new markets and the public arena. At the same time they discover how other companies are run from a Board perspective and gain access to high-level networks. Invariably, it will also help individuals to interact more effectively with their own Board.
For those actively seeking a Non-Executive Directorship on a reputable European companyʼs Board, CMi can facilitate and multiply relevant appointment opportunities and prepare Mentees very effectively for the recruitment process. CMi alumni have been very successful in securing Board roles, both within and outside their existing corporate employer.
But whether or not this ultimately results in a Non-Executive Director appointment, the personal development resulting from the mentoring experience will be of considerable value both to the individual and the sponsoring company.
An unrivalled team of individuals with expertise across almost all business sectors and with experience of most business situations.
Our Mentors serve or have served on boards spanning 33 countries
Thomas Thune Andersen is Chairman of Lloyd's Register Group, UK, as well as Orsted A/S. Previously he was President and CEO Maersk Inc.
Thomas Thune Andersen
Vindi Banga's current appointments include Senior Non-Executive Director on the Board of GlaxoSmithKline plc and the Confederation of British Industry.
Sarah Bates is Chairman of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Merian Global Investors (UK) Limited (Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited).
Daniel Bernard is Vice Chairman of CapGemini and Permanent Representative on the Board of Peugeot SA. He was previously the Chairman of Kingfisher and CEO and Chairman of Carrefour.
Sir Donald Brydon is currently Chairman of Sage Group plc. He was previously Chairman of London Stock Exchange.
Sir Donald Brydon CBE
Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems plc. He has been Chairman of Centrica plc, Cadbury plc and President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Sir Roger Carr
Laura Cha is a member of the Executive Council of the Government of Hong Kong.
Victor Chu is the Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm.