Global Board Leadership Summit

Global Board Leadership Summit

GBLS Singapore 2021

Previous Summits

For details on participants and programme agendas of previous summits, please click on the post-event brochures below:

Inaugural GBLS - 9 - 10 January 2019, Singapore

Second GBLS - 30 - 31 October 2019, Copenhagen


Boards today face a myriad of global issues ranging from macroeconomic risks to political uncertainty, cyber risks, digitalisation and disruption, sustainability and responsible board leadership. This calls for global dialogue between boardroom leaders to find the best responses to these global issues.

It was on this premise that The Global Board Leadership Summit (GBLS) was established, with the aim of improving global board leadership practices that focus on long-term value creation and sustainable growth – for the good of the individual firm, shareholders and society at large.

Jointly hosted by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) of Singapore and the Board Leadership Society of Denmark, the first and second GBLS were held in Singapore on 9-10 January 2019 and Copenhagen on 30-31 October 2019 respectively.

An exclusive, by-invitation-only event, GBLS has brought together more than 100 board leaders from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South Africa to inspire and lead discussions across borders on new ideas and solutions to the opportunities, challenges and risks facing global corporations today.

Our knowledge and supporting partners for GBLS Singapore 2022 are:

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Competent Boards
  • Deloitte
  • European Confederation of Directors Association (ecoDa)
  • Egon Zehnder
  • EY
  • Future Boards
  • Hunt Partners
  • International Institute for Management Development (IMD)
  • Kromann Reumert
  • Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors
  • Norwegian School of Economics
  • Silicon Valley Directors' Exchange
  • The Danish Industry Foundation
  • Willis Towers Watson
Curriculum & Approach

The GBLS curriculum is built around the most significant macro challenges facing global corporations today. It addresses critical board leadership and governance issues through a combination of presentations, panel discussions, analyses of case studies developed based on real-life events faced by global corporations, as well as experiential learning through a cyber risk simulation. GBLS is facilitated by teaching teams comprising academic and board leaders, is highly interactive, and peer-to-peer learning-oriented in its format.


GBLS Singapore 2022
Day 1:
 09.00 – 18.00 followed by Dinner
Discussion Topics:
Stewardship, Long-Term Ownership and Value Creation, Strategy and Business Transformation, Sustainability of Governance Models

Day 2: 08.30 – 17.30 followed by Dinner
Discussion Topics:
Digital Challenge, Cyber Risk and Resilience, Board Dynamics, Remuneration and Human Capital, CEO Succession

Who Should Attend

Board Chairs, Board Committee Chairs, Lead Independent Directors, Executive and Non-Executive Directors of listed and private corporations, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations

Programme Details
Aug 2022
2 days
SGD 5,900 (excludes travel, accommodation and GST where applicable)
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