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An International Collaborative Programme

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GLOBAL WOMEN ON BOARDS (GWOB)

 

A six month modular programme, the GWOB  will be hosted across East Africa and Malaysia to provide participants the opportunity to appreciate the differences in overall board governance, leadership and dynamics in boardrooms spanning borders.

 

Purpose of the Programme:

  1. Provide a global outlook and exposure to new markets
  2. Open regional or international board opportunities for women
  3. Surface the unconscious bias on diversity and merit at board levels
  4. Extend the network circles
  5. Tap into a global board mentoring platform

 

How It Works?

  1. Women delegates are invited to the programme based on their interest to serve on boards and their readiness in terms of qualification and experience
  2. They will go through two intensive modules designed to give them the knowledge and exposure to global governance, leadership and dynamics
  3. During the programme, they will be matched and mentored by both male and female directors across borders*
  4. Networking opportunities are organised for them to connect with key stakeholders – regulators, investors and board directors

 

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Global Board Mentoring

  1. Connect to mentors across the globe
  2. Mentors and mentees are matched based on their areas of interest and need
  3. Meetings can be face-to-face or virtual
  4. Group mentor sessions will be organised during the course of the programme

Board Mentors

DR NIKOLAI DOBBERSTEIN
Board Member
Scicom, Germany & Malaysia

 

Nikolai Dobberstein, aged 52, German and Malaysian PR.

 

Board member of publicly listed company in Malaysia from 2005 to 2017.

 

Nikolai has been a director on the board of Scicom (MSC) Bhd, Malaysia’s leading customer care and business process outsourcing operator with operations in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, since its listing in 2005 until the end of 2017. He was the chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit Committee. He was also board and ExCo member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, a global alliance of WiFi operators, from 2005 to 2006.

 

Nikolai Dobberstein is the Head of A.T. Kearney’s Communications, Media & Technology Practice in Asia Pacific and the Managing Partner of the Malaysian Practice. He has been involved in multiple business transformation programs of leading government-linked, technology and telecom companies in Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East and Africa.

 

Before joining A.T. Kearney in India in 2011, Nikolai was the Exco member for New Businesses at Maxis, Malaysia. Nikolai had P&L responsibility for all data and digital businesses and helped propel Maxis into one of the global top 10 data operators. Before Maxis, Nikolai was 12 years with McKinsey & Company, where he was the Managing Partner in Malaysia from 2002 to 2004.

 

Nikolai has spent the last 24 years working in Asia, mostly in Malaysia and India. He moved back to Malaysia in early 2017. Nikolai is German and has a PhD in Technology & Innovation Management from the University of Kiel, Germany. He is married to an Indian and has two boys (18 & 15).

DR PAUL DANOS
Board Member
General Mills, USA

 

Board member of a publicly listed company, General Mills in the USA since 2004.

 

Paul is currently Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business in the USA. From 1995 to 2005 he served as the Dean of Tuck School of Business. Prior to joining Tuck Business School, Paul was a professor of Financial Accounting and Senior Associate Dean at the University of Michigan.

 

Paul is American and holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Texas, USA and an M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans, USA.

E. BROOKE WHITAKER
Managing Director/Board Member
Thumos Ltd, USA/Uganda

 

Brooke has sat on the boards of five private companies in total in Singapore and Mauritius.

 

Brooke holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, USA, a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Maryland, USA, and an Executive Diploma in Directorship from the Singapore Management University, Singapore.

 

Brooke has over 20 years of experience in corporate governance, risk management, impact investing, corporate restructuring, and has raised over USD2 billion in capital for private and public companies through IPOs, auctions, and negotiated sales in emerging markets. He has worked extensively throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in agribusiness, technology, manufacturing, F&B, hospitality, and energy. Brooke started his career in Kenya in 1991 as a business consultant, and in 1995 joined Arthur Andersen’s global corporate finance practice in Cairo, Egypt where he was the Africa regional manager, emerging markets investment committee, and Emerging Markets Core Team.

