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NACD has recognized 2019’s leading corporate directors and governance experts impacting boardroom practices and performance.

London, United Kingdom, April 09, 2019 -  SNOMED International, the world’s most comprehensve healthcare terminology product,  announced today that Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, SNOMED International Management Board Director, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Directors in the United States by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) for her significant impact on board room practice and performance.  

NACD, the authority on board room practices representing more than 20,000 corporate board members, announced Dr. Bo-Linn’s recognition as part of its 2019 NACD Directorship, an honor that serves to highlight the most influential 50 board of directors and 50 corporate governance professionals and institutions.

Since 2007, an annual call for nominations has gone out to its 20,000 members, this year resulting in over 400 nominations received.  Each board director nominee is a public company director and independent committee chair. He or she is evaluated in multiple rounds in consideration of the nominee’s merits and service against various metrics such as return on investment, shareholder return, reputation, and corporate governance.  As the pool of nominees is narrowed to 50 board director nominees, the review process continues by the NACD editorial team and NACD senior leadership, before being presented to the NACD Board for ratification.  “For decades, NACD has recognized individual directors who have demonstrated exemplary board leadership and courage in the board room,” said Peter R. Gleason, NACD President and CEO.  “We commend these individuals for achieving the highest level of excellence in the profession of directorship.”  The creation of the list is a yearlong vetting process, culminating with the March 12, 2019 announcement of the top 50 director honorees including Dr. Bo-Linn, who joins this unique class of directorship.

SNOMED International’s Management Board has legal and oversight responsibility for the management and direction of SNOMED International.  In her capacity as SNOMED International Management Board Director, Dr. Bo-Linn has served the organization since April 2017 as part of a renewal process initiated by the organization to enhance SNOMED International’s effectiveness, sustainability, and organizational growth.  As offered by SNOMED International’s Management Board Chair, Lady Barbara Judge, CBE, “It is an honour and a pleasure to have someone of Cheemin’s knowledge and ability on our Board.  Not only does she completely understand the sensitive balance between governance and management, but she also brings significant technological domain expertise and intellect.  In this day and age, with technology moving so fast, her recognised ability is a great asset to our Board’s strategy going forward.  In addition, her personal style and articulate comments are greatly appreciated by all.”  SNOMED International CEO, Don Sweete, further remarks that “in her tenure serving the SNOMED International Management Board, Cheemin has strengthened the fabric of the organization, contributing innovative leading practices along with substantive industry and governance experience to our international organization.”

Dr. Bo-Linn is CEO and President of Peritus Partners, Inc., an analytics-based platform and business IT consultancy recognized for increasing the valuation of companies and organizations, leading to the next level growth.  "My career has been primarily defined by a professional drive to contribute and improve each business and organization I have had the privilege to lead.  I am honored to be recognized by the NACD in this capacity, and humbled to join such a distinguished collection of my peers committed to ongoing improvement in corporate governance and shareholder value."  Having been  previously elected to serve on seven boards and Audit Chair of two public companies, Dr. Bo-Linn has applied her time to membership based, private, and public company boards across the US, Canada, and Europe.  Over the course of her career, Dr. Bo-Linn has held c-suite executive roles at multiple companies, including Vice-President at IBM.    

The 2019 honorees will be celebrated during the NACD Directorship 100™ formal black-tie cocktail reception and dinner gala on June 26, 2019. Profiles of all 2019 Directorship honorees will be published in the July/August NACD Directorship Magazine.  Read the 2019 press release from NACD for more information on this year’s honorees.

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