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In this episode, Mary sits down with Brian Reinken, a leader in the CEO and Board practices at Egon Zehnder. Brian and Mary discuss important considerations for joining a Board of Directors, how to prepare, increase your visibility, and be selected for board service, and how leaders can open up opportunities to diverse and first-time board members.
Brian Reinken is a leader in the CEO and Board practices at Egon Zehnder, a preeminent global leadership advisory and search firm. In his 20-year tenure with Egon Zehnder, he has developed deep relationships with CEOs and directors of the world’s leading companies, guiding their CEO, C-suite, and board succession planning.
He earned a BA in finance from the University of Texas and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves on boards himself. He is an advocate for diversity within Egon Zehnder, aimed at developing the next generation of female leaders.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- The Path to the Boardroom from Egon Zehnder
3 thoughts on “Episode 11: Are You Ready to Serve on a Board? with Brian Reinken”
Very informing – I recently obtained the FT NED Diploma – as I am preparing for Board Director positions in the future
Interesting perspective that board turnover is expected to increase due to more relevant skills and focused participation earlier in board tenure.
Excellent overview and insights for executives pursuing corporate board opportunities. Thanks Brian.