Am I a Good Director?
Before joining a board, ask yourself these four questions to see if you are up to the task.
Date: First Quarter 2016
Tags: board nomination, value creation, independent director, gender diversity, BNP Paribas Fortis
After close to 20 years and many mandates in listed, non-listed and family-controlled companies, I continue to ask myself: Do I do my job as an independent director well? To be practical, I ask myself four questions, which are not as simple as they seem. You could answer them as "yes" or "no," but if you really want to be honest about your directorship, "yes" or "no" aren't very helpful.