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Institute of Directors, India

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IOD India: Showcasing India Model and Growth Story in London

04.11.2019 Share

Learn from Global Experts, sharing Best Practices & explore Business Collaborations 

Also felicitation of Distinguished Fellowships and presentation of Golden Peacock Awards 

2019 London Global Convention on November 13-16, 2019 

Distinguished Fellowships will be conferred upon 
Mr. Shailesh Vara MP, Hon'ble Member of Parliament & former Minister, Govt. of UK 
Sir David Clementi, Chairman, BBC - The British Broadcasting Corporation, UK 
Ms. Helen Brand OBE, Chief Executive, ACCA, UK 

Golden Peacock Award for Social & Cultural Leadership will be conferred upon 
Mrs. Shallu Jindal, Chairperson, JSPL Foundation, and 
Director on the Board, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India 

The Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP, Hon'ble Cabinet Member & 
Secretary of State for International Development, Govt. of UK as Chief Guest 
Mr. John Glen MP, Hon'ble Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, Govt. of UK as Guest of Honour 

New Delhi (India): Shortly, some of the leading distinguished business and thought leaders & Board experts will be joining together in London to deliberate upon various Boards opportunities and challenges while preparing for future. 

Today, we live in an era of disruption, which is still intensifying. The centre of economic gravity is also shifting. The weaker Boards are getting exposed when faced with economic headwinds. The Role of Directors has become extremely complex and this role is impacted by a number of factors. 

To discuss & debate, the current challenges facing the Industry, the Institute of Directors (IOD), India is organizing its 19 th Annual ‘London Global Convention’ on November 13-16, 2019 in London.  The theme for this year’s Convention is ‘Board’s Opportunities and Challenges for Corporate Governance and Sustainability’.  The famed ‘Golden Peacock Awards’ for Leadership in ‘Corporate Governance’ & ‘Sustainability’ and also IOD Distinguished Fellowships will be conferred, at a special Awards function on November 14th evening. 

Convention Details : Click Here 
Agenda : Click Here 

It is a very high-level meet. Around 400 Business participants | 75 plus distinguished Speakers | 200 Organisations, from around 20 Countries are expected to join. 

Her Excellency (Mrs.) Ruchi Ghanashyam IFS, High Commissioner of India to UK has kindly accepted to deliver the Inaugural Address. Some of the other distinguished Guests & Speakers participating in the Convention include: 

