India Governance & Ethics ForumEthisphere2017-11-09T09:02:54-05:00
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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
Welcoming Remarks and Opening the 2017 India Governance & Ethics Forum
Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Opening Plenary | 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.Featured Speaker: Amarjit Chopra, Senior Partner, GSA & Associates; Former President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) 2010-2011
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.Moderator: Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Panel: Gautum Kapoor, Vice President, Corporate Governance, Morgan Stanley Investment Management Pratip Kar, Independent Director, Tata AIA Life Insurance Company; Former Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India Mohani Maharaj, AVP- Stewardship & Corporate Governance, Nuveen Jyoti Narang, Independent Director at Au Financiers (India) LTD and Calderys India Refractories LTD
Networking Refreshment Break
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.Moderator: Aarti Maharaj, Executive Editor and Director of Communications, Ethisphere Panel: Wafa Derouiche, Compliance Counsel Europe, Middle-East, India & Africa, TE Connectivity Zameer Nathani, Director – Legal, Raymond Limited Qureish Shipchandler, Director, Internal Audit, Cummins India
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.Moderator: Sushanta Sen, Principal Advisor, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Panel: Cristina Metea, Regional Compliance Attorney, Microsoft India K.R. Sekhar, Managing Director, Bayer Vapi Private Limited Manish Sinha, Managing Director – India, Dun & Bradstreet
Recap and Closing Remarks
Jonathan Whitacre, Executive Vice President, Services, Ethisphere
Leaders, Practitioners and Experts
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More speakers to be announced soon!
Cindy FornelliExecutive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)
Amarjit ChopraSenior Partner, GSA & Associates; Former President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) 2010-2011
Qureish ShipchandlerDirector – Internal Audit, India and Asia Pacific, Cummins India Limited
Jyoti NarangIndependent Director at Au Financiers (India) LTD and Calderys India Refractories LTD
Manish SinhaManaging Director, India, Dun & Bradstreet
Cristina MeteaRegional Compliance Attorney, Microsoft India
Pratip KarIndependent Director, Tata AIA Life Insurance Company; Former Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Board of India