Christopher John Clarke

President, CEO, Boyden World

Company Info: Boyden World

Web site:

Address: 50 Broadway, Hawthorne, N.Y., 10532

Phone: 914-747-0093


Advice: Focus on and balance what is good for stockholders, clients, and the talented people in your organization and do what is right for them. Your rewards will follow.

Qualities sought in emerging leaders: Drive and ambition, integrity, empathy, intellect, self-awareness

Sector specialization: Executive search

Job function specialization: Board effectiveness, executive search

Geographical Focus: Global

Companies I often recruit for: Boyden World

Favorite historical figure: The Duke of Wellington

Education: Univ. of Essex (U.K.), BA (honors), Economics, 1970; Univ. of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (U.K.) MSc 1972

Languages: English

Employment history: Boyden World, President and CEO, 2000 to present; A.T. Kearney, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, 1991-99; Wallace Smith Trust, Managing Director, Strategic Finance & Planning, 1984-91; A.T. Kearney, VP, 1978-84

Other interests: Freeman of the City of London, Member of the Royal Society for Scottish Country Dancing, Member of the Connecticut Mycological Society, Past Chairman of the Strategic Planning Society (U.K.)

Professional/Membership Affiliations: Visiting Professor, Henley Management College; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing; Worshipful Company of Marketers; International Assn. of Corporate & Professional Recruiters

Experience in executive search consulting: years

High Profile Placement:

Other paths I might have pursued: CEO of another business

The global business trend that will most influence corporate performance in the future: The rise of China and India. They have one-third of the world’s population and are growing to dominance in the world economy over the next 50 years.