Reach Board Level

How to Reach Board Level as Internal Control Professional

As ambitious professional, I am sure you often dream about the next steps in your career.

Actually, you can very well visualize yourself in a high paying executive job but you are still trying to figure out the steps to get there.

Most of your finance colleagues have this already figured out.

It pretty much sounds like this: Financial Assistant, then Finance Manager, then Finance Director and, finally, CFO.

But what about you? What’s the path for Internal Control professionals?

Sometimes it is hard to picture how you can reach board level as GRC professional.

And, most importantly, which skills you need to develop in order to be able to reach that level.

I had the same questions.

How to reach board level? What skills do you need?

In the first episode of our brand-new podcast, I interview Felipe Dal Belo, an outstanding GRC executive who is now an advisory board member for several multi-billion corporations.

He did an amazing job in figuring his way out.

He started as newly graduated in pharmacy working in the manufacturing department of a pharmaceutical company and worked his way up to become a GRC Expert, Professor and Speaker who advises the board of multinational companies such as Grant Thornton, Thomson Reuters and Montvero.

Watch this episode now and learn:

  • How to reach board-level starting from entry-level
  • Which skills are the most sought after by boards
  • Books you can read to gain board-level skills
  • How you can make colleagues understand the value of what you do

Start your journey to board level now.

Regardless of which level you start from, you can acquire the skills required to succeed in getting to the next level and, ultimately, to the board.

Which part of our conversation resonated most with you and why?

Which skill will you focus on to reach board level?

Which first step will you take towards acquiring this skill?

Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as possible in your reply. It will help you to take specific actions and it will help others readers to figure their way.


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