Michael Marquardt Receives Highest Credential from National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

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NACD Fellows Demonstrate Their Commitment to the Highest Levels of Corporate Governance and Leadership in the Boardroom.

Michael Marquardt

I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD’s Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership.

Global Kompass Strategies, Inc. (http://www.GlobalKompass.com) is pleased to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Michael Marquardt, has been awarded the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

With this distinction as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, Mr. Marquardt joins an elite group of corporate directors and corporate governance professionals, having demonstrated his knowledge of the leading trends and practices that define exemplary corporate governance.

Mr. Marquardt currently serves as a director on two corporate boards: Commonwealth Trust Company, an independent trust company based in Delaware with more than US$17 billion in assets under administration, and Asia Assistance International, a healthcare logistics and medical assistance company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with offices in ten countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, where he has served as the independent non-executive chairman since 2007.

He also serves on the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) national board as well as the American Cancer Society’s South Atlantic Division board.

“We are proud to announce that Michael Marquardt has joined NACD’s credentialed directors and has taken the next step in the pursuit of boardroom excellence,” said Ken Daly, president and CEO of NACD. “Our fellows help advance the highest standards for those who serve in the boardroom, strengthening our businesses and driving director professionalism. The impact of this program is unmatched and they should be commended for their ongoing commitment to their own professional development.”

Mr. Marquardt said: “I am honored to join the distinguished and diverse group of individuals who make up NACD’s Fellowship program and who have committed to advancing the highest standards of boardroom leadership,” said Mr. Marquardt. “The resources, insights and connections I have made through NACD’s Fellowship program will be assets to the companies I serve, as well as to my professional growth as a director.”

Michael serves as a global business advisor to corporations in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He works closely with chief executives and senior leadership teams on strategic issues and advises Boards of Directors and Audit Committees on effective risk management measures, corporate governance, and emerging technology issues.

Candidates for NACD's Fellowship Program complete a strong foundation course which focuses on topical matters and committee-specific issues, followed by additional NACD education within a 12-month period. NACD Fellows renew their status every year, maintaining and advancing their knowledge with continuous learning and peer-led collaboration.

About NACD
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization focused exclusively on advancing exemplary board leadership. Based on more than 35 years of experience, NACD identifies, interprets, and provides insights and information that corporate board members rely upon to make sound strategic decisions, confidently confront complex business challenges, and enhance shareowner value. With more than 13,000 corporate director members, NACD provides world-class director education, director training, and proprietary research about leading boardroom and corporate governance practices to promote director professionalism and bolster investor confidence. To learn more about NACD, visit http://www.NACDonline.org. To join, contact Kelly Dodd at kkdodd(at)NACDonline(dot)org or 202-380-1891.

Media Contact:
NACD Chief Marketing Officer
Henry Stoever
202-775-0509
hstoever(at)NACDonline(dot)org

About Global Kompass Strategies, Inc.
Global Kompass Strategies, Inc., founded in 2009, offers international business advice to corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Services range from strategic guidance to corporations expanding into new markets, to independent advice on governance issues, strategic business development consulting, and global compliance and risk management.

Media Contact:
Global Kompass CEO
Michael Marquardt
+1 (302) 290-1900
Michael(dot)Marquardt(at)GlobalKompass(dot)com and @AdvisorGlobal

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