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.
Mr. Francis Estrada is our reactor and moderator for our webinar.

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

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM

Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Speaker

High-Performance Boards

Dr. Didier Cossin 

Founder and Director, IMD Global Board Center

Sharing and Reaction

Q&A Session with Dr. Cossin


Mr. Francis G. Estrada, FICD 

Fellow and Former Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors

Closing and Announcements

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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.




Fellow and Former Chairman

Institute of Corporate Directors

Mr. Francis Estrada is an ICD Fellow and the past Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors Serves. 

He serves or has served as an independent director and Board Committee Chair in a number of leading publicly listed companies like:  Ayala Land, Inc; Philamlife; Energy Development Corporation; RCBC; RCBC Savings Bank; Engineering Equipment Inc., etc.  He serves or has served on the Boards of a number of private companies in both the profit and not-for-profit areas.
He also serves (or has served) as Board Chair of the Institute of Corporate Directors, De La Salle University, Philippine Military Academy, the Development Bank of the Philippines Advisory Council, the Armed Forces of the Philippines Multisectoral Governance Council and the De La Salle (Philippines) Investment Committee.

He has served as Trustee, Governor or board member of the:  Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle University, Xavier Labor Relations Institute (India), Shanghai Jao-tung University School of Management (PRC), Clean Air Asia, Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Armed Forces of the Philippines Multi-Sectoral Governance Council, the Philippine Board of Investments Multi-Sectoral Governance Council and the Sociedad de Beneficiencia, among others.  

He has served as President/CEO of:  the Asian Institute of Management, William E. Simon and Sons (Asia) LDC from 1992 to 1997 – an investment partnership he co-founded with former US Treasury Secretary, William E. Simon. 
He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Asian Oceanic Holdings Limited from 1983 to 1991 – an investment banking partnership he co-founded with former American Express Bank Chairman/CEO, Richard M. Bliss. 

He was Senior Vice President, ASEAN Regional Coordinator for Indonesia of Bancom Group Incorporated from 1974 to 1982.  He concurrently served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of P.T. Frst Indonesian Financing and Investment Corporation (“Ficorinvest”), a joint-venture merchant banking partnership between Bank Indonesia (the Indonesian central bank) and the Bancom Group of the Philippines from 1975-1980
Following his return to the Philippines in 1997, Mr. Estrada was Chairman and was General Partner of Equity Managers Asia, Inc., an investment firm which he co-founded.  He has established a number of Asia-related financial institutions and commercial enterprises within and outside the Asian region and advised on numerous capital-raising, turn-around and crossborder financial transactions. 

He has served as a board director with over 40 public and private enterprises in the Australasia region and the US. 
Mr. Estrada graduated "With Distinction" from AIM with a Master in Business Management in 1973 and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in 1989. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from De La Salle University in 1971 where he was awarded the institution’s Leadership Award.

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.

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</