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21st Century Director Mentoring


Thanks to the remarkable evolution of Corporate Governance over the past two decades, Boards of Directors have become Leaning Boards. Being a Director is now a profession; Directors do not “sit” anymore but “serve” on a Board. Duties and responsibilities have seen a dramatic increase.


This bespoke mentoring programme will help you becoming a compelling candidate to be invited to serve on Board of Directors. It will equip you to not only survive but flourish in a most demanding and challenging, but highly rewarding, environment.


The mentoring programme is designed in such a way that it is of high value and provides personal growth, to both aspiring Directors and Directors who are already experienced but need to update themselves to the latest Good Governance practices.


Patrice Lasserre





A certificate in Corporate Governance Leadership is presented on successful completion of the programme.


When booking through the Good Governance Academy, all attendees will receive certificates of attendance.

Our certificates of attendance are used by most professional associations for continuing professional development purposes.


USD $2,750 – $3,300 (depending on the number of sessions)

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Patrice Lasserre

Board Whisperer, Director / Mentor

Patrice has served on the Boards of various organisations for more than twenty-five years. This has given him extensive knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and in the functioning of Boards of Directors.

He has spent over forty years in diverse corporations, in Europe and in South Africa:

  • Telecommunications (9yrs)
  • Information Technology (2yrs)
  • Consulting (3yrs)
  • Chemical Industry (5yrs)
  • State-Owned Enterprise (8yrs)
  • Oil Industry (14yrs)

During his professional career, he travelled to forty-five countries around the world to do business; this gave him profound insights into scores of cultures. It also enhanced his natural ability to relate to individuals of widely different backgrounds. In addition, Patrice’s formal education and vast business experience are combined with a passion for mentoring and learning.

In 2010, Patrice created Board Whisperer, a private practice focusing on making young leaders board-ready, forming professional Boards and assessing innovatively the performance of Governing Bodies.

Patrice currently serves as Director on the Boards of Capital Governance (Pty) Ltd (Executive) and Markzuri Group (Pty) Ltd (Non-Executive).

His qualifications include:

  • MBA – CEPAC, University of Brussels, Belgium
  • BSc(Eng) – ECAM, Brussels, Belgium
  • Pr(Eng) – South Africa
  • Certified Executive Coach – Leadership Coaching Academy, Johannesburg.

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