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Institute of Directors, India

Institute of Directors, India

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Since: 05.02.2015

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IOD India: Mission $5 trillion | Launch of Independent Directors Proficiency Test | Jan 2020 edition of Director Today- A Monthly Journal

04.02.2020 Share

Another global leader from Singapore Region Mr. Peter Ong Boon Kwee, Chairman, Enterprise Singapore, Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore & Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Govt. of Singapore joinsIOD Distinguished Fellows family. 

A Special Session on "Mission $5 trillion: Talent, Technology and Transformation" Board's Strategies in challenging Economic Conditions  &  Launch of  One Day Directors' Orientation Programme for  Independent Directors' Proficiency Test  on Tuesday, February 04 th in New Delhi & on Thursday, February 06 in Bengaluru 

IOD, India is the Independent Directors Databank Partner of IICA  Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India 

New Delhi (India): India is the 3rd largest contributor to Global Growth and also third fastest Growth Engine of World GDP. India's growth means growth of the world. 

"Everyone is a stakeholder in this country", as per our Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in an endeavor to involve, initiate action and handover ownership of future of our Indian economy to each and everyone one of our 1.3 billion populace. 

With that strong vision and as a resourceful country, we believe India's $5 trillion Mission, today will have to be backed by the 3T's of the Indian economy, namely, Talent, Technology and Transformation. In India, the boardrooms across sectors and industries ought to be the main thrust points in driving this growth strategically, to achieve this mission despite the current worldwide economic slowdown. 

Directors are critical players. Let us support & contribute. 

Institute of Directors, India jointly with its Strategic Partner - ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is organising a Special Session on " Mission $5 trillion: Talent, Technology, and Transformation - Board Strategies in challenging Economic Conditions " on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 in New Delhi. 
  1. Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal IAS | Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, will deliver a ' Special Address '. 
  2. Ms. Helen Brand OBE | Chief Executive, ACCA, UK will deliver the 'Keynote Address'. 
  3. Mr. Durga Shanker Mishra IAS | Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India will deliver the ' Guest of Honour Address '. 

A similar program has been planned on 06th February in Bengaluru. 

The evening will also witness the launch of IOD's One Day Directors' Orientation Programme for Independent Director's Proficiency Test. Details on 

Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has mandatory requirement, effective from March 01, 2020, that any person willing to be appointed or if already an Independent Director, has to qualify an online proficiency self-assessment test. 

Earlier this month, IOD India organized its 4 th Annual Singapore Global Convention on ‘Corporate Ethics & Risk Management’ in Singapore on January 16-18, 2020. The theme was ‘The Board’s Risk Resilient Strategies’. The famed Golden Peacock Awards for ‘Corporate Ethics’, ‘Risk Management’ and ‘Innovation Management’ were presented to the winners amongst business and industry, both from India & abroad, during the Golden Peacock Awards Nite on January 16, 2020. The Convention was attended by eminent experts, leading industrialists, business leaders & well-known speakers from India and around the world. H.E. Mr Jawed Ashraf, Indian High Commissioner to Singapore delivered the Inaugural Address. Mr. Atul Temurnikar, Chairman of IOD India Singapore Region & Co-Founder and Chairman, GIIS Singapore was the Convention Chairman. This year, IOD Distinguished Fellowship was conferred upon Mr. Peter Ong Boon Kwee, Chairman, Enterprise Singapore, Board Member, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of Singapore. Prof. Andrew K. Rose, Dean, NUS Business School and Macroeconomist, Singapore delivered a Keynote Address. 

Some of the Distinguished guests included H.E. Karan Singh Thakral, Executive Director, Thakral Group of Companies, Singapore and  Singapore’s Ambassador to Denmark, H.E. Fabrice Maurice Ernest Filliez, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Singapore, H.E. (Ms.) Sashikala Premawardhane, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti FCA, Board Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and Independent Director on multiple Boards in India, Ms. Jenny Gu FCCA, President, ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and CEO, Richemont, China, Mr. Arijit Basu, MD - Commercial Clients Group & IT, State Bank of India, Mr. Thomas George Muthoot, MD, Muthoot Capital Services, India, Mr. O. N. Singh, Chairman, Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited, India, Mr. K. V. Rao, Resident Director - ASEAN, TATA Sons, Singapore, Mr. Sivaramakrishnan Ganapathi, MD, Gokaldas Exports Limited, India, Prof. Anil Gaba, The ORPAR Chaired Professor of Risk Management, Academic Director, Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, INSEAD, Singapore, Prof. Lawrence Loh, Director, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Mr. Ong Boon Hwee, Chief Executive Officer, Stewardship Asia Centre, Singapore, Mr. J. C. Laddha, MD, Century Textiles and Industries Limited, India, Mr. Vivek Kumar, Assistant Director-General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) & Board Member, Enterprise Singapore, Mr. Amar Gill, MD and Head-Investment Stewardship (APAC), Black Rock, Hong Kong, Dr. Graham Wilson, Prof. of Leadership & Organization Development, University of Oxford, UK, Dr. Ajit Sapre, Group President, Reliance Industries Limited, India, Mr. Arthur Lang, Chief Executive Officer, Singtel International, Singapore, Mr. Martin Kimmig, Chief Risk Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), China, Mr. Sumit Bali, Chief Executive Officer, IIFL Finance, India, Mr. Shaji John, Director-Power, Neyveli Lignite Corporation, India, Mr. Michael Harrington, Managing Director, Mintz Group, India, Mr. Danny Davis, Executive Director, Australian Institute of Performance Sciences, Australia. et al. 

