Suggest new external member for CBS' Board of Directors

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CBS’ most senior management, the Board of Directors, is in need of a new external member and it wants your input for the selection.

The thorough process of finding Klaus Holse’s replacement has been started at CBS. As a student or an employee, you can offer your input for the search.

At the latest board meeting, the first point on the agenda was set in stone; the board was to discuss the profile of the external member of the Board of Directors that has to be found now that Klaus Holse has resigned.

CBS OBSERVER was unfortunately sitting on the wrong side of the door during the discussion, but we’re happy to report that the board is very open to (well thought-out) suggestions.

The profile for the new board member
Since the time of the meeting, CBS OBSERVER received the following from CBS’ Board of Directors about the profile of the new board member:

“The board member must (in accordance with CBS’ statutes) with the other board members contribute to promoting the university’s strategic activities based on experience and insight into education, research, dissemination and exchange of knowledge. The Board of Directors must play a bridging role and be ambassadors for the university, and be able to convey knowledge and experience from the CBS masters’ work in private companies and/or the public sector. Finally, the board member must have experience with management, organization and finances, preferably from a company with research activities.
Additionally, the board wants the new member to complement the rest of the board with his/her competences and experience. The board has identified some areas in which the new board member would best complement the board. Experience in all of the areas listed below is not a prerequisite:

 

  • One of the board’s most important tasks is to ensure that the administration of CBS’ funds happens to the maximum benefit of CBS’ purposes. Therefore, experience with financial management and budgeting in large organizations will be considered an advantage.
     
  • CBS is Denmark's leading university when it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship. This leading position must be further strengthened. Therefore, experience with entrepreneuship, e.g. by having created his/her own business, will be considered as an advantage.
     
  • CBS is facing a large expansion of the campus. Therefore, experience with complex, large-scale construction projects will be considered an advantage.”

Send your suggestion to the secretary of the Board of Directors, Anders Jonas Pedersen ajp.ls@cbs.dk, before March 4th 2013. All suggestions will be kept confidential and will only be seen by the Board of Directors’ recruitment committee. Suggestions are asked to kindly respect the profile described above and the statutes’ requirements for external members (according § 5, article 2, see info box below) as well as being accompanied by a short motivation.

Nomination and Appointment Committees
A nomination committee has been established, consisting of Chairman of the Board Peter Schütze, student Christian Refshauge, appointed by the CBS Board of Directors, Birgit Aagaard-Svendsen, appointed by the Danish Society for Education and Business’ Board of Directors (DSEB is what was previously known as FUHU, Red.) and the vice president of the Academic Council, professor Keld Laursen.
In the appointment committee is CBS’ Board of Directors, professor Jens Frøslev Christensen and Per Bremer Rasmussen (appointed by DSEB’s Board of Directors after nomination from The Danish Insurance Association.

Info 

The Statutes § 5, 2

The external members must work in collaboration with the other board contribute to promoting the university’s strategic activities based on experience and insight into education, research, dissemination and exchange of knowledge. The Board of Directors must play a bridging role and be ambassadors for the university, with a focus on strengthening the university’s societal legitimacy and support. The external members must come from different sectors, e.g. other research institutions, cultural institutions, public management, the private sector etc. The external members must have experience in management, organization and finances, including the assessment of budgets and accounts. Among the external members, experience with university management – preferably with an international perspective – and experience with public management should be represented.