The chairman of the supervisory board, or the CEO, must have the confidence and respect to make the tough decisions that are required to keep this organization in compliance with the laws and regulations governing it. There are a variety of people who can serve as the board chair, including current or retired executives. Often the board chair is a woman with an earned graduate degree from an accredited university. This makes them more qualified than an individual with a bachelor’s degree from a state college or junior college that has no professional or industry experience. Look now!
The chairman of the supervisory board is an important body of executives
If you choose to be a member of the leadership team at the next board of directors meeting, or for that matter the Chairman of the Supervisors, it is important to realize that you are not only serving as an unpaid staff member; you are also playing a leading role as the public face of the company for governance purposes. The position you assume as CEO and Chairman of the Supervisors will be one of tremendous responsibility. It is incumbent upon you to be sure that you develop a vision, communicate it to the membership, and implement that vision through effective communication with the board members. One way to do this is to have a strong personal and organizational leadership style that you promote among the board members. You must also ensure that the company takes measures to ensure its compliance with all of the applicable laws.
In this capacity, the Chairman of the Supervisors can be a public representative of the company, or in some cases a private individual with the authority to conduct meetings and interviews with shareholders and other company members. Some companies choose to appoint a CEO and a specialised committees to handle their audits and compliance activities. The chief executive officer can also be involved with the governance and social responsibility committee. Other companies have designated a single person to serve as the chairman of the Supervisors and provide oversight and input on behalf of the company. The chairperson usually reports to the CEO and is also involved with communications with external parties and other government officials