 

In addition to his private sector work, he has advised the Governments of Egypt, South Africa, and Indonesia on corporate governance and reform. In 2003, Brooke founded Thumos Ltd, a boutique advisory firm focused on advising both private and public clients. In 2008, Brooke was a founding team member of a private equity investment manager in Singapore during which he focused on investing in developing countries by evaluating investment opportunities based both on generating commercial returns and improving ESG outcomes. In 2012, Brooke joined a private family office in Vietnam as an investment committee member, and CEO of a portfolio company. In 2014, Brooke returned to Thumos Ltd where he is its managing director.

DR DONNA M. HAMLIN
CEO/Board Member
BoardWise, USA

 

Donna’s board experience includes serving as: Independent Director of Daily Pay, a company transforming how employees get paid, Director of Aussie Web Pty., Ltd., Google’s guru partner for SEO optimization, and Director for Growth Group, Inc., a financial services corporation. She also is a board member for the companies she founded: Boardwise, Inc. and Hamlin Harkins, Ltd.

 

Prior to these current roles, she served as a director for Interhealth, USA, a leading international provider of nutraceuticals, including chair of the compensation committee; board advisory member for Paramit Corporation, a fast-growing standards-setting electronic contract manufacturer, board advisory member for Buyer’s Road, Inc., as well as for: CoreBrand, a privately-held advertising and branding firm in New York; and Themyscira Institute for Integrative Leadership in Europe and has been as a director for the San Jose Stage Company for 25 years. Additionally, she served as advisor to compensation committees for publicly-held companies: Asyst Technologies and Trident Microsystems, Inc. director for Commonwealth Central Credit Union, CardioGrade, Inc., Agromac International, and for the non-profit organizations: Girls, Inc, United Way, and the San Jose Ballet.

 

Donna holds professional governance certifications from National Association of Corporate Directors and Harvard University. She is recognized for her board style as a statesman, with an ability to successfully facilitate robust discussions of issues and integrate directors’ thinking into creative solutions.

 

Currently, Donna is CEO and Board Director of Boardwise., Inc. and well as Chairperson of Hamlin Harkins, Ltd., a 34 year-old international management consulting firm working with a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies on issues of strategy, market growth and performance improvement. Industries served are wide, including: high technology, retail, professional services, finance and manufacturing spanning 42 countries.

 

Donna holds a Ph.D. in strategic planning from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an M.S. with honors in organizational communication also from RPI, and a B.A. from Siena College.

DR RAVI FERNANDO
Independent Board Director 
Multiple Companies, Sri Lanka

 

Ravi sits on multiple public and private boards including:

 

Habitat for Humanity: Independent Director since Jan 2016. HFH is the World’s largest house building NGO.

 

Lanka Orix Leasing Ltd.: Independent Non-Executive Director on its Holdings board since January 1990.

 

LOLC is a JV with the ORIX Corporation in Japan. It was Sri Lanka’s largest and most profitable listed company in 2016/2017.

 

Ceylon Asset Management: Independent Non-Executive Director since 2005. Ceylon Is a leading trust fund manager and index creator in Sri Lanka

 

Aitken Spence Plantations Management PLC: Independent Non- Executive Director since 2016. ASPL is among the top 2 profitable plantation management companies in Sri Lanka with a portfolio of Tea, Rubber and Palm plantations.

 

Multi Finance Corporations: Independent Non-Executive Director since 2017. A leading finance company creating a ‘Blue ocean as a company focused on financing electric and hybrid vehicles and solar roofs.
Role- Lead Sustainability led Finance

 

UN Global Compact Sri Lanka Network: Director since 2007. The UN Global compact is the lead UN agency driving the engagement with business. Between, 2003-2011,

 

Ravi holds a DBA from European Business school-Switzerland, Master of Studies from Cambridge University, MBA from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Advanced Management program & Dip.in International business from INSEAD and Post Graduate certificate in Sustainable business from Cambridge University.

TAN SRI DATO' R. PALAN, PHD
Chairman/Board Director 
Multiple Companies, Malaysia

 

Palan sits on 2 Publically Listed Boards in Malaysia:

 

SMRT Holdings Berhad: Palan is a Chairman of SMRT Holdings Berhad, a public listed investment holding corporation. He was appointed in 2006.

