Navigating the Boardroom
Corporate Governance
Orientation Program

Participation in this course meets the recommended best practice for the orientation of directors prescribed in the Revised Corporation Code of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

How can directors navigate the boardroom given the changing environment?

What are the essential principles of modern corporate governance best practices?

 How can aspiring directors build their compass to contribute to the long-term success of the         company?

ICD's Corporate Governance Orientation Program (CGOP) aims to provide participants

with fundamental and essential appreciation of the benefits and impact of modern corporate governance best practices. The subject matter is framed within the context of local reforms

and how these relate and respond to regional and global trends.


Regulatory updates, corporate governance best practices in the setting of emerging risks

and trends, and the duties and responsibilities of the board committees—including risk oversight, audit, and corporate governance—are examined during the full-day session.


CGOP is the introductory one-day program that opens ICD's flagship course –

the Professional Directors Program (PDP).


04 August 2020 - DAY 1

09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

05 August 2020 - DAY 2

09:00 AM to 11:00 AM



02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Introduction to Corporate Governance

Mr. Rex Drilon II, FICD

Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors

Corporate Governance Committee

Mr. Frank Numann, FICD

Teaching Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors

Audit Committee

Ms. Helen De Guzman, FICD

Teaching Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors

Risk Committee

Ms. Ida Tiongson, FICD
Trustee and Teaching Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors


   ○ Newly and Aspiring Board Directors

   ○ Senior Executives

   ○ Directors of companies that are about to list in the Philippine Stock Exchange

   ○ Professionals and business persons who wish to apply for ICD membership

   ○ Anybody who wants or needs to update their knowledge of modern corporate governance


At the end of the program, participants are expected to:

Examine the impact of Corporate Governance principles

Discuss best practices with the use

of the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard

Take steps to promote a governance culture stressing ethics and social responsibilities within the company

Identify the role and key functions

of directors and the Board

Understand the duties, responsibilities, and best practices of board committees

Upskill your board of directors with the latest Corporate Governance trends and principles


Invest in your professional development.

PHP 9,500.00

inclusive of VAT



    5% if referred by           an ICD Member

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The platform to be used is Zoom.




Institute of Corporate Directors

Rex C. Drilon II has been known in the business sector as a “turnaround expert”, resurrecting distressed companies and producing extraordinary growth from profitable ones. Since 1978, he has been occupying top management positions and directorships of various large Philippine companies including FMMC, Fuji Xerox, Jardine, Ayala Land and Ortigas & Company Limited Partnership (OCLP).

He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Keyland Corporation and YLD, Inc, and recently retired after 10 years as Independent Director in the Metrobank Group.

Aside from his remarkable expertise in turning around companies, Mr. Drilon is a living example of one who has found balance between work and life outside work. He is deeply involved in the public governance and corporate governance reform advocacies as Chairman of the Center for Excellence in Governance (CEG), of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). He is an active member of the Shareholders Association of the Philippines, Management Association of the Philippines and Founding President and Board Adviser of the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation. He has written a book entitled “Patriots on the Street”, a novel about governance, patriotism and love of country. He is about to publish his second book “Crafting Your Own Roadmap: A Personal Governance Handbook”.

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Teaching Fellow

Institute of Corporate Directors

Mr. Frank D. Numann is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors and a practising Consultant. He was the Ethics and Compliance Officer for Royal Dutch Shell who planned and implemented the Ethics and Compliance programme in some 40 countries, globally.

Before that, he held Finance jobs in 9 different countries, including as the Internal Audit Manager for Oil and Gas Business in Africa (2001-2004), where he set up a whistleblowing system in Nigeria. There and later in Russia and globally, he led many in-house and external Ethics investigations often with multinational angles, leading to staff and contract terminations. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Finance Manager with Ethics and Compliance responsibilities of a Global Real Estate, Travel and Facility Management of Shell offices worldwide. In 2007 he became the Internal Audit Manager of a Joint Venture based in Russia.

He holds an MBA degree from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands 1978. He was an exchange student at Wharton MBA programme (1977). He speaks 4 languages, namely: Dutch, English, French and German and has lived in Manila on and off since 1993.

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Helen De Guzman is a Fellow and Chair of the Board Diversity and Inclusion Committee of ICD. She is a seasoned chief audit executive, a certified public accountant, and a certified internal auditor with global certification on risk management assurance.


Currently, she is an independent director of a publicly-listed company, and a board trustee of an association.


Teaching Fellow

Institute of Corporate Directors



Opal Portfolio Inv (SPV-AMC) Inc. 

Independent Director

Xurpas Inc.


Fintech Philippines Association & Fintech Alliance PH

Ms. Imelda (Ida) Ceniza Tiongson is CEO-President OPAL Portfolio Investments (SPV-AMC) Inc –company in charge of distressed assets and turning around businesses. She started as a traditional banker spanning 22 years of experience with National Australia Bank as Senior Lending Officer and Philippine National Bank, last position was SVP heading Remedial Management.


She also sits in various boards including publicly listed technology company Xurpas Inc. and Fin Tech Global Resources Inc as well as trustee of several organizations - Institute of Corporate Directors, Fintech Alliance Philippines, Fintech Philippines Association, and Vice Chairman of Governance Committee at the Management Association of the Philippines. She is a graduate of Business in Accountancy at RMIT Australia and obtained a perfect score in Accounting for Bankers in exam.


She is a Teaching Fellow in ICD and lectures at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and continues to be a regular speaker both local and overseas mainly on Digital Transformation and Fintech topics.  

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