INSEAD Directors Program: Effective Leadership in the Boardroom
Date Thursday, 30 May 2019
Time 30 May 8:00 - 30 May 11:00
Venue TBA Sydney : Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Pricing Subscribed Member
$ 66 Per Subscriber Member
Corporate Member
$ 66 Per Corporate Member
Global Member
$ 66 Per Global Member
$ 66 Per Champion
$ 99 Per Non Subscriber
Guests Allowed
Register by Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Globally recognised leader in management thinking, governance education and board advisory, Ludo Van der Heyden, is in Australia.  As an INSEAD IDP partner, WOB has secured Ludo to speak at another breakfast event on 'Chair and Directors Selection'. 

Leadership succession is often deemed as one of the most critical moments in organizational life. CEO’s succession is well-studied (although not very well managed) while little is known about succession at the board level. This sessions aims at shedding some light on how boards, nomination committees, shareholders and other stakeholders plan, prepare and execute chairs and NEDs succession. Drawing from latest research findings and recent real life cases, the session will address key challenges and practices to overcome them that can be applied in different contexts.
Facilitated by Ludo Van der Heyden, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and co-director of the International Directors Programme (IDP), the session will begin with an overview of the research findings around the psychodynamics of the succession process and framework of fair process as a strategic approach presented by Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD and co-director of Leading from the Chair program. To further illustrate the point, we will allow time for an interactive case discussion led by Ruth Medd, Chair Women on Boards on the ABC debacle which is highly relevant to the topic.

* INSEAD Alumni are eligible to receive the subscriber discount. Please email Victoria on wob-aus@womenonboards.net to register.


Ludo Van der Heyden is the Academic Director of INSEADS’s Corporate Governance Centre, INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and Professor of Technology and Operations Management.

He is a globally recognised leader in management thinking, governance education and board advisory with broad research interests in fair process, leadership and business model innovation. His teaching interests extend to include leadership and team dynamics, project management and family business management.

Ludo is widely published in journals including the International Commerce Review, the Family Business Review, the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, Mathematics of Operations Research and the International Journal of Game Theory. 

He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Bencis Capital Partners (for Fund I) and a member of the Advisory Board (for Funds II and III). He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Seisquare, Vice-President of the Association Pôle Sud Paris which fosters economic development in the South Paris area and Secretary General of the Scientific Committee of the Comité pour la Langue du Droit Européen.

Stanislav Shekshnia is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, co-director of Leading from the Chair and Scandinavian Executive Institute Executive Board executive development programs. His research concentrates on leadership, leadership development and effective governance at emerging markets and organizations. Shekshnia is the author, co-author, or editor of 10 books, including recently published CEO School (2018), Athletic CEOs (2018), and Russian management bestsellers Managing People in Contemporary Organization (seven editions since 1995). He has published book chapters, articles, executive commentaries, interviews and case studies on entrepreneurship, leadership, people management, intercultural management and business and management. 

Stanislav is a senior partner at Ward Howell talent equity advisory, which has offices in Moscow, Paris, St. Petersburg, Kiev, and Alma-Aty. Stanislav provides advice and personal coaching to business owners, senior executives and executive teams. 

Dr. Shekshnia is a chair of the board of directors of Russian Fishery and Samolet Development and an independent director at NLMK and NIS. In 1991-2002 Stanislav held positions of CEO, Alfa-Telecom, President and CEO, Millicom International Cellular, Russia and CIS, Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom, Director of Human Resources, Central and Eastern Europe of Otis Elevator. 

Stanislav has a Ph.D. and Master's Degree in Economics from Moscow State University, and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.