CEO Succession: Models for the Asia Pacific Board (Spencer Stuart)

To better understand succession planning in an Asian context, Spencer Stuart brought together board directors, CEOs and other senior executives in Singapore for a panel discussion featuring Hsieh Tsun-yan, an independent director of Sony Corporation, Bharti Airtel and Manulife Financial; and Koh Boon Hwee, chairman of Yeo Hiap Seng and a board director of Agilent Technologies.

Among the topics they discussed were succession planning strategies, the different succession dynamics in family-owned and government-controlled companies, the characteristics Asian boards look for in CEO candidates, and the extent to which practices from the West can be adapted to Asia.

Download the panel discussion:

http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/095i3qvt

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