Thanks Gihan for making our client event so memorable. But when things get tough, boards become captive of executives or bankers or they simply leave. His energy and enthusiasm with a good dose of humour engaged the audience and set the scene for the rest of the day.
His unique message and humour engaged my diverse member audience and left them feeling inspired and empowered. With the financial shenanigans at Enron, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Tyco, Adelphia, Lucent, Xerox, Qwest, Ahold NV, Peregrine and other public companies permeating the news, many are seeking ways to improve corporate governance and, in particular, Director accountability to Shareholders.
Communication leading up was very thorough. Our attendees loved it, and it rounded off the day perfectly. Gihan is such a personable presenter, his address was engaging, interactive, thought-provoking and immensely enjoyable, with the content being relevant and regularly cited by speakers throughout the two days of the conference.
Directors work part time to manage the company. In the past two years, however, CEO firings have become commonplace. He was the consummate professional, incredibly flexible and a delight to deal with.
The nominating committee merely vetted.
Typically, one director alone along with the C. If you get a chance to bring him into your organisation or conference, I strongly recommend you do so before someone else books him.
And it has happened in a stunningly short period of time. Gihan was one of many high profile speakers at our event and was regarded as the best of the entire event by a number of attendees. Solutions involving better disclosure and stiffer penalties miss the big picture. His presentation was relevant and the audiences thoroughly enjoyed the content.
Apparently he liked my answer. Several months before Mr. More critical eyes help root out potential problems and facilitate solutions.
He cleverly integrated his knowledge and facts about technology evolution and other global disruptions into a compelling story about the change occurring in our working lives, and how we can best respond to it as leaders and individuals.
His approachable, energetic and entertaining presentation provided our organisation with a fresh perspective on innovation and how it can be embedded within our culture.
I feared criticism for gratuitous alarmism. All these factors work to prevent directors from taking charge of a company or forging their own vision, a sobering thought for those who advocate greater board power. But the process required hard-nosed salesmanship.
And indeed, such criticism came. Events at a few does not a sea change make. With a Congress objective to inspire and challenge delegates ,Gihan fulfilled the brief perfectly. In the feedback, your presentation was listed as one of the most valuable features of the Summit.
Teslik [former Executive Director, Council of Institutional Investors] cites how difficult it is for shareholders to elect a director other than those handpicked by management even though the directors, in theory, represent the shareholders.
Each member of the group tailors his or her view to fit the consensus. However, since Directors control the proxy machinery and, thus, are not nominated or truly elected by Shareholders, they remain effectively unaccountable. He used "hard-nosed salesmanship" to dispose of the former Directors.
The notion that people are making huge errors in judgment is not appealing. People on these panels, he said, are forever worrying about their personal relevance and effectiveness, and feel that if they deviate too far from the consensus, they will not be given a serious role.
Overwhelmingly positive feedback and light-bulb moments from delegates. I think we have too much in boardrooms today a feeling that you have kind of a divine right to continue on the Board without anybody challenging that assumption.
It has been a pleasure to work with him, due to his outstanding responsiveness, effective and always reliable communications, and easy-going nature. Not only was I personally impressed with his professionalism and thoroughness but Gihan received an extremely high rating from the attendees in fact one of the highest for our 4 day conference and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to be informed, entertained and impressed!
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