Want to Serve on a Board? 6 Observations for CFOs

Earlier this year, we met with finance leaders from a range of industries to discuss trends in board governance and composition. Specifically, finance leaders were interested in how the composition of U.S. boards is evolving and the director skills and qualifications boards are prioritizing.

S&P 500 boards increased their recruiting in 2020, adding 413 new directors. Boards are looking to increase their racial and ethnic diversity and to attract sitting CEOs, executives who have used technology to disrupt or reshape an industry, and those who have had success driving growth in key geographies, China and India chief among them.

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