 

Minda Global Berhad: Managing Director

 

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS): Pro Chancellor of CUCMS.

 

Yayasan Palan: Founder & Director, supporting educational causes.

 

Palan holds a Ph.D from Federation University, Australia and California Coast University, USA.

 

Palan, an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, has authored 15 books, Palan’s latest book: the Global Journey of An Asian was launched in January 2014.

 

He has worked both internally and externally in a variety of roles in several industries over the last three decades in 30+ countries.

 

Palan, a social entrepreneur is regarded by his peers as a thought leader among Asian HR professionals.

 

Palan has received several awards including the prestigious title of Tan Sri conferred by His Majesty, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

 

Palan’s current interests include Entrepreneurship and Branding.

SAW CHOOI LEE
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director 
Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad

 

 

Chooi Lee has 30 years work experience focusing on marketing and sales with more than 15 years in the dairy industry. After 10 years as a pure marketer, Chooi Lee decided to build a career also in Sales which has helped her to be a better leader in her roles as GM/MD in the last 10 years. Superiors, peers and subordinates often praised her for her commercial skills, result orientation and ability to spot and build talents. Chooi Lee’s passion is to lead young managers to become responsible adults/citizens.

 

Chooi Lee’s journey of greatness started with humble beginnings in a small town called Bagan Serai in Perak, Malaysia. The youngest daughter in a big family, Chooi Lee overcame many challenges with tenacity, sheer drive, foresight and optimism. She studied hard to get a placement into boarding school at Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (aka Mara Junior Science College) and she was able to secure scholarships to land a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

 

It was this ambition and strength of character that has brought her to the top of her field in a very competitive, FMCG Industry. Chooi Lee’s life is all about milestones and accomplishments, serving in many managerial positions by the time she was in her 30s. Her legendary drive and strength have changed the trajectory of quite a few businesses in Asia for FrieslandCampina and most notably in China.

 

Chooi Lee started her career joining the Unilever Management Trainee Program in 1989. Since then, she has held various senior Managerial positions within the FMCG industry. She joined Dutch Lady Malaysia (aka FrieslandCampina Malaysia) in 2003 as a Commercial Director till March 2008, and where she was then appointed as the General Manager for FrieslandCampina Hong Kong. She was promoted in 2011 to Managing Director, FrieslandCampina China and in 2015, she was appointed as the Managing Director for Dutch Lady Malaysia & Singapore breaking all boundaries to become the first woman to hold this top position. From 2018, Chooi Lee will take on a different role as the Non-Independent Non-Executive Board of Director for Dutch Lady Malaysia.

 

MBUVI NGUNZE
Board Director/Member
Multiple Companies, East Africa

 

Mr. Mbuvi Ngunze serves on various Boards including Precision Air Services Plc, Jumbo Jet Ltd., Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, East African Cement Producers Association and International Air Transport Association (Singapore).

 

Mr. Ngunze has previously served as the CEO, Executive Director & Group Managing Director of Kenya Airways (KQ) Ltd., Group Vice President-Internal Communications by Lafarge SA, a Managing Director by Hima Cement Ltd., Finance Director by Bamburi Cement Co. Ltd., and Audit Manager by PriceWaterhouseCoopers(Kenya). He also served on the board at Mbeya Cement Co. Ltd.

 

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi.

PETER MWANGI
Group Chief Executive Officer
Old Mutual Group

 

Mr. Mwangi is the Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of UAP Holdings Limited since 2015. He has over twenty years of proven business and leadership experience.

 

Mr. Mwangi started his career as a Technical Officer in the Kenya Air Force, where he was involved in the maintenance of avionic communication systems and the development of an information and communication technologies (ICTs) strategy at the Air Force.

 

Mr. Mwangi joined the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) from Centum, (formerly, ICDCI). He served as a secretary of NSE where later rose to the position of Director. Mr. Mwangi also served as Chief Executive Officer and Investment Manager of Centum Investment Company Limited prior to which he served as its Managing Director, Acting Managing Director and Company Secretary respectively. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director of UAP Holdings Limited and a Director of Eveready East Africa Limited.

