We are The European Voice of Directors

Embracing the complexity of Corporate Governance in Europe

2 Days of Professional Development for European Directors

22 & 23 October 2020


To be confirmed

Draft programme

Hour22 October 2020
8:15 Welcoming coffee

8:30Welcoming speech / Course Overview
- Chris Hodge, Director, Governance Perspectives
8:45 Overview of European Corporate Governance: Diversity or Convergence?
- Chris Hodge
9:15Short presentations of key CG features in some major European economies
- Gudrun Timm (Germany), Managing Director, Carpe Diem Partners Ltd
- Per Lekvall (Nordic), Member of the Swedish Corporate Governance Board, Member of ecoDa Policy Committee
- Alessandra Stabilini (Italy), Member of the Directive Board of Nedcommunity
- Chris Hodge (UK)
11: 15Coffee break
11:30Group discussion: Serving as a director in different European corporate governance systems
Group facilitators: the country experts
- Gudrun Timm,
- Per Lekvall,
- Alessandra Stabilini,
- Chris Hodge
12:30Presentation of conclusions & specific questions addressed to the experts
- Chris Hodge
13:45Corporate Governance practices in different ownership models
Case studies
- Chris Hodge, Director, Governance Perspectives
14:15The Governance of ventures and subsidiaries
- Michael Hilb, The Swiss Institute of Directors,
- Stilpon Nestor, Managing Directors, Nestor Advisors Ltd.
15:35Coffee break
15:45What has the Covid crisis changed in European boards’ practices?
Short introduction followed by experience sharing with the participants (break-up sessions based on a list of questions)
- Chris Hodge

17:00Board leadership in times of crisis: How to deal with uncertainty – Practical example
- Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc and at Cofinimmo
18:00Wrap up - Chris Hodge
18:15/20:00Individual preparatory work on the INSEAD case study
Hour23 October 2020
8:00Welcoming coffee

8:30Are the CG recipe of the past fit for the future?
Conversation between Roger Barker, Head of Corporate Governance, IoD, and Chris Hodge
9:30Boardroom Megatrend: Developing an Ethical Business Culture that matters for ESG criteria
- Anthony Smith-Meyer, Independent Director, Compliance and Governance Activist and Educator
- Mark Chambers, Associate Director, Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)
11:00The European Market for Directorship
- Marie-Bernard Guillaume, Mercury Urval, Group director
11:45Coffee break

12:00How to predict the unpredictable (scenario planning)?
- Martin Studer, Representative of ECIIA, The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing
12:45Board simulation on Boards’ Effectiveness
- Introduction
- Prof. Jaap Winter, INSEAD Distinguished Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance
14:15-18:00Board simulation
Summary of the discussion
- Jaap Winter

18:15Closing session – Synthesis - Chris Hodge
18:30End of the programme

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