Thank you for joining us and Ingvardsen||Partners at our Board Briefing event 2 April 2019. We were happy to see so many of you, and we hope that you left with as many reflections about the future as we did.
The perspectives of the speakers were diverse.
Keynote speaker was Christian Thommessen from ResponsAbility Investments AG, who talked about the concept of responsibility in companies and about the “tsunami of change” that will hit the boardrooms. According to Christian Thommessen, the three global themes that will form part of this tsunami will be climate, integration and emerging markets.
In line with Christian Thommessen’s prediction of change, Ole Ingvardsen from Ingvardsen ‖ Partners shared his perspective on hot topics in the boardroom. And these hot topics included innovation, digitalisation, disruption as well as ethics.
Continuing on the topic of change, Poul Skadhede from Valcon urged the audience to feel cautious about the future as he illustrated indications of an economic downturn in the near future.
This presentation was followed by a presentation by Mads Nyrup from Valcon, who recommended having a Plan B ready for when an iceberg looms in the strategic path of the company.
On a more positive note, Pia Torreck from Ingvardsen ‖ Partners provided us with her recommendations for the onboarding process of top management members. She argued for allowing the new CxO to learn how to become part of a value-adding culture as early as in the onboarding process. And that it can pay off to focus on the positive experiences rather than the negative.
The day concluded with a panel debate with Anne Broeng, Carsten Dilling and Karsten Dybvad, and they discussed topics ranging from role allocation between the board and executive management team, responsibility, board composition to risk management.
All in all, a day with topics as diverse as the challenges and opportunities awaiting us all in the future. We truly hope that we were able to provide you with inspiration and food for thought.
You can find the presentations here (in Danish):
KETNOTE SPEAKER CHRISTIAN THOMMESEN
MANAGING PARTNER OLE DAHL INGVARDSEN, INGVARDSEN || PARTNERS
BESTYRELSESFORMAND POUL SKADHEDE, VALCON
SENIOR PARTNER MADS NYRUP, VALCON
PARTNER PIA TORRECK, INGVARDSEN || PARTNERS