MCD 2 : Value Creation for Private Owners and Directors

MCD 2 : Value Creation for Private Owners and Directors
Private and family-owned firms represent 80 to 90% of firms worldwide and are important drivers of national economies and job creation. Many of these family firms are undergoing seismic shift as they branch out from traditional tried-and-tested business territory into new industries in search for new opportunities in value creation. The emerging digital transition very much contributes to such a turbulent context.

This session presented by Professor Ludo Van der Heyden of INSEAD highlights some of the main challenges faced by family firms in their endeavours to attain high-performance governance aimed at value creation, or even just aimed at value preservation.

It will also focus on the importance of having a full set of governance structures consisting of three bodies: the executive management, the board of directors, and the leading shareholders.
Value creation can then result if these three bodies are aligned around a common vision and project. Pitfalls with such a three body structure will be illustrated during the session, with remedies on how they can be avoided.

  1. Provide an overview of the typical governance structures applied by family-owned firms.
  2. Discuss the challenges and tensions faced by family-owned firms in maintaining high performance governance aimed at value creation.
  3. Examine the merits of the three-body governance structure as a means to scale for high performance governance and perhaps more humbly for preserving value.
  4. Identify potential pitfalls that may arise with the proposed structure and discuss measures that can be introduced to prevent their occurrence.

  1. Uniqueness of family-owned firms.
  2. Chair’s roles and functions in different contexts.
  3. Complementary roles and agendas of the board directors, executive team and private owners and fostering alignment. 

CPD Hours : 4

SID Member:   S$450.00 (excl. GST) 
  S$481.50 (incl. GST) 
Non-SID Member:   S$620.00 (excl. GST)
  S$663.40 (incl. GST) 

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6/19/2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Marina Mandarin Singapore

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