How you put yourself into play for a seat in the Board of Directors – inclusive 3 pieces of advice before entering the board room

The road to the board room is narrow and bumpy, and only a few people find the direct way. Board work requires preparation and hard work, if you have ambitions to step in and make yourself comfortable in the absolute top management of a company. Hansen Toft also recruits board members, and below you can see, what we keep a close eye on when we go hunting for the right profiles. As an add-on I will outline 3 topics for your thorough consideration, before accepting and entering the job.

In my latest blog entry I reflected on, how the board can create value for the company. But how do you get there? What does it take to ensure that the famous arrow points in your direction, when the door opens, and there is a vacancy at the board table?

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Axel Riester new Co-Owner of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL

De Bord International

Axel Riester is joining the business of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL as a new co-owner and partner. The addition is part of an expansion of the consulting service of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL. The Swiss independent executive search company of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL is successfully operating since 1984 and recruits specialists and management personnel nationally and internationally. The Managing Partners of DE BORD INTERNATIONAL are a perfect point of contact due to their respective specialties in the business sectors of consumer goods, life science, luxury goods and financial services. With Axel Riester this consulting service is further expanded by the construction and manufacturing industry on the one hand and digitalisation on the other.

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L&L Meeting in Milan

Meeting Milan

As we usually do at least twice a year, all L&L members met on March 21 & 22 in Milan.

One of the most important topics of this meeting was to exchange ideas and solutions regarding the current economic situation in Europe: indeed, most of our economies are booming, the working market is very active and it has become much harder to find and to attract talent. In this exciting but also challenging context, we think that our role is to support our Clients by being more attractive and more reactive. In this “war of talents” we concluded that “Pay attention to people” should be one of the key factors of success.

Another important topic of this meeting was our expansion: we are proud and happy to announce that L&L Advisory Group now has two new members in Sweden and in Italy. We would like to introduce and welcome Högström & Co and Arethusa. Both are well known and well established in their own countries, they have strong experience and expertise in the Executive Search industry, and they share the L&L Advisory Group DNA: a high level of professionalism, commitment and service, and strong human values. We invite our clients and partners to start using their services.

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Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

Transformation & development of Mid-Caps

ARROWMAN Executive Search is a long-time partner of entrepreneurs and leaders of Mid-Caps and family owned companies. Our specialised and experienced consultants address specific issues such as: structuring direction comities, succession planning, digital transformation, IPO, manufacturing organisation…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

We are pleased to wish you very happy holidays!

Let 2018 a year full of new opportunities and growth.

Lense & Lumen Advisory Group Partners

Germany’s best Human Resources consultant

Whom do companies trust when it comes to filling specialist and management positions?

For the second time, WirtschaftsWoche in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Personalführung (German Association for Human Resources Management) examined the market of personnel consultants. 1,150 HR decision-makers from German companies evaluated the consultations with regard to performance and quality.

Dr. Maier + Partner was honoured as leading industry champion in the field of machine and plant construction/industry.

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Automotive suppliers: from electric vehicle to shared economy

Automotive suppliers: from electric vehicle to shared economy

The development of the electric vehicle and the arrival of the autonomous vehicle mark a revolution that not only impacts car manufacturers but also automotive suppliers. Read more

Meeting in Helsinki

Meeting in Helsinki

Our founding members have met in Helsinki in order to exchange about their own activities and reinforce the cohesion between the companies.

Meet our international network

International network

 

Back to work … A nice opportunity to meet our international network !

Lense & Lumen Advisory is an international network co-owned by 5 independent European Executive Search & HR Consultancy firms.
We are pleased to present you our interactive map allowing you to discover our 5 founding firms but also our worldwide partners.
In the next few weeks we will introduce each of our partners: stay tuned.

Don’t hesitate to contact us : for any international search we have a solution !

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CFO promoted to CEO: a passing trend or a real change?

The recent nominations, particularly in the CAC 40, of former CFO to positions of CEO or COO (Danone, AccordHotels, Engie…), more than being emblematic of a trend, appear to translate a deep and durable transformation of the organisation of the companies.

Let’s talk about the context: companies evolve in an environment that is increasingly complex; we can assume that the finance function provides a relevant analysis key, objectively opposable, likely to give credit to a strategy.

Guardian of the financial picture of the company, the CFO has, in recent years, seen its function expand its prerogative to become an indispensable steering lever of the company.

The CFO translates the business and economical situation into financial figures, evaluates the risks and proposes action plans.

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