10 February 2020, New Delhi and 20 February 2020, Mumbai
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) is organising Directors’ Connect, to discuss topical issues which are ‘top-of-mind’ for the Board of Directors on Monday, 10 February, 2020 in New Delhi and on Thursday, 20 February 2020 in Mumbai. We plan to host discussions on the following key topics, across both locations:
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22 May, 2019 | Mumbai
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (BLC) organised a roundtable on ‘Managing digital risks: Digital disruption and Cybersecurity issues for Board to consider’. The session witnessed participation from independent directors and partners from KPMG.
Every organisation is undertaking Digital transformation initiatives, and with this, cybersecurity is emerging as one of the top three risks for majority of the companies. The topics discussed at this roundtable included:
Key directors who attended the event, and prominent companies on whose boards they serve, are as follows:
Bharat Raut: Bharti Infratel Limited, Bharti AXA General Insurance Co. Ltd., IDFC AMC,Trustee Company Limited, Bharti AXA Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Brinda Jagirdar: Capital First Ltd., IDFC Bank Ltd., Rane Engine Valve Ltd., Continental Warehousing (Nhava Seva) Corporation Ltd.
Jyotin Mehta: Suryoday Small Finance Bank Ltd., ICICI Prudential Trust Ltd., Linde India Ltd., ASK Financial Holdings Pvt. Ltd., ASK Property Investment Advsiors Pvt. Ltd., Majesco Software and Solutions India Pvt. Ltd., Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd.
Milind Sarwate: Increate Value Advisors LLP, 3D PLM Software Solutions Ltd., House of Anita Dongre Ltd., Mindtree Ltd., International Paper APPM Ltd., Matrimony.com Ltd., Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
TP Ostwal: TP Ostwal & Associates, Polycab India Ltd., JP Morgan Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd, Oberoi Realty Ltd, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) and WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) organises a roundtable discussion
Date: 17 December, 2018
Location: KPMG in India’s office, Gurugram
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) along with WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) is organising a discussion on 17th December 2018. The briefing will be led by Mr. Arun Duggal, Co-founder – Women on Corporate Boards Mentorship Program and Independent Director on multiple boards on “Effective board members”. The briefing will be followed by a session on “What boards look for in independent directors” by Ms. Ritu Kochhar, Co-Chair WCD and Leader, Board Recruitment and CEO Search, Financial Services and Private Equity practice, Spencer Stuart in India.
13 September, 2018 I New Delhi
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) is organising a Directors’ Connect on Thursday, 13 September, 2018 in New Delhi. We plan to host discussions on the following key topics:
Key external speakers for the event include:
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Roundtable discussion on ‘Governance for start-ups: Boards for sustainable growth’ – Delhi
Date: 20 February 2018
Location: KPMG in India’s office, Gurugram
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) along with WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) organised a roundtable discussion on ‘Governance for start-ups: Boards for sustainable growth’ with Meena Ganesh (MD and CEO of Portea Medical Pvt. Ltd. and on the Board of multiple companies) and Geeta Mathur (Co-chair, WCD and on the Board of multiple companies) as speakers. This was followed by a session on ‘Emerging tax landscape’ by Nandita Tripathi (Partner, Deal Advisory- Tax, KPMG in India). Over 25 leading corporate Directors attended the event. The briefings were highly interactive and were appreciated by all participants.
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India)- Directors’ Connect Mumbai
Date: 05 December, 2017
Location: Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai
KPMG Board Leadership Center (India) organised the Directors’ Connect at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai on Tuesday, 05 December 2017 with insightful sessions on recent reforms in corporate governance in India with marquee industry Directors as speakers and over 40 leading corporate Directors as participants.
The programme began with a welcome address by Pankaj Arora (Partner, Governance Risk and Compliance Services, KPMG in India) followed by a fireside chat on the key takeaways from the SEBI Corporate Governance Committee report for enhancing the standards of corporate governance for listed companies in India between Arun Kumar (Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India and Member, SEBI Corporate Governance Committee) and Sai Venkateswaran (Partner and Head, Accounting and Advisory Services, KPMG in India). This was followed by a panel discussion on Decoding the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, 2016- A Director’s perspective with Shailesh Haribhakti (Chairman, Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd., Non-Executive Chairman, L&T Finance Holdings Ltd. and Board member of Blue Star Ltd., IDBI Capital Markets and Securities Ltd., ACC Ltd., Ambuja Cements Ltd., Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd., BDO Consulting Pvt. Ltd.), Shardul Shroff (Executive Chairman, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Board member of Eris Lifesciences Ltd., Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.), and H. R. Khan (Senior Advisor, KPMG in India, former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India) as panelists and Manish Aggarwal (Partner and Head, Resolutions, Special Situation Group, KPMG in India) as the moderator.
The event also had a discussion on Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity and machine learning – A digital director with Akhilesh Tuteja (Partner and Head, Risk Consulting, KPMG in India and Co-leader, Cybersecurity, KPMG International) and Kalpana B (Partner and Head, Robotics and Cognitive Automation, Management Consulting, KPMG in India) as panelists and Pankaj Arora (Partner, Governance Risk and Compliance Services, KPMG in India) as moderator. Pradeep Udhas (Office Managing Partner– Mumbai, KPMG in India) concluded the event with the closing remarks.
