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Surya Kant Is ‘Honored To Join The CECP Board’


Surya Kant joins CECP Board of Directors bringing evermore insightful leadership.

Dailycsr.com – 30 May 2020 – The “Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose”, CECP, made an announcement to reveal that Surya Kant, who is “President, North America, UK and Europe” for TCS has now become a part of the board of directors for the company. CECP is the coalition led by the CEO’s some of the “world’s leading brands”, which gives importance to corporate social strategy for climbing the stairs of success by engaging “key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers”.
In the words of the ConantLeadership Founder and chief executive, Doug Conant, who has been former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, ex-chairman of Avon Products and Chairman of CECP:
“As companies continue to work with their key stakeholders in solving the world’s most pressing problems, under the stewardship of the Board of Directors, CECP continues to serve as a trusted advisor to corporate leaders. Our work in this space will be evermore insightful with the addition of Sury’s keen commitment to stakeholder engagement, his counsel, and leadership to our Board of Directors.”
While, TCS’ “President of North America, UK and Europe”, Surya Kant stated:
“TCS is committed to making a positive, scalable and lasting societal impact where it operates and lives, and I am proud of our culture of driven and empowered employees who are dedicated to giving back to underserved communities. I am honored to join the CECP board and look forward to working alongside many purpose-driven business leaders.”
Furthermore, CECP’s chief executive, Daryl Brewster said:
“The past year has been an unequivocal turning point for what is expected of business in terms of purpose, profit, and planning. Sury’s tenure at TCS--and the work TCS has done on long-term sustainable value creation for its stakeholders--makes him precisely the kind of leader CECP and its Board of Directors necessitates for guiding our CEO coalition.”
Here are the names of the other current board directors of CECP, as mentioned by the press release of CECP:
  • “Chair: Douglas R. Conant, Founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; former Chairman, Avon Products; and Chairman, CECP
  • “Lynne Doughtie, Chairman & CEO, KPMG LLP
  • “Theodore Dysart, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
  • “Vince Forlenza, Chairman of the Board, BD
  • “Richard Edelman, President & CEO, Edelman
  • “Carly Fiorina, Founder & Chairman, Carly Fiorina Enterprises and Unlocking Potential Foundation; Former CEO, HP
  • “Mauricio Gutiérrez, President & CEO, NRG
  • “Alan G. Hassenfeld, Chairman, Executive Committee, Hasbro, Inc.
  • “Fran Horowitz, CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch
  • “Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • “David Kenny, CEO, Nielsen
  • “Shelly Lazarus, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
  • “Bill McNabb, Former Chairman, Vanguard
  • “Deanna Mulligan, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • “Michael I. Roth, Chairman & CEO, Interpublic Group
  • “Jennifer Smith Turner, Board of Directors, Newman’s Own Foundation”
Moreover, here are the names of the co-chairs for CECP’s board directors, as mentioned by the press release of CECP:
  • “Peter Malkin, Chairman Emeritus, Empire State Realty Trust
  • “Sanford Weill, Chairman Emeritus, Citigroup, Inc.
  • “Kenneth T. Derr, Former Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation
  • “Henrietta Holsman Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund
  • “Harold McGraw, III, Chairman Emeritus, S&P Global
  • “Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Former Chairman and CEO, Carlson Holdings, Inc.
  • “Paul Newman, Actor and Philanthropist*
  • “David Rockefeller, Former Chairman & CEO, Chase Manhattan Corporation*
  • “Paul Volcker, Former Chairman, Federal Reserve*
  • “John C. Whitehead, Former Co-Chair, Goldman, Sachs, & Co., Former Deputy Secretary of State*”
(*in memoriam)