DCGSS
Distinguished Corporate Governance Speaker Series

Participation in this webinar meets the recommended best practices for continuing directors education prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Board Governance

Theme 1: Post-COVID High-Performance Boards: Energizing and 

Improving your Governance in a New World

11 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

In a world deeply changed by the coronavirus, boards are preparing for fully renewed governance: new topics, new practices, new concerns.
 
During this webinar, Dr. Didier Cossin, Professor of Governance, Founder and Director of IMD Global Board Center, will explore the major shifts that boards are preparing to address, from technology to geopolitics, and from M&As and consolidation to future supply chains. Professor Cossin will dissect effects on principles of governance, which are shaken as new diversity replaces old diversity and as command economies challenge state-to-business relations. You will learn how governance quality has been a key driver of success during the crisis, and how it will remain a key differentiator in the post-crisis world.

THEME 1 SCHEDULE |   11 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

5:05 PM - 5:25 PM

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Speaker

High-Performance Boards

Dr. Didier Cossin 

Founder and Director, IMD Global Board Center

Sharing from a Local Perspective

Q&A Session

Closing and Announcements

SPEAKER

DR. DIDIER COSSIN

 

Founder and Director

IMD Global Board Center

DIDIER COSSIN is a professor at IMD, Switzerland and the founder and director of the IMD Global Board Center. He is the originator of the Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness methodology and an advocate of stewardship. He is the author and co-author of books such as Inspiring Stewardship, book chapters (such as Governance Risk: A Guide for Investors) and many articles in the fields of governance, investments, risks and stewardship, several of which have obtained citations of excellence or other awards.

 

Didier works with asset owners, government officials, central bankers, boards and senior leaders to provide the latest thinking on best- in-class governance, board effectiveness, the governance of investments, board dynamics and strategy design. He favors an adaptive and interactive approach to finding distinctive solutions for organisations on a wide range of governance topics. His latest research focuses on stewardship, how we can foster organisations to have long-term positive social impact while creating economic value for all. His past research has dealt with optimising governance in critical decision-making situations (large investments, key personnel changes, M&As, strategic turnarounds and organisational threats). Didier also supports some leading non-profit organisations at fine-tuning their governance for impact.

Board Governance

Theme 2: The role of the Board of Directors in the connected age -

Governance of subsidiaries, partners, and ventures

18 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

In a world of fast-paced technology disruptors, boards are preparing to evolve in this highly connected age. 
 
During this webinar, Dr. Michael Hilb, Founder and CEO of DBP Group and Board member and advisor of multiple international companies, will explore the different value architectures. 
Dr. Hilb will explore how technology disruptors impacts the form of economic business models and the form of governance. In this connected age, you will learn about the emerging value architects, how these are created in different governance modes such as with subsidiaries, joint ventures, with partners, and takeaway the dimensions of effective governance.

Mr. Carmelo Bautista, Director and President of GT Capital will share their story on institutionalizing corporate governance with partners and ventures. This webinar will be moderated by Dr. Alfredo Pascual, ICD Trustee and Independent Director of SM Investment Corporation, Megawide Construction Corporation, and Concepcion Industrial Corporation. 
 

 
THEME 2 SCHEDULE |   18 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

5:05 PM - 5:25 PM

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Speaker

Governance of subsidiaries, partners, and ventures

Dr. Michael Hilb

Founder and CEO, DBP Group

Sharing from a Local Perspective

Mr. Carmelo Bautista

GT Capital

Q&A Session

Closing and Announcements

SPEAKERS

DR. MICHAEL HILB

 

Founder and

Chief Executive Officer
DBP Group, Switzerland

Michael Hilb is founder and CEO of DBP Group and a member of the boards of directors of Klingelnberg, Kuhn and Sigvaris Group. He is a titular professor at the University of Fribourg and teaches strategy, entrepreneurship and corporate governance at the University of St. Gallen, the University of Zurich and Singapore Management University.

Michael is, inter alia, a member of the advisory board of the WEF Climate Governance Initiative, the European Confederation of Directors' Associations and Digital Switzerland and serves on the board of trustees of the International Board Foundation and the Foundation for Value Creation.

Previously, Michael led group strategy and digital business at DKSH, where he and his team built a leading, profitable pan-Asian digital business, connecting 400 brands with 100 platforms in eight markets. He joined the company after five years at Roland Berger and working for Holcim.

Michael studied business at the University of Michigan, the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of St. Gallen, where he earned an MSc and a PhD. He was a visiting fellow at INSEAD and Harvard University and completed executive education programs at IMD, INSEAD, HBS, MIT and Stanford University.

