2021 Directors' alert part 2

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2021 Directors' alert

A new era of board stewardship begins (January 2021)

Authors: Dan Konigsburg (US) & Sharon Thorne (US)

Many organizations will need to transform themselves to overcome the systemic challenges and inequities that have surfaced during COVID-19. Change will require bold steps—and new skills—from board leadership. The time is now.

In our January Directors’ alert, independent directors in Singapore and Europe weigh in, along with Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen, on the leadership challenges and new priorities boards face at this pivotal and historic moment. Board directors will need to help management overcome pressing, immediate challenges while helping guide organizations on the best path to thrive in the future. To navigate effectively, directors will need to model and encourage smart, effective, skilled leadership, coupled with open communication and a commitment to transformation. How quickly regional economies can emerge from the grip of COVID-19 will impact boardroom agendas around the world. With that in mind, we’re kicking off this alert with Deloitte’s global economic outlook.


Global outlook, January 2021

By Ira Kalish, chief global economist, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

Dr. Kalish is the chief global economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy. In addition, he has given numerous presentations to corporations and trade organizations on topics related to the global economy. He is widely traveled and has given presentations in 47 countries on six continents. He has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the Financial Times. Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.

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