Cet article paru aujourd’hui dans NACD Directorship apporte de l’eau au moulin du rapport de la firme Heidrick & Struggles dont nous avons fait état dans notre billet du 31 octobre. Le cas du remerciement du CEO de Citigroup montre clairement l’importance pour le C.A. de mettre en place un processus de planification de la relève très tôt après la nomination du PCD.
« The significance of having a solid CEO succession plan in place was underscored by the sudden departure of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit in the last week. Investors and analysts were reported to be surprised by how quickly the departure happened rather than the departure itself. There had been rumblings of tension between Pandit and Chairman Michael O’Neill for months, and following Pandit’s exit, Michael Corbat took the reigns as CEO. Adding fuel to the fire, COO John Havens also resigned. Jason D. Schloetzer, assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, says that the dismissal of these executives demonstrates the power of the board. “When I saw that the president had also been dismissed, who is typically heir apparent, that suggests the board has quite a bit of power and that they had been preparing to dismiss one or both of these individuals for some time and had gone about this process without involving them.”
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