Diversity of Thought in the Boardroom | Live, Vilnius

When? 29 April 2024
What time? 18:00
Where? Technopolis (Beta), Balčikonio str. 3, Vilnius

The role of the board is rapidly evolving to meet the increasing frequency and complexity of challenges in today’s business landscape. As such, the need for new perspectives and innovative responses is paramount. Research consistently demonstrates that diverse boardrooms, particularly those with gender diversity, are exceptionally well-equipped to drive innovation, enhance problem-solving, and improve decision-making processes. However, the persistent lack of diversity, especially in gender representation, poses a critical challenge for many organizations. By championing diversity of thought, boards can tap into previously untapped potential, enrich discussions, and ultimately strengthen their effectiveness.

Join us as we explore the features of inclusive boards and their implications for boardroom best practices. Our esteemed speaker, Prof. Georg Guttmann from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, will delve into this compelling topic.

About the speaker

Prof. Guttmann serves as the Director of Board Programmes and Assistant Professor of International Corporate Governance at the University of St. Gallen. He leads a portfolio of research and practice initiatives aimed at executive committees and boards of directors of large European companies. His research focuses on strategic leadership and corporate governance, and he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the discussion.

Following Prof. Guttmann’s presentation, we will delve deeper into the topic with a panel discussion featuring distinguished guest speakers. The discussion will be moderated by Božena Petikonis-Šabanienė, Head of Human Resources (Baltics & Poland) at Ignitis Renewables, an Independent Board Member at Go Vilnius, and Vice Chairwoman of the Board at the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.

Our panelists include:

Leda Iržikevičienė: Country Manager at OP Corporate Bank Lietuva. Additionally, she serves as an independent board member at Telia Lietuva and dedicates significant time and effort to promoting women’s leadership as a board member of the Association “Lyderė.”

Jurgita Petrauskienė: Independent member of the board at Vilniaus Vandenys, Eco Baltia, Ecoservice, and Vilniaus Vystymo Kompanija, board member of the Association “Lyderė.”

Rytis Valūnas: Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs & CAO at KN Energies and Board Member of BMI Executive Institute.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and perspectives on this crucial topic. Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking discussion on diversity of thought in the boardroom.

For more information about the event, please contact Diana Gedeikytė-Jakutienė:
diana.gj@bmiinstitute.com, +370 600 368 38

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