From experience I know that a professional board of directors in a company enhance the quality of discussions and decisions and that it is an important support of the President. It also gives unexpected impulses of new development at the same time as it creates stability and change readiness when something unforeseen happens.
Work with development of products, strategies and business together with work in the management has given me a good insight into i.a. the conditions that govern a successful business having technology as a basis of the business.
I have experience from board work in large as well as small companies for example:
Cogent Power (www.cogent-power.com, now a part of the Tata Steel Group), is an internationally leading manufacturer of electro technical material and products.
SSAB HardTech (now Gestamp Hardtech AB, www.gestamp.com), develops and markets unique safety components for the car industry in the world.
Bangalore AB, a consulting company for strategic marketing communication and development of business processes.
For further examples attend to my CV.