Welcome to the fourth Annual Africa-Wide Non-Executive Directors’ Survey provides an overview of the state of boards across Africa in terms of independent and non-executive directors’ fees, performance and diversity. Sirdar’s Annual Africa-Wide NonExecutive Directors’ Survey aims to provide valuable insights into the state of boardrooms throughout Africa. Emphasis is placed on nonexecutive and independent directors in family-run and privately-held businesses across the continent.
It is in the shareholders’ interests
to appropriately remunerate non-executive directors to attract and retain the best directors.
We are pleased to see a trend that indicates companies recognising the value that independent directors add to a board.
Diversity remains a critical topic on the boardroom agenda. Our survey considers only age, race and gender in the boardroom.
We explore the African boardroom in terms of size and board composition, board meetings and frequency of board evaluations.