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Independent Corporate Governance Research and Peer Networking Resources for India’s Public Companies


November 2016 Executive Briefings

Driving Board Effectiveness and Building a Strong Board Culture

Boards continue to face increased expectations from institutional investors and regulators. Board culture and composition now matter more than ever in the quest to improve performance. What actions are world-class Boards taking to drive effectiveness, and how can corporations in India build a strong Board culture? To provide answers The Directors’ Collective™ convened executive briefings in the third week of November 2016 in Gurgaon.

The invited audience at these briefings heard from a panel of experts from Russell Reynolds Associates on the key areas of focus that are worrying global boards,and discussed on ideas on Board evaluation which could be adapted to meet India regulation in letter and in spirit.

March 2016 Executive Briefings

CEOs' Top Challenges for 2016 & Understanding Risk, Compliance and Cybersecurity

The risk, compliance and governance dilemma continues to play an instrumental role in corporate decision-making when charting the path for business growth. What are the key trends in these issues and what is the latest thinking for strategies to manage the challenges? To provide answers The Directors’ Collective™ convened executive briefings at the end of March 2016 in Mumbai and New Delhi.

The invited audience at these briefings learnt of the six big-picture trends that emerge from The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016 report, and the top strategies cited by CEO to meet key challenges. They also heard from a panel of experts from KPMG on the key risks that are worrying global boards, and specifically how cyber risk and cybersecurity is becoming a key theme for boards.

January 2016 Executive Briefings

The India Governance Landscape: Understanding Demands and Deficiencies

The Directors’ Collective™ convened its inaugural series of executive briefings in the third week of January, 2016, in New Delhi and Mumbai. These sessions covered the implications for public companies in India of The Companies Act 2013 (The Act), including the wide-ranging new oversight responsibilities for the board of directors, new regulatory standards raising the bar on independence and qualifications of directors, and expectations on executives regarding compliance, internal audit and risk management.   

These briefings attracted an audience of close to ninety board members, CEOs and senior executives who are facing the complexities of the new law and regulations. Participants gained an introduction to the array of knowledge resources delivered by The Directors’ Collective™, previewed findings from the newly released report Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices from The Directors’ Collective™; learned about the requirements introduced by The Act; and Participated in a discussion with a panel of experts from Khaitan & Co., KPMG, Russell Reynolds Associates and The Conference Board.  

TDCBriefJan2016_1 Afra Afsharipour, University of California, Davis School of Law (left) and Matteo Tonello of The Conference Board presenting with the Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices report. 


Left to right: Nick Sutcliffe of The Conference Board introduces the panel discussion with Matteo Tonello, Sanjay Kapoor of Russell Reynolds, Afra Afsharipour, Sharad Abhyankar of Khaitan and Pankaj Arora of KPMG.  


Left to right: Nick Sutcliffe, Sanjay Kapoor, Afra Afsharipour, Pankaj Arora, Sharad Abhyankar and Matteo Tonello with the Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices report.   


Register Your Interest in Upcoming Briefings

Registration for The Directors' Collective events is by invitation-only and strictly non-transferable. Registration requests are subject to approval and places are limited. To register your interest in upcoming briefings please contact Julian D’Souza, Regional Head, South Asia, The Conference Board at or Tel: +91 998 754 8045


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