 

He currently serves as a Director of UAP Insurance Sudan Ltd., Kisii Bottlers Limited, Mount Kenya Bottlers Limited, Rift Valley Bottlers Limited, Eveready Batteries Limited, KWAL Holdings Limited and Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Funguo Investments Ltd. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at British American Tobacco Kenya Limited. He also serves as a Director of Wildlife Works, Inc.

 

He is a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of East Africa, Institute of Certified Investment and Securities Analysts, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and Institute of Directors of Kenya and the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nairobi.

GEORGE MAINA
Director/Board Member
Multiple Companies, Kenya

 

Mr.Maina is a business consultant and an engineer by profession.

 

He holds directorship positions in various companies including the Nairobi Stock Exchange NIC Bank, Insurance Company of East Africa, Afrika Investment Bank and Faulu Kenya Limited.

He is also a Board Member of African Conservation Centre, Starehe Boys Centre, ICEA and Gertrude’s Children's Hospital.

 

He has a wealth of experience in the oil industry and worked with the Shell Group of Companies for 26 years during which time he served in senior management in Kenya, Jamaica and Ghana. In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Kenya Shell and BP Kenya Ltd before leaving corporate employment to pursue private business in 2004.

 

Maina is also a member of the Audit Committee (by invitation), Chairman of the Nominations Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the British American Tobacco Kenya Limited.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautics Engineering from Loughborough University.

 

MARGO THOMAS, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Women's Economic Imperative

 

Dr. Margo Thomas is a thought leader and catalyst for inclusive reforms of the business enabling environment. In her current role of Founder and CEO of the Women’s Economic Imperative, Dr. Thomas serves as a catalyst for initiatives aimed at increasing opportunities for the economic empowerment of disadvantaged and underrepresented groups globally.

 

In November 2017, Dr. Thomas accepted an appointment as an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, London. In April 2016, Dr. Thomas was appointed to lead the independent secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment established by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, with a mandate for one-year. The Panel successfully concluded its work in March 2017, delivering two flagship reports and a results-oriented pathway for shifting the needle on women’s economic empowerment globally.

 

Dr. Thomas holds a Doctorate in Public Policy and Private Sector Development from the University of Manchester, England. Her areas of expertise include private sector development, trade and competitiveness, business environment and regulatory reform, and the political economy of reform. In addition, Dr. Thomas has worked extensively on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality issues, including the development and funding of a global program for the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Practice.

 

Her career in public policy, political, and economic reform spans more than 25 years. Dr. Thomas has held several senior leadership positions, at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation – Advisory Services. She has advised and provided implementation support to more than 50 developing, transitioning, and post-conflict governments on the national and subnational levels, while working for the World Bank Group. One of her major initiatives in the Western Balkans established a regional network of policymakers to share knowledge, effect policy change, and promote business environment reforms to enhance regional and national competitiveness. This work culminated with an edited volume on Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans.

PROFESSOR MARGARET KOBIA
Chairperson
Public Service Commission (PSC), Kenya

 

Prof. Margaret Kobia currently serves as the Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Kenya, where she provides strategic leadership on policy direction for the realization of the mandate of PSC. She is also an Associate Professor Management. Prior to joining the PSC, she was the founding Director General of the Kenya School of Government.

 

Professor Kobia has taught Management, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods at University level. Her research interests include Public Sector Reforms, Performance Management Training and Knowledge Management. She is the Chief Editor of the African Journal of Public Administration and Management.

 

In 2014, she won a regional recognition as Africa’s most influential woman in Business and Government awarded by CEO Magazine of South Africa. Professor Kobia sits on a number of Public Sector Management Boards including KASNEB, Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO).

 

At the International level, she serves as the Vice President of Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) and Co-chair of the Effective Institutions Platform (EIP). The EIP is global innovative peer learning platform on institutional reform formed in 2012, under Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Centre for Global Public Service Excellence in Singapore. As an active academic, Professor Kobia supervises PhD research students.

 

Her Head-of-state commendations and awards include: Order of Grand Warrior (OGW), First Class Order of Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) and CAPAM Gordon Draper Award 2010.

