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Institute of Directors, India

Member: Gold
Since: 05.02.2015

M-56 A, Greater Kailash Part-II (Market), 110048 New Delhi, India


Institute Of Directors was established on 12 July 1990 in India, as an apex association of Directors to improve their professional competence. It was soon obvious, that it had a far wider remit. From the personal development of Directors, it soon embraced boardroom development as a whole, and then organization-wide transformation. IOD India since has grown to associate with more than 30,000 senior executives representing prominent organisations from both the Private & Public and Govt worldwide.

IOD India's 'Masterclass for Directors’, the training for corporate directorship and Golden Peacock Awards in 12 different disciplines and other flagship initiatives aim to improve the competitiveness of individual Directors and their organizations. The 'Masterclass' programme prepares participants to become Independent Directors of listed companies. Both have become global benchmarks. No business award today receives the kind of recognition and adulation among peers that the Golden Peacock does.

The IOD India's activities extend from training, monthly lectures to workshops, national and international Conferences on issues such as Quality, Environment, Climate Change, Occupational Health and Safety, Corporate Governance, Cyber Security, Competition Law, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, held in India and abroad


To be a socially cohesive fraternity of top executives worldwide, that leads the change to a more sustainable world.
To be a nodal organization for the directors mentally to fulfill mentoring & other senior managers, their leadership role in creating wealth and happiness of all stakeholders of the business and the society at large.
To be an internationally recognized body that fulfils, both the professional and career needs of directors.


It’s mission has been to lead social, environmental and economic transformation, through visionary and holistic awareness of boardroom strategies and practices, by focusing on issues of good governance, transparency and accountability, for brand building and leadership..


IOD's principal objectives are:

Strengthen the director's role in the growth & development of industry and business.
Be the Apex association of company directors in India, reinforcing business commitment to Quality, Environment Management and Corporate governance.
Provide information, advisory and consultative services on corporate issues – mainly directors' training, boardroom practices, corporate governance, CSR, quality and sustainable development – to industry, business and government.
Promote international cooperation on all issues relating to good boardroom practices, corporate governance, quality, environment, and directors' responsibilities.
Meet training needs and management of placement panels for Independent Directors.


IOD's primary role is two fold:


Focusing on issues relating to directors (including Independent Directors), in government, public and private sector, in appropriate fora..


Professional development of directors and honouring their skills (including independent directors) and other top executives.


All members from listed and non-listed companies, as well as from not for - profit organizations and government enterprises; from large corporations and small family businesses; and senior managers, nonexecutive Directors, Executive Directors, Managing Directors or Executive Officers reporting to their Boards.

The entry requirement for membership of IOD, is preferably a practising director of a registered company/ society/ trust/ charity/ NGO, and has a knowledge base of the profession of company directorship. The IOD Council shall, in all cases, have absolute discretion in ruling, whether a person shall or shall not be admitted as a member.

An applicant for membership must furnish adequate evidence to the committee, that he is duly qualified to become a member of the class applied for..