DR. ALFREDO E. PASCUAL

Trustee

Institute of  Corporate Directors Philippines

Fred Pascual is an accomplished professional who has made distinguished contributions to society as a corporate governance advocate, academic leader, international development banker, and management educator over the past four decades. He holds an exemplary record of leadership and service at four (4) esteemed national and international institutions: the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), University of the Philippines (UP) System, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and Asian Institute of Management (AIM).


Fred served ICD as President & CEO for two years (2018-2019) and is now a Trustee. He promotes good governance as an Independent Director in publicly listed firms (SM Investments Corp., Megawide Construction Corp., and Concepcion Industrial Corp.). He also sits on the board of nonprofits.


From 2011 to 2017, Fred led the UP System as President and Co-Chair. He implemented bold initiatives to transform UP into a research-intensive university, raise its international profile, and strengthen its public service. In addition to these mission-oriented objectives, Fred exerted efforts to unify UP's eight constituent universities, modernize its physical and cyberinfrastructure, implement an integrated information system, and achieve financial sustainability.


Before becoming an academic leader, Fred worked at ADB for 19 years in several positions, including Director for Private Sector Operations, Director for Infrastructure Finance, and Adviser for Public-Private Partnership. At ADB, his leadership facilitated the processing of pioneering projects for the region as a whole and individual Asian countries, such as China, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, and Afghanistan. He represented ADB on the board of its investees (financial institutions and manufacturing companies) in China, India, and the Philippines.


Earlier on, Fred took on an educator role for nine years as a Finance Professor at AIM. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998, New York State Bar in 2002, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2011. Teddy received his Master of Laws (concentrations in corporate finance and electronic commerce) from Harvard Law School in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1993 and his Juris Doctor degree, with 2nd Honors, from the same university in 1997. In 2015, He obtained a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership at Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, with his dissertation as supervised by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership on “Integrating Sustainability Into Corporate Strategy and Governance in the Philippine Setting: A Comparative Study of Best Practices of Publicly-Listed Corporations Recognized for their Sustainability Leadership”. Accredited by the Global Reporting Initiative as a sustainability reporting trainer, he is also a certified Sustainability Practitioner of the Institute of Certified Sustainability Practitioners.

Board Governance

Theme 3: Stakeholder Voice in the Boardroom

25 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

In a world of evolving demands from transparency requirements of regulators, shifts in consumer and workforce behavior, evolution of technology and supply chains, expectations from investors and society, and anticipated commitment to sustainable development goals, boards are challenged to integrate stakeholder voices in fulfilling their governance roles. 
 
During this webinar, Dr. Erik Vermeulen, Professor of Business and Financial Law and Head of Governance at Philips Lighting, will explore value creation with a more collaborative, inclusive and strategic stakeholder engagement. In this world of shifting expectations, you will learn about the importance of listening to the “voice of stakeholders” and adopting a governance culture that builds trust and confidence among stakeholders. The role of the board of directors likewise evolves and shifts to become more innovative and collaborative to respond to the changing expectations of stakeholders.

THEME 3 SCHEDULE |   25 March 2021 (Thursday) | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

4:00 PM - 4:05 PM

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

4:50 PM - 5:05 PM

5:05 PM - 5:25 PM

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Speaker

Governance of subsidiaries, partners, and ventures

Dr. Erik Vermeulen 

Professor of Business and Financial Law

Director of the International Business Law Program

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Sharing from a Local Perspective

Q&A Session

Closing and Announcements

 
SPEAKERS

DR. ERIK P.M. VERMEULEN

 

Professor of Business and Financial Law
Director of the International Business Law Program
Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Erik Vermeulen's work can be broken down into four categories.

 

First, Erik is a Professor of Business and Financial Law and the Director of the International Business Law program at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He teaches business organizations and governance, law and technology, and business innovation and finance at Tilburg Law School, TIAS School for Business and Society, and at other universities around the world. His research, including chapters of his academic books, can be downloaded from the Social Science Research Network. Erik has appeared at numerous conferences as a featured or keynote speaker.

 

Second, Erik works at the intersection of the academic and corporate worlds. He is a Senior Legal Counsel at Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting). He works on corporate matters, mergers & acquisitions, and reorganizations.

 

Third, Erik can be described as a content creator. He has a blog at erikpmvermeulen.medium.com, where he shares insights in how emerging technologies are creating new opportunities across all areas of the economy and society. In our fast-changing world, Erik revisits long-held assumptions and theories, and seeks to develop new models more appropriate to the next normal. He is a top writer in innovation, education, and gaming on online publication platform Medium.

 

Erik’s thought-provoking and innovative views on business, technology, education, and the law have attracted international attention. He regularly serves as an expert advisor to international organizations and national and local governments around the world.

 

Finally, he is a co-owner of a Michelin star restaurant in The Netherlands.

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