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Profile of Patrice Lasserre CD(SA)

Being a Chartered Director and having served on the Boards of various organisations for more than twenty-five years give me extensive knowledge and experience in Corporate Governance and in the functioning of Boards of Directors.

I spent over forty years in diverse corporations, in Europe and in South Africa:

  • Telecommunications (9yrs)
  • Information Technology (2yrs)
  • Management Consulting (3yrs)
  • Chemical Industry (5yrs)
  • A State-Owned Enterprise (8yrs)
  • Oil Industry (14yrs)

I drove the strategy and implementation of beneficial and sustained transformation in these organisations.

During my professional career, I went to forty-five countries around the world to do business; this gave me a profound insight into scores of cultures. It enhanced a natural ability to relate to individuals of widely different backgrounds. My formal education and vast business experience are combined with a passion for mentoring and learning. I operate in English and in French.

In 2010, I created Board Whisperer, a private practice focusing on making young leaders board-ready, forming professional Boards and analysing the performance of Governing Bodies.

I serve as independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of two international companies


CD(SA) - Institute of Directors of Southern Africa – Fellow member.
Corporate Governance Practitioners Association – Founding member.
MBA - CEPAC, University of Brussels, Belgium.
BSc(Eng) - ECAM, Brussels, Belgium.
Pr(Eng) - South Africa.
Certified Executive Coach - Leadership Coaching Academy, Johannesburg.

BOARD WHISPERER® is a division of Lasserre & Associates (Pty) Ltd, a company registered in South Africa under the number 1995/007937/07.

Directors: P Lasserre (Managing), A Lasserre, B Lasserre, K Lasserre.