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Gregory E. Lau

Managing Director

My Role at RSR Partners

I lead the firm’s Board Advisory Practice and am a senior member of the firm’s Board Recruiting Practice. In addition, I support the Human Capital and Sport Leadership Practices.

With more than 30 years of corporate governance experience, I have deep knowledge working closely with chairmen, chief executive officers, and nominating and governance committees on board composition, succession planning, and recruiting.

How I Deliver Impact

Today’s corporate governance landscape has never been more complex. From the rise in shareholder activism and increased public scrutiny of boards, to enhanced board evaluations and succession planning, directors have a growing role in strategy and talent management. I offer extensive expertise and unique insight that enable my clients to have the strongest and most effective boards possible.

I meet with a company’s directors and CEO to understand their strategy, its execution, the culture, future required director skill sets, current governance practices, and industry dynamics. I can then deliver solutions quickly so the client is on the cutting edge of today’s board and governance dynamics. And when faced with tomorrow’s boardroom challenges, my clients rely on me to provide the most agile, discreet, and impactful solutions.

Expertise I Bring to the Firm’s Clients

I previously served as executive director of global compensation and corporate governance for General Motors. In 1984, I was assistant treasurer of compensation, governance, benefits, and risk management in the New York treasurer’s office. From 1982 through 2010, I was secretary of the Executive Compensation Committee of the company’s board of directors. In 1994, I 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.

Coupled with this compensation and governance background, I am a past member of the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and am an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. In 2015, I was honored as one of the most influential people in the boardroom community as a member of the NACD Directorship 100. I am a former member of the Advisory Board for the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, member and past chairman of The Conference Board’s Councils on Executive Compensation and Global Human Resources Management. I also served on the boards of directors of WorldatWork, General International Ltd., and GMAC Insurance Holdings.

I graduated from Dartmouth College and have an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Life Outside RSR Partners

My wife and I live in Westport, Connecticut. We spend time traveling to visit family and enjoy skiing, hiking, boating, and Michigan football.

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