The event was well covered in the press and social media.
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India)- Directors’ Connect
Date: 12 October 2017
Location: Trident Hotel, Gurugram
KPMG’s Board Leadership Center (India) organised ’Directors’ Connect 2017’ at Trident Hotel, Gurugram on Thursday, 12 October 2017 with insightful sessions on recent reforms in corporate governance in India, with marquee industry Directors as speakers and over 45 leading corporate Directors as participants. Anil Rai Gupta, Chairman & MD, Havells India Limited shared his perspective and insights on corporate governance in context to family owned business in conversation with Pankaj Arora, Partner, Governance Risk and Compliance Services, KPMG in India. The recommendations of recently setup SEBI Committee for improving the standards of corporate governance for listed companies in India was discussed in a fireside chat between Arun Kumar, Chairman and CEO, KPMG in India and Member, SEBI Corporate Governance Committee and Sai Venkateswaran, Partner and Head, Accounting and Advisory Services, KPMG in India. This was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Decoding the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, 2016- A Director’s perspective’ with Percival Billimoria, Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Sumant Batra, Managing Partner, Kesar Dass B. & Associates, Anil Khandelwal, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Markets, KPMG in India, and Board member of J. M. Financial Asset Reconstruction Company Pvt. Ltd. and Anuj Jain, Insolvency Resolution expert, Jaypee Infratech Ltd. as panelists and Nitin Atroley, Office Managing Partner- Delhi NCR, KPMG in India as moderator. Mritunjay Kapur, Partner and National Head, Strategy and Markets, Leader – Technology, Media, Telecom, KPMG in India presented the key findings of KPMG’s annual survey, titled, ’CEO Outlook Survey 2017- Disrupt and grow’. Akhilesh Tuteja, Partner and Head, Risk Consulting, KPMG in India and Co-leader- Global Cybersecurity delivered the closing remarks. The event was well covered in the press and social medial.
Launch of ‘Towards gender balanced boards’ – Delhi chapter
Date: 10 July, 2017
Location: KPMG in India’s office in Gurugram
We hosted a discussion on ‘Setting the board Agenda’ led by Ireena Vittal (Independent Director on multiple Boards) and Geeta Mathur (Co-Chair WCD Delhi and Independent Director on multiple Boards). Following which we launched our report, titled, ‘Towards gender balanced Boards’. The report assesses the progress and key challenges companies faced in identifying, appointing, inducting and integrating right women candidates on the Board. The launch was followed by a session on ‘Succession planning and responsibility of Board in nurturing talent’ led by Vishalli Dongrie, Partner and Head, People and Change, KPMG in India.
Launch of ‘Towards gender balanced boards’ – Mumbai chapter
The event began with a key note address by Naina Lal Kidwai, Independent Director on multiple Boards, on ‘Breaking the boardroom glass ceiling’. This was followed by release of our report, titled, ‘Towards gender balanced Boards’. The report assesses the progress and key challenges companies faced in identifying, appointing, inducting and integrating right women candidates on Board. We also hosted a panel discussion on ‘Boardroom diversity’ with eminent panelists, Arun Nanda, Indu Shahani, Manisha Girotra, and Zia Mody.
Date: 30 March, 2017
Location: Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Directors’ CollectiveTM - 2016 EXECUTIVE BRIEFING
This half-day event, exclusively for directors and CEOs, focused on ‘Understanding the behaviours that drive board effectiveness’. Key areas of focus included:
Trends and changes in the expectations of corporate boards by global institutional investors
Important behavioural and cultural attributes of effective boards and its directors
The event also included a panel discussion on the board evaluation process that can be adapted to meet Indian regulations in letter and in spirit.
Date: 16 November 2016 and 18 November 2016
Location: Leela Ambience, Gurgaon and Hotel Four Seasons, Moses Road,
Launch of the Board Leadership Center
The launch event began with a key note address by KPMG in India’s CEO, Richard Rekhy discussing how boards can be a strategic asset. This was followed by two panel sessions on the value of diversity on the board and imperatives of a high-performing board. Speakers on this eminent panel included Naina Lal Kidwai, G N Bajpai, Kiran Karnik, Anita Ramachandran, Manisha Girotra, Rama Bijapurkar and Shailesh Haribhakthi
Date: 5 October 2016
Location: Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri - New Delhi
Launch of the Directors’ CollectiveTM
The launch event included three half day events, exclusively for directors and CEOs. As part of the launch, KPMG in India released a publication titled ’Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices’, which seeks to provide guidance on several legal and regulatory standards applicable to corporate boards.
The programme included a well-structured panel discussion on aspects covered in the jointly developed handbook by the partners in the Collective.
Date: 18–20 January 2016
Location: Mumbai and New Delhi
Effective Board Strategies for Good Corporate Governance in Public Enterprises
The scope of responsibilities of directors has expanded significantly, owing to current regulations. At Public Sectors Enterprises (PSEs) this expanded scope proves to be more onerous due to multiple stakeholders with often differing agendas, obligation to further national interests sometimes at the cost of profitability and greater public scrutiny. Given this background, the KPMG Governance Institute and Association of Independent Directors of India (AIDI) conducted a workshop, especