|By PR Newswire||
|August 19, 2013 11:35 AM EDT||
GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RSR Partners, a leading board and executive search firm, announced today the appointment of Greg Lau as Managing Director in the firm's Board of Directors Practice. With more than 30 years of corporate governance experience, Mr. Lau will advise chairmen, chief executive officers, and nominating and governance committees around the world on board composition, assessment, and recruiting.
"Greg's knowledge and expertise dealing with transformational corporate governance change for one of the world's leading companies makes him a great addition to our Board of Directors Practice," said Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., founder and chairman of RSR Partners, in making the announcement. "As RSR Partners provides a range of board services, we believe his level of knowledge will make him unique in our industry."
Mr. Lau previously served as executive director of global compensation and corporate governance for General Motors. In 1984, following several assignments with the GM Financial staff, Mr. Lau was named assistant treasurer of compensation, governance, benefits, and risk management in the New York Treasurer's Office. From 1982 through 2010, he was secretary of the executive compensation committee of the company's board of directors. In 1994, he was named executive director of global compensation and corporate governance as part of GM's Global Human Resources staff and was also named secretary of the directors and corporate governance committee of GM's board.
"It is an honor to be joining RSR Partners at a time when corporate boards are undergoing an unprecedented time of change. From investor pressure and broader calls for diversity to technological change and an increasingly complex risk environment, chief executives and corporate directors are confronted with many new, complex issues," Mr. Lau stated. "I am looking forward to working more closely with executives and directors from a broad array of industries to assist them in facing these challenges, while also helping them meet their board recruiting and effectiveness goals."
Lau is a member of the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and was a former member of the advisory board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. He was a member and past chairman of The Conference Board's Councils on Executive Compensation and Global Human Resources Management and a former member of the Wharton School's Executive Education advisory board. Mr. Lau also served previously on the boards of directors of WorldatWork, General International Ltd., and GMAC Insurance Holdings. He earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and his BA from Dartmouth College.
RSR Partners is a board, executive, and leadership recruiting firm based in Greenwich, CT with additional offices in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, and Los Angeles. The company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr.
SOURCE RSR Partners, Inc.