The board of directors govern the corporation, set priorities and appoint the officers. For example, you may want to change “ltd” to “inc.” for the u.S. Branch of a uk company. Conduct a trademark search for your name and tagline if you have one. You can be a director, as well as a shareholder, of a us corporation is allowed without any kind of visa, but being an officer and performing your duties within the us is generally not allowed.