Executive Board Programme INSEAD

Designed for potential professional board members, managers or executives preparing for their first board mandate

Programme designed for board members and C-suite members

The Executive Board Programme is our flagship course in corporate governance and is a unique educational experience that aims to develop board members for the global business scene. The programme is adapted to Scandinavian conditions and legislation.

Today’s boards have to deal with new pressures, challenges and risks in addition to evaluating the performance of the CEO and senior executives. They must therefore set the company’s strategic direction, often across diverse product markets and geographies, and monitor the firm’s risk profile.

This programme offers practical and tested frameworks and tools to sharpen judgment and decision-making skills. It also augments the oversight abilities of directors seeking to boost their existing competencies or to be better prepared for new board mandates. In two modules, you will master strategies for the following fundamental areas: board effectiveness and dynamics; board decision-making and oversight; and director effectiveness and development.

Participant Profile

The Executive Board Programme is designed for potential professional board members, managers or executives preparing for their first board mandate to acquire the knowledge base that board members are expected to master.

It is also aimed at CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives, as well as family members and controlling shareholders of boards of family companies.

The Executive Board Programme is for you who want more knowledge, new skills and tools in your role as a value-adding board member. The typical participant is:

  • Professionals, managers or executives without experience as board directors that aim to serve in a corporate governance role
  • Family members and controlling shareholders of small and medium family companies
  • Executive of government and non-profit organisations and agencies. Professionals from the institutional investment community
  • Senior Executives (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO etc.)
Programme Overview


Benefits of the Executive Board Programme

  • an international board education adapted to Scandinavian culture and learning style
  • an in-depth understanding of the complexity of the board work
    knowledge and tools to play a key role in the board
  • solid insight into prioritizing efforts and effective decision making under time pressure
  • knowledge of the Board of Directors’ responsibilities and duties in relation to legislation and good corporate governance
  • valuable insight into the interaction between the board, management and owners
    knowledge about risk management and value creation
  • an intense learning experience designed for those who have a busy program for daily use
  • practice-oriented teaching and concrete tools and you will come home with utensils in the luggage that you can use immediately
  • a professional network – Executive Forum – together with other professional board members
Dates and Fees

Next Sessions

Participants are required to attend an opening dinner to be held on the first day of each module. The module 2 ends with a closing dinner.

In order to maximise your learning experience, we require your full attention and commitment for the duration of the programme.

Spring 2023, Denmark - SOLD OUT
Module 127. - 28. of March 2023Hotel Koldingfjord, Denmark
Module 28. - 11. of May 2023INSEAD, France
Spring 2023 Norway
Module 16. - 7. of February 2023Losby Gods, Oslo, Norway
Module 227. - 30. of March 2023INSEAD, France
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Enrico Diecidue, Stanislav Shekshnia og Lily Hua Fang

Programme Director and Professors

Stanislav Shekshnia is Programme Director at the Executive Board Program and Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at INSEAD. Shekshnia has worked as a top manager for 10 years and subsequently as an entrepreneur in France, USA, Russia and Central Europe. Stanislav holds a master’s degree in economics, a Ph.D. from Moscow State University as well as an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston. Stanislav Shekshnia is also Director of the Leading from the Chair Program at INSEAD and has published numerous books on management and board work.

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