General admission: Free
Please note that this is an in-person event only taking place on the New York campus and will not be available to watch live online.
Technology, energy transition and geopolitics are disruptive changes that are putting companies’ long-term success and survival in jeopardy. Firms and society are entering a new era that features higher volatility and rising uncertainty. The emerging banking crisis in the US and Europe is creating additional challenges for companies and society.
In this context, the role of boards of directors in helping companies grow and develop in the long term is more important than ever: investment, innovation, jobs, decent salaries and social prosperity depend on companies’ success. Recent large corporate crises (Crédit Suisse, General Electric, Wells Fargo, Carillion, Wirecard or Uber, among many others), as well as crises in less-known firms, including the recent FTX or Silicon Valley Bank collapse, suggest that their boards of directors were neither effective nor playing their expected role.
Paul J. Fribourg, Chairman and CEO of Continental Grain Company, will join Prof. Canals in the session to present his views, share his experience on boards of directors, and discuss the policies that make boards truly effective institutions to successfully support the firm in the long term.
Breakfast will be served at this event, with time to network after the session.