5-Year Top-Line Takeaways from the Korn Ferry Market Cap100 (KFMC100):
Boards are seeking more experienced directors and more women, paying them more, and meeting more frequently:
Previous Board Experience: 78% of directors had previous board experience in 2015 vs. 58% in the Class of 2011.
Women: 60% of boards had at least 3 women in 2015 vs. 37% in 2012.*
Compensation: 69% of directors received cash compensation of at least $75,001 in 2015 vs. 54% in 2011.
Meeting frequency: 62% of boards had 8 or more board meetings in 2015 vs. 49% in 2011.
Stay tuned for the complete KFMC100, focusing on the enhanced role of the lead director, by the end of 2016.
*Data for women unavailable until 2012