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Should Boeing separate CEO and Chairman roles?


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Should Boeing separate CEO and Chairman roles?

Following the two fatal crashes of Boeing’s 737 Max plane types, industry leaders and shareholder-advisory firms have urged the company to change its C-Suite setup, more specifically stripping power from the CEO and Chairman Dennis Muilenburg. But would this actually make a difference?

The Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) told Boeing on Tuesday 16th April that investors would benefit from increased board oversight in business proceedings, including the split of the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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Comments (1)

  • Joe
    Thu, 2 May 2019 2:20pm BST
    Yes Boeing made mistakes but not enough attention being given to the role of the FAA who are ultimately the responsible regulators. Separating the roles would do little to prevent future mistakes considering the number of management layers responsible and accountable. More rigorous controls is what's needed and strongly policed.

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