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From general counsel to corporate boss?

They were once the heads of the 'back-room' legal community of a private company's operations. Now, amid widening skill sets, some in-house lawyers are eyeing a seat at the boardroom table

Corruption scandals. Growing anxiety over fake news. The frequency and severity of data breaches and cybercrime.

When it comes to reputation and risk management, the boards of local corporates have much to worry about these days.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'From general counsel to corporate boss?'. Print Edition | Subscribe