On the board’s agenda | February 2016

Private company governance: Independent board members can be a valuable resource for private companies

A board of directors or advisors can be a valuable resource for a private enterprise, bringing diverse perspectives, knowledge, and experience to the boardroom.

Welcome to the new issue of On the board’s agenda, a publication where we focus on topical issues of importance to directors. Each issue examines a single topic in detail, and includes the perspectives of a Deloitte professional with deep expertise in the subject matter as well as the views of an experienced external director or advisor.

In this issue…

Marcelo Rivero, who sits on several private company boards in Mexico, and Daniel Aguinaga, Partner, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Deloitte Mexico, look at how private companies can benefit from having a board, the role of independent board members, the different types of board structures, and the importance of transparency and reporting. They also discuss how independent board members can help private company owners address one of their greatest challenges—finding a successor.

You can view our previous On the board's agenda issues focused on Base Erosion & Profit Sharing, Shareholder Engagement, and Organizational Talent.

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