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Branding for Board Directors- Enhancing Your Profile for the Board

Pun Tian Pouw (TP)

Creating an effective resume is the first – and one of the most crucial steps – to securing a seat at the board table. If crafted well, it can help nomination committees understand your unique leadership qualities better, thus enhancing your chances to get appointed.

In this workshop, you will learn the key elements of writing a compelling resume and how to position yourself for success on paper and in person.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the expectations of a board director
  • Define the criteria for board director identification and selection
  • Prepare an effective board resume and personal profiling for board opportunities

Target Audience

  • Aspiring directors, newly appointed directors, experienced ones who wish to refresh their resumes
Virtual Classroom Format
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Pun Tian Pouw (TP)
Founder/Principal, TPPun Advisory

In his 30 years of working experiences, TP held leadership roles in Korn Ferry, Andersen Consulting (now renamed Accenture), Hong Leong Group and Hewitt Associates (now renamed Aon Hewitt).

His experiences span across board placements and executive searches, board advisory and effectiveness, board and leadership assessments, executive life coaching, career development coach, regional consulting and corporate HR in integrated talent management, leadership management, change management, merges and acquisition, organization change and transformation. TP has spent more than 9 years living and working on consulting project in eight countries. He is humbled to have played different roles, be it as a mentor or a coach, in the career journeys of many.

TP’s contribution also includes:

  • Chairperson of Group Nomination & Remuneration (GNRC) Board Committee for a leading regional education group
  • Presenter/ Faculty member of board directorship-related programs
  • External consultant for an alumni association for board directors of financial institutions
  • Special advisor and faculty member, The Women on Boards Network (WOBN) Kenya, Africa
  • Member of Industry Advisory Board, School of Business, Monash University, Malaysia
  • Working committee member for 30% Club Malaysia, focusing on sustaining women board talent pipeline.
  • Member of the Women in Business sub-committee, Malaysia Australia Business Council (MBAC)
  • Previously, Board member of the Befrienders KL (non-profit NGO)
  • Mentor in several mentoring and leadership development programs for professionals and management

TP has been an active volunteer with the Befrienders (providing emotional support to those in despair and distressed) for the past 15 years.

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Tuesday | 7 July 2020 (Facilitator: Pun Tian Pouw (TP))

Programme Outline:

  • Self-Awareness: Getting to know your positioning
  • Expectation: What we expect from our board members in different scenarios?
  • Identification and selection: What potential board member profiles may look like?
  • Profiling (Part 1): Understanding board resume. How to profile yourself in writing and in person?
  • Profiling (Part 2): Examine your board profile in real-time. Profiling exercise, discussion, and feedback.
  • Board Engagement: Leaning in during board interviews.
Lecture, Discussion, Polling