PIUS NDUATIH
Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Accountants & Secretaries National Examinations Board (KASNEB), Kenya

 

FCPA Pius Nduatih currently serves as the CEO of KASNEB, a professional examinations body that guides professional institutions ensuring that contentment delivered is up to standard. He is a fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPAK) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). He is also a Certified Public Secretary and convenes the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Mr. Nduatih is a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).

 

Prior to joining KASNEB, FCPA Nduatih worked at the Commission for Higher Education and Kenya Science Teachers College. He is a founder and current member of the Registration of Certified Public Secretaries Board (RCPSB) and has contributed immensely to the development of the Certified Secretary Profession.

 

FCPA Nduatih believes that sustainable growth and development relies on the existence of excellence in leadership and governance. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Leeds, UK in 1999 and a B.Com (Accounting) (Hons) in 1981.

 

VINCENT RAGUE
Board Director/Member
Multiple Companies, Africa

 

Mr. Vincent M. Rague, is a Senior Financial Advisor to the Treasury.  He has 25 years of experience at the IFC and World Bank spanning investments, project and corporate finance and banking in Africa, Europe and Asia.

 

Mr. Rague served as the Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Property Finance at the IFC and served in a variety of senior management positions, including Senior Manager of Financial Markets and Advisory Services for Southeast Europe and Central Asia, as a Manager in the SME and Advisory Services Department and as IFC’s first Regional Representative to South Africa where he was responsible for setting up and managing IFC’s office and operations in Southern Africa. During that time, he originated and structured IFC’s first private equity investments in Africa.

 

Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Rague worked at the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Kenya. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of Kenya Airways Ltd. He has also served on the Boards of several companies, including ABN-AMRO, UzBek Leasing and Kyrgyz Investment and Commercial Bank.

 

Mr. Rague serves as the Chairman of Financial Sector Deepening Africa. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at City Lodge Hotels Ltd.

 

He serves as a Non-Executive Director of St Paul's Property Trust. He serves as a Director of Pan-Africa Infrastructure Development Fund. He has extensive advisory, banking, investment, project and corporate finance experience, which spans Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia, to the board. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Group Five Ltd.

 

He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sanlam Africa Core. Mr. Rague serves as a Board Member of GuarantCo. He is also a member of the Investment Committee at Catalyst Principal Partners.

 

Mr. Rague holds an M.B.A. from Darden Business School, University of Virginia and a number of executive programs including an Executive Development Program (EDP) from Harvard Business School and IMD. He received a B.A. (Honors) in Economic and Statistics from Nairobi University.

SHARRON GUNN
Executive Director
Members, Commercial & Shared Services
ICAEW

 

Sharron Gunn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. After leaving practice she worked as a financial accountant for Wates City plc before joining J Sainsbury plc in 1993. During her time at the supermarket giant Sharron held a variety of roles, including group management accountant, financial analyst, and commercial manager to the trading division.

 

Sharron joined ICAEW in 2001 and was appointed Executive Director a decade later. During her time with ICAEW, she has launched a successful jobs website, a leadership development programme, and a range of other support services. One of these helps members on a career break – women in particular – return to the accountancy profession.

 

In 2009 Sharron transformed the members’ facilities at ICAEW headquarters into the Business Centre, which is now a magnet for members. She also rebranded and launched One Moorgate Place – the institute’s venue and restaurant – which has grown into a successful independent business.

 

In 2016 Sharron’s role, of Executive Director Commercial and Shared Services, expanded to include the support of ICAEW’s members in the UK and internationally with her role as Executive Director Members, Commercial & Shared Services. She continues to lead on ICAEW’s digital agenda and have responsibility for Greater China.

 

As part of Sharron’s new role she heads up a large team responsible for a variety of income generating activities including professional development programmes, affinity partnerships and sponsorship, online recruitment and One Moorgate Place. The department also develops new products and is a centre of excellence for digital development, event management and IP and publishing.

