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India Governance & Ethics Forum 2017-09-19T13:40:58+00:00

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Good governance and compliance practices are not an endpoint, but a path towards creating a corporate environment of trust, transparency, and accountability. This in turn promotes corporate access to capital, increased investment, sustainable growth and financial stability. Making this system work effectively and efficiently requires flexible, principles-based approaches as well as buy-in and participation from all financial reporting supply chain participants. Rules-based, prescriptive approaches that assume that one size can fit all, are just not appropriate in today’s highly globalized and complex business environment in which success or failure hinge on the ability to adapt business models and forms of capital to continuously evolving economic realities. In such an environment, policy-makers best serve the public interest when they allow for flexibility in setting corporate governance rules. Companies also have a responsibility to establish a corporate culture and tone at the top that promote a values-based rather than compliance-based mindset to governance. Management, internal auditors, boards of directors and external auditors share the responsibility of executing their respective roles with healthy skepticism, transparency and robust communication.

Pricing & Registration


  • In-House Company Professionals receive complimentary registration


  • BELA members receive one complimentary pass and unlimited discounted passes.Learn More

Service Firm

  • Professionals Representing Law Firms / Service Providers / Consultants / Etc.




  • 1:45pm-2:00pm

Registration and Networking Refreshments 
  • 2:00pm-2:05pm

Welcoming Remarks and Opening the 2017 India Governance & Ethics Forum 
  • 2:05pm-2:25pm

Opening Keynote | India Corporate Governance
Taking a further look on the country’s governance efforts, opportunities and/or challenges, including the debate around constituting an independent audit regulator.
  • 2:25pm-3:20pm

Panel | The Role of the Independent Director
The goal of this session will be to discuss the role of the independent director on Indian Boards, including how boards can promote good governance to eliminate vulnerabilities and enhance the board’s value to shareholders, the role of an independent audit committee in overseeing risk, what investors consider when looking at Indian Boards, and how Indian Boards – and investors – are addressing risks associated with concentrated ownership.
  • 3:20pm-3:25pm

Networking Refreshment Break
  • 3:35pm-4:15pm

Panel |Third Party Integrity: Effective Management and Monitoring of Global Relationships
This panel will bring together leaders from multinational companies to discuss what companies are doing to increase transparency and better align with issues such as anti-bribery, due diligence, supplier/distributor contracts and more.
  • 4:15pm-4:55pm

Closing Keynote | Closing Panel: Ethics as a Driver of Company Performance
This panel will bring together corporate leaders to share forward thinking practices that shape the culture of integrity and enable business performance in ways that make it uniquely competitive and trusted across numerous stakeholders.
  • 4:55pm-5:00pm

Recap and Closing Remarks 
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm

Networking Reception


Leaders, Practitioners and Experts

Interested in speaking at the upcoming Mumbai Forum?
Contact Kevin McCormack.

More speakers coming soon!

Cindy Fornelli
Cindy FornelliExecutive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Amarjit Chopra
Amarjit ChopraSenior Partner, GSA & Associates; Former President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) 2010-2011
K. Venkat Ramana
K. Venkat RamanaGroup Vice President-Legal & Company Secretary, Cummins India Limited
Jyoti Narang
Jyoti NarangIndependent Director at Au Financiers (India) LTD and Calderys India Refractories LTD
Madhu Khatri
Madhu Khatri Associate General Counsel and Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, India Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd.
Pratip Kar
Pratip KarIndependent Director, Tata AIA Life Insurance Company; Former Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Mohani Maharaj
Mohani MaharajAVP- Stewardship & Corporate Governance, Nuveen
Wafa Derouiche
Wafa DerouicheCompliance Counsel Europe, Middle-East, India & Africa, TE Connectivity


Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai
C-56, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai 400 051, India

Meeting Room: Orloff & Cullinan 

If you require special accommodations (e.g. Meeting space, vegetarian meals, wheelchair or other disability needs) please email chelsie.dumenigo@ethisphere.com.