The Companies Act, 2013 aims to bring in sweeping changes to the corporate governance environment in India.One of the areas which the new law brings into sharper focus is the role of Independent Director's (IDs) and business owners, who are expected to bring in 'outside-in views', in enhancing corporate governance standards for the listed companies and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). IDs and business owners play a critical role in implementing sound corporate governance practices in listed companies and SME segment. They are expected to assist in implementing sound corporate governance practices, thus contributing to transparency, performance and overall good governance. Stakeholders are increasingly relying on Ids and business owners to deliver on their responsibilities to enhance corporate governance standards. Under the new dispensation, the key responsibilities of IDs and business owners relate to strategy, risk management and internal financial controls, related party transactions, ethical and compliance oversight and succession planning and executive remuneration.

Your focus as a business owner/director is key to the growth and long-term sustainability of the business. If you are looking to take your small or medium-sized company to the next level, it is important to understand how the role as a director underpins the growth of business.
In some small and medium sized enterprises, the manager may also be a director. In such cases the separation between daily management and growth strategy can become blurred.
However, its important that requisite time and focus is dedicated to both. A company looking to grow cannot afford to ignore the role of its directors and the business benefits that can be achieved through good governance.

Hence the roles and responsibilities of IDs have been codified for the first time in statute to respond to fast changing business environment, corporate malpractices and failures, and governance lapses. To effectively discharge their expanded responsibilities, IDs and business owners need to devote sufficient time, undergo training, focus attention on agenda setting, seek independent professional advice and ensure that the board evaluation process is effective. Moving forward, India will do well to increasingly brace for the global trends such as emergence of Lead IDs, diversity in board composition, increasing shareholder activism and a transition toward stakeholder approach.

Why Attend

  • Broadens the spectrum of awareness and perspective of Independent Directors.
  • Insights shared by eminent industry professional.
  • Equips participants with a framework to develop an action plan for best board practices.
  • Practical guidance on Best Practice Policies, CSR, Board behaviour, Board Evaluation, Risk management evaluation, Statutory duties, fiduciary duties and many more.

  • Who Should Attend

    • CXOs, Senior Management
    • Senior HR or Business Leaders of Line Functions
    • Corporate Policy Makers & Strategic Planners
    • HR Generalists / Managers Diversity Practitioners
    • Academicians
    • Retired PSU Officer
    • Retired Senior Bankers
    • Retired IAS / IPS & IRS Officers
    • Trainers / Consultants

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    Programme Agenda

    Speaker Name
    10:00 am - 11.30 am Board in 21st Century – structure, role & value Mr. S. Raman
    Former CMD, Canara Bank
    11.30am - 1.30 pm Board of Directors - A strategic Position & Board & Corporate Crisis Mr. Rammohan Bhave
    Managing Director, Consult IFRS
    1.30 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch Break
    2.00 pm to 4.00 pm What are a Director's Rights, Duties and Liabilities on a Board? Ms. Kalpana Unadkat
    Partner, Khaitan & Co.
    Speaker Name
    10.00 am - 12.00 pm Independent Directors – Rights & Duties & Legal Compliance Issues Mr. Sharad Abhyankar
    Partner, Khaitan & Co.
    12.00 pm - 1.30 pm Ethics, Dynamics & Compliance Mr. Suhas Tuljapurkar
    Founder Director, Legasis Services
    1.30 pm - 2.00 pm Lunch Break
    2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Board Practices & The Annual report Parvatheesam K (PK)
    Company Secretary, Tata Steel