Non-Executive Directors & Strategy: A personal experience

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D. Eisenhower cited in Nixon, Richard M., Six Crises (New York: Doubleday & Co., 1962), page 235.

In 2008, I was appointed to a newly established Arabian Gulf investment bank as the sole independent non-executive director. No sooner had our capital been raised…