Chair of the Future - Singapore

Above and beyond oversight

A Singapore edition

This is the latest in a global Deloitte series of similar reports based on interviews with board chairs of leading companies throughout the world.

Chairs are not dwelling on past problems; they are aware of the past but are actively seeking new solutions. They are taking on a wide range of issues that modern boards should address—including the very processes by which boards operate. They are passionate and purposeful. For these and other reasons, we believe that the chairs of the future can create boards of the future—boards that will be resilient, will identify, grow, and empower the next generation of leaders, and will continue to drive excellence.

This Singapore report shares the key insights from a series of one-on-one interviews conducted in early 2022 with board Chairs at leading Singapore-based companies. The conversations focused on their experience leading their organisations and boards through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and other geopolitical uncertainties, as well as their priorities for the year ahead.

The Chairs hailed from a variety of industries and sectors, with some holding board positions at more than one organisation. They were asked to rate their organisation’s performance, and share insights into their progress and priorities with respect to five broad themes: organisational and operational resilience; board practices; growth and innovation; trust and purpose; and being a chair.

In addition, the Chairs were also asked to provide some practical leadership advice and strategic considerations to current and future Chairs to help them effectively plan for and lead their organisations into the future.

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