  1. Hon'ble Jagadish Shettar | Cabinet Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, and former Chief Minister, Govt. of Karnataka, India 
  2. Mr. Gopichand P. Hinduja | Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group, UK 
  3. Mr. Navin B. Chawla, IAS (Retd.) | Former Chief Election Commissioner of India 
  4. Mr. Subhash C. Garg, IAS (Retd) | Former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Secretary, Ministry of Power, Govt of India & Executive Director in the World Bank Group 
  5. Lord Adair Turner | Sr. Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Sr. Fellow & Grantee, INET & Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority, UK 
  6. The Rt. Hon. Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone, PC | Founder & Chairman, The Caparo Group Plc., UK 
  7. Mr. Sandip Somany | Vice Chairman & MD, HSIL Limited & President, FICCI -Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry 
  8. Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL | Founder & Chairman, Cobra Beer & Vice President, The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), UK 
  9. Dr. Rajesh Rajora, IAS | Principal Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Investment Promotion, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India 
  10. Mr. Gaurav Gupta, IAS | Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, India 
  11. Mr. R. Madhavan | Chairman & MD, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), India 
  12. Mr. Pankaj Munjal | Chairman & MD, Hero Cycles Ltd., India 
  13. Mr. Vir Advani | Vice Chairman & MD, Blue Star Limited, India 
  14. Dr. Tayeb Kamali | Chairman, IOD India, UAE Chapter, Director General, Education and Training Development, Ministry of Interior, UAE 
  15. Mr. Atul Temurnikar | Co-Founder & Chairman, GIIS Singapore 
  16. Mr. Eugene Mayne | Founder & Group CEO, Tristar Group., UAE 
  17. Mr. Arun Kumar Ray, IPS | Deputy Chairman, Tea Board of India 
  18. Mr. Paul George | Executive Director - Corporate Governance and Reporting, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), UK 
  19. Mr. Vindi Banga | Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice; Chairman, Marie Curie; Senior Independent Director, GlaxoSmithKline plc, UK 
  20. Mr. Biswajit Roy | Director on the Board (Human Resource & Business Dev), Oil India Limited 
  21. Ms. Feryal Ahmadi | Chief Operating Officer, DMCC, UAE 
  22. Mr. James Tucker | Global Chief Operating Officer, Dynamatic Oldland Aerospace Managing Director, Aerospace Division, Dynamatic Limited, UK
  23. Mr. James Stewart | Vice Chair-Head of Brexit and Industrial Strategy, KPMG UK 
  24. Mr. Edward Bickham | Senior Advisor, World Gold Council, UK 
  25. Dr. Shailendra Chouksey | Whole-time Director, JK Lakshmi Cement Limited, India 
  26. Mr. Iain Wright FCA | Director of Corporate and Industrial Strategy, ICAEW &former Minister, Govt. of UK 
  27. Mr. V. S. Parthasarathy | Group CFO, Group CIO & Member of Group Executive Board, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India 
  28. Mr. Mark Millar | Vice President, ACCA-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK 
  29. Mr. John Reade | Chief Market Strategist and Head of Research, World Gold Council, UK 
  30. Dr. (Ms.) Nina Skorupska CBE FEI | Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy Association, UK 
  31. Mr. Rohit Misra | Managing Director, Starkey Labs India Pvt. Ltd. (Starkey Laboratories, USA) 
  32. Ms. Denise Wilson OBE | Chief Executive, The Hampton-Alexander Review, FTSE Women Leaders, UK 
  33. Mr. Michael Lewis | Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK plc 
  34. Ms. Sandrine Roseberg | Managing Partner-CEO & Board Practice, Heidrick & Struggles Inc., UK 
  35. Mr. Andrew Roscoe | Member of the Board, EgonZehnder, UK 
  36. Ms. Aruna Radhakeesoon | Executive Director, Roger's Group, & Chairman, National Corporate Governance Committee, Mauritius 
  37. Mr. Vinai Kumar Saxena | Chairman, Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Govt of India 
  38. Mr. Ron Chandiramani | Promoter and Group President, Al Midas International Group, UAE 
  39. Ms. Elsa Palanza | Managing Director-Global Head of Sustainability & Citizenship, Barclays plc, UK 
  40. Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem | Sr. Director- Sustainability, Operational & Business Excellence, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC, UAE 
  41. Mr. James F. Reda | Managing Director & Executive Compensation Service Line Leader,Gallagher HRCC, USA 
  42. Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas | Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee, United Learning, UK and President, Institute of Management Services, UK 
  43. Mr. Philip Bouverat | Director, J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited (JCB), UK
  44.   Ms. Maggie McGhee | Executive Director, Governance, and Director, Professional Insights, ACCA , UK 
  45. Mr. Mark Hurley | Country Head - UK/Ireland, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S 
  46. Mr. Kersi P. Porbunderwalla | President & CEO, The EUGDPR Institute, and Secretary-General, Copenhagen Compliance, Denmark 
  47. Mr. Alain Mulder | Director European Operations,Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Netherlands 
  48. Mr. Iain Anderson | Executive Chairman, Cicero Group, Non-Executive Director, Innovate Finance, UK 
  49. Mr. Malay Patel | Independent Director, HDFC Bank Ltd., India 
  50. Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE | FREng, FIET, FICE, FIOM3, FCIOB, HonFIStructE, HonFCABE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster, UK
  51.   Mr. Paul Crewe | Executive Director & Chief Sustainability Officer, Anthesis Group, UK 
  52. Dr. (Ms.) Ilse Ennsfellner | Chair & Certified Management Consultant, Ennsfellner Consulting, Austria 
  53. Mr. Luke Manning | Global Head- Sustainability and Strategic Initiatives, Refinitiv, UK 
  54. Dr. Keith Smith | DBA, MBA, MSc, CFIRM,Member, Audit & Risk Committee, Institute of Risk Management, UK..... among others. 
The Baroness Verma, Global Chairperson, Advisory Council, Institute of Directors, India and Chair of EU External Affairs Sub-Committee is the Convention Chair.
Apart from Business networking and collaborations, this annual Global Convention in London will give greater insight into sound corporate governance and Boardroom strategy for Sustainability and also shall facilitate the exchange of many innovative ideas and roadmap for accelerating Board Effectiveness. 

IOD's 'Masterclass for Directors' leading to 'Certified Corporate Directorship' training programme has now reached Batch No. 251 st. 
IOD's trained Board Members | IOD Alumni (over 5000) can be seen on : 

The programmes are regularly conducted in most metro cities. The forthcoming schedule is as under: 

Batch No. City Date** 
251 st Pune         08-10 November 2019** 
252 nd Ahmedabad 22-24 November 2019** 
253 rd Hyderabad 22-24 November 2019** 
254 th Bengaluru 22-24 November 2019** 
255 th New Delhi 06-08 December 2019** 
256 th Mumbai         06-08 December 2019** (Exclusively for Women) 
257 th Kochi         11-13 December 2019** 
258 th Mumbai         10-12 January 2020** 
259 th Chennai         31 January - 02 February 2020** 
**Non-Residential Programme 

Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India have not only won wide acceptance among businesses & industry, but have achieved much recognition and patronage amongst peers both nationally and now globally. To create intra-sector competitiveness, Golden Peacock Awards are considered separately under various Business Sectors and Sub-Sectors. The Award winners are eligible to use the Golden Peacock Awards logo, with year, on all printed and promotional materials, which showcases to all its customers and suppliers the highest accolade received by the organization. The whole selection process is kept strictly confidential. 

Currently,  Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat  is inviting applications, for the following annual Institutional Awards for the year 2019, from corporates/industries, including multinationals, SMEs, public, private and Government enterprises: 

Awards Last Date for Submission of completed application
1. Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Ethics                       November 15, 2019 
2. Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management                      November 15, 2019 
2. Golden Peacock Innovation Management Award                 November 15, 2019 

The Guidelines-cum-Application Form for these Awards can be downloaded from In case, you are unable to download any of these, please email us at, for emailing the same to you.