Wall Street Journal – Grooming Top Executives Includes Outside Board Experience
At General Mills and elsewhere, external corporate directorships are valuable leadership tool
As they groom their star executives, more U.S. businesses are working hard to find them outside board seats.
ZChiefs of companies such as International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Sempra Energy and Exelon Corp. say they have been actively trying to obtain directorships for several top officers.
With insiders now landing a record number of CEO spots, corporate directorships give senior…