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 Prof Margaret Kobia
Chairperson
PSC, Kenya
Dr. Donna M. Hamlin
Board Member/CEO
BoardWise, USA
Tan Sri Dato’. R. Palan
Chairman/Founder
SMR Group, Malaysia
Dr Nikolai Dobberstein
Board Member
Scicom Berhad
Germany/Malaysia
Vincent Rague
Board Member
Multiple Companies
Africa
Pius Nduath
Chief Executive Officer
KASNEB
Kenya
E. Brooke Whitaker
Board Member
USA
Uganda
Dr Ravi Fernando
Board Member
Aitken Spence Plantations
Sri Lanka
Dr Paul Danos
Board Member
General Mills
USA
Chan Wai Leong
Partner
Eric Salmon & Partners
Singapore
Peter Mwangi
Group CEO
Old Mutual Group
Kenya
Margo Thomas Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Women’s Economic
Imperatives
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George Maina
Board Director/Member
Multiple Companies
Kenya
Mbuvi Ngunza
Board Director/Member
Multiple Companies
East Africa
Sharron Gunn
Executive Director
Multiple Portfolios
ICAEW

Programme Highlights

  1. International exposure and business networking opportunities across the countries
  2. Mentored by global network of mentors
  3. Networking events during the course of the programme
  4. Site visits and guest speakers related to the capital markets
  5. Media coverage on the programme

Programme Outline

Dates: 05 – 09 March | Location: Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa  

Module 1 – Building The Foundation For Board Directors

 

5 March – Welcome Dinner

6 March – Global Trends Shaping Board Leadership Today

  • Identifying leadership required to maximise board effectiveness in complex markets
  • Building and sustaining high performance board cultures
  • Understanding business risk drivers and their implications to the business
  • Providing strategic guidance and alignment to business direction

7 March – Appreciation of Global Corporate Governance

  • Approaches to Corporate Governance
  • Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of directors
  • Structure of the boards and directorships
  • Standing committees and their roles
  • Public oversight

8 March – Financial Stewardship: A Critical Board’s Role

  • Establishing and ensuring the organization’s compliance with proper financial systems and controls
  • Evaluating the organization‘s financial health
  • Literacy of the key financial language /terms and indicators of the business
  • Setting the expectations for audit committee members

9 March – Board Dynamics Intensive

  • Learn how to improve your effectiveness on the board and discover how to influence the group dynamic
  • What to do when you inherit a difficult culture
  • Learn about the merits of various chairing styles
  • Gain the courage to consciously address culture, and commit to cultural change in your board and organisation

 

Board Mentoring

  • 3 Mentor Meetings

 

Dates: 10 – 14 September | Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  

Module 2 – Preparing Women For Board Roles

 

10 September – Welcome Dinner

11 September – Managing Unconscious Bias in the Boardroom

  • Recognising the common biases
  • Language and gestures
  • Sources of boardroom conflict and strategies to mitigate
  • Breaking stereotypical thinking

12 September – Board Simulation – The Reality Check

  • Applying the learning in a simulated environment
  • Observations and feedback session on the application of the technical and boardroom skills
  • Interactive discussion and sharing on meeting outcomes

13 September – Personal Branding & Media Profiling

  • Identifying and articulating your authentic leadership brand
  • Understanding the journalist’s mindsets – media coverage
  • The board profile – what makes it relevant and appealing
  • What contributes to Presence?

14 September – Board Conference & Graduation Dinner

  • Topical Board issues/challenges
    • The innovative & forward looking board
    • Tapping into strategic potential of boards
    • Adapting to the digital age & cybersecurity
  • Graduation Ceremony

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and Heads of functional units
  • New and current Women Board Directors who want to improve or refresh their skills and knowledge on the expectations of Boards today.

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1ST COHORT INTAKE

 

Module 1 Dates
05-09 March, 2018

Time
9 am to 5 pm

Location
Nairobi, Kenya


Module 2 Dates

10-14 September, 2018

Time
9 am to 5 pm

Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Programme Cost
Module 1: USD2,750
Module 2: USD2,750

To secure a seat on the programme:

  • Full payment upon registration
  • Payments can be made by module.
  • A 10% discount for full payment made by 31 Jan, 2018.
  • Certificates will only be issued to delegates who complete both modules

payment

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Nairobi, Kenya:

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