Dambisa Moyo is an economist and best-selling author who focuses on macroeconomics and global affairs. She currently serves on the boards of Chevron Corporation and the 3M Company. Previously, she was a board member of Barclays, Barrick Gold, and Seagate Technology, and worked at Goldman Sachs and at the World Bank.
Her new book, How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World, builds on her experience as a board member of global companies. She argues that today’s boards have three main tasks: shaping the company strategy, selecting leaders (in particular the CEO), and safeguarding the company’s culture, ethics, and values.
In a conversation with Martin Reeves, Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, she discusses insights from her new book, the boards’ role in strategy, and how boards can and should support C-suite leaders while providing oversight for the company.