A detailed report is being covered in February issue of Director Today. 

During the Convention, IOD also signed an MoU with National University of Singapore, NUS Business School, Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations to work more closely and in driving Board Agenda. 


Our next 2 major forthcoming programmes are:      

Also presentation of Golden Peacock Awards for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility (both Global & National) and 'HR Exellence' 
Date & Venue: March 04 - 05, 2020, Mumbai (India) 
Theme: Embedding CSR Mandate into Corporate Business Strategy 

Also presentation of Golden Peacock Awards for ‘Business Excellence’, 'Quality', 'Training' & 'Innovative Product / Service' 
Date & Venue: April 21 - 23, 2020, Dubai (UAE) 
Theme: Visionary Leadership for fostering Creativity, Innovation & Business Excellence 

IOD Membership represents a diverse Business Leaders | Board Members | CEOs | CFOs | CA | CS | Bankers | Consultants and Academicians etc. which provides an unique opportunity for networking and business development to expand their business horizons under one roof. 

Around 100 new Members joined IOD India family, during the last month - Janauary 2020. IOD's Members month wise could be seen on 

Over the last 29 th years, Institute of Directors (IOD), India, which is closely associated with over 31,000 board Members and connection across the globe, has been organising its annual Global Conventions in India | Dubai | Singapore and London focusing on various boardroom issues and also the Global Business Meets by bringing together industry leaders, policy makers and board Members from various parts of the world. IOD is the apex national association of Corporate Directors in India, dealing with their training, updating and networking with other directors and professionals in India and now increasingly worldwide. 

IOD's Masterclass for Directors leading to 'Certified Corporate Directorship' training programme has now reached Batch No 258 th . 

IOD's trained Board Members | IOD Alumni (over 6000) can be seen on: The programmes are regularly conducted in most metro cities. The forthcoming schedule is as under: 

Institute of Directors, India is one of the Partners with IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India for Advocacy, Research & Case Studies, Capacity Building and also in developing the Databank of Independent Directors. Please visit and follow the procedure on

Currently, the Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat is inviting applications, for the following annual Institutional Awards for the year 2020, from Corporates/Industries, including multinationals, SMEs, Public, Private and Government Enterprises of India and abroad: 


National Awards:

The last date for submission of completed applications for the above Awards is February 29 th , 2020

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. The awards will be presented during 2020-Dubai Global Convention, begin held on April 21-23 in Dubai 

I am sharing with you the latest issue of 'Director Today'. It has a number of articles, authored by thought leaders on 'Corporate Governance', Director and Board Development, Board Training etc. We are confident you will find a wealth of information in this issue. 

  • View: & Read online issue of  'Director Today' - January 2020 issue. 
  • View: New IOD MEMBERS during the Month. 
  • ViewNew IOD TRAINED DIRECTORS during the Month under Masterclass for Directors. 
  • View: the SCHEDULE of forthcoming Masterclass for Directors - Now join for 258 th Batch
  • View: IOD HANDBOOKS, available for Directors (Now Order Online on AMAZON). 
  • View: Are you looking for Independent Directors? Online portal for BOARD LEVEL APPOINTMENTS 
  • View: IOD's Board Research & Advisory Services for BOARD EVALUATION and Corporate Governance Compliance. 
  • View: & Read Spotlight on MSMEs
  • View: GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARDS Results announcement for Individual Leaders. 
  • View: GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARDS Results announcement for Institutional Leaders. 
  • View: Winners' Digest: Case Studies of Excellence (Order Online) 
  • View: NOT yet a MEMBER of IOD, India? Join Today and enjoy the exclusive benefits. 

If you want to work on the future of Corporate Governance and also to bring about a silent revolution in the functioning of the Boardroom, please join us in our Mission.