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Corporate governance masterclass

Stepping ahead on a journey towards governance maturity to create value beyond compliance

11 March 2019, 8:30AM - 4:00PM, GST


Course overview

The objective of this course is to help you equip yourself with the skills to introduce a good governance culture within your organization. You will receive a distinct perspective into the Code of Corporate Governance, including guidance on how to implement the code within your organization.

The course will capture insights from local as well as global corporate governance practices and teach the essential aspects which every government program should have. By analyzing various case studies, we will demonstrate that an effective corporate governance can contribute to the success of any organization.

Who should attend

This course is primarily designed for business professionals who are responsible for developing a culture of good governance in their organizations.

It can be valuable to those whose responsibilities include direct interaction with governing bodies, such as the board and its sub-committees, including shareholders.

The course will also be beneficial to individuals who have an interest in the field of corporate governance or who aspire to become members of a board and/or audit committee.

Although the code is mandatory for all publicly listed companies in Oman, we believe this course can be beneficial to organizations generally seeking to improve their corporate governance.


Participants who attend all sessions will be awarded a KPMG certificate of attendance.

Course fees*

Early bird offer (before 11 February 2019) - OMR310/US$799

Participant fee - OMR350/US$899

*Please note that the fee quoted is exclusive of VAT and the fee for the course shall be increased by the quantum of VAT, as applicable under the law.



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Part one Part two

Introduction to corporate governance
– History of corporate governance
– The global perspective and practices
– Fundamentals of corporate governance
– The Three Lines of Defense (3LoD)

Composition of the board

– Governance structure and hierarchy
– Who can be a director
– Role and responsibilities of directors
– Sub-committees of the board

Authority of the directors
– Overview of the director’s authority
– Strategic oversight and control
– Role of culture in building governance
– Protecting shareholders’ rights
– Disclosure and transparency

Duties and liabilities of directors
– The duty of care
– The duty of loyalty
– Director access to information
– Liabilities of directors
– Claim against directors
– Validity and protection from liability for directors

The company code of ethics
– What is a code of ethics?
– Why adopt a code of ethics?
– How to implement a code of ethics?


The Code of Corporate Governance (Oman)
– Emergence of the Code
– 14 principles of corporate governance
– Practical guidance to achieve compliance

Stakeholder management
– Define and categorize stakeholders
– Stakeholder relationship management
– Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Material corporate transactions
– Extraordinary transactions:
– Classification and valuation
– Approval mechanism
– Disclosure requirements and shareholders’ rights
– Related party transactions
– Identifying related party transactions
– Classification and valuation
– Approval mechanism
– Disclosure requirements and shareholders’ rights
– Invalidation of related party transactions

Performance evaluation of the boards
– Need for the internal / external assessment
– Qualitative and quantitative approach
– Auditing the culture of the board
– Reporting requirements to the Capital Market Authority

Course assessment
– Case studies – lessons learnt from major industry failures