The environmental, social and governance (ESG) business landscape is constantly changing. New standards, new metrics, new regulations, new supply-chain breaks, new opportunities; you name it, it will likely be happening.

That is why our world-class Faculty is so important for our education programs. Their real-world, hands-on knowledge and wisdom is what gives you an unrivalled education experience at Competent Boards. 

We have more than 180 of these global business leaders and experts from around the world to form your knowledge. Therefore, we are always delighted to learn of their career successes and to share them here. 

Kudos first of all to Lisa Keshaur, freshly minted as Microsoft’s Vice President of Risk and Resilience. Lisa specializes in disaster risk reduction, resilience, disaster responses and recovery, risk management and cybersecurity for the tech giant.

Before her promotion, Lisa had been leading Microsoft’s response to COVID-19 across 80 countries.

Many congratulations to Florence Van Dyke, who recently started a new role as Head of Sustainability for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. This government agency helps New Zealand businesses grow into new international export markets. 

Before this role Florence co-founded Chia Sisters, a zero carbon health beverage company that supplies cafes and supermarkets In New Zeland as well as Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2022. Florence was named one of the top 25 women entrepreneurs in the world for Chia Sisters’ contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Florence is a trustee and co-founder of Businesses for Climate Action. For her work in business and climate change, she has been recognised on the Forbes 30 under 30 List.

Pat Gallardo Dwyer is the Founder and CEO of The Purpose Business, which helps Asian businesses with purpose-building and sustainability. She gained some great media coverage this past summer in Eco-Business, discussing the importance of workplace inclusion for companies in Asia

Pat looked at flexible hours, empathetic culture, supply chains and stakeholders. “Exclusion breeds a lack of confidence and trust, at a time when we all want to belong,” sahe wrote. “This is why workplace inclusion is key, whether you’re working in-person or remotely: being excluded destroys culture.” 

We look forward to profiling more faculty soon. Elvin Madamba is the Program Manager for Competent Boards. Follow him on LinkedIn.

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