The role of the chair in particular has assumed greater significance, visibility and complexity than in the past. Today, it requires an increasingly different skill set and distinctive form of engaged, informed and strong board leadership. From setting direction and shaping strategy to acting as the pivot between the board, CEO and external stakeholders, the demands and challenges facing chairs are ever-increasing. In this context, the need for an exceptional chair has never been more crucial in board effectiveness and influencing organisational performance and direction. The Leading from the Chair programme is yet another unique offering in response to the growing demand for governance education and offers you opportunities that exist in few other places. Driven by its distinctive global viewpoint and long tradition of international education and research in governance – culminating in the creation of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative – INSEAD brings together directors and chairs worldwide to discuss their challenges and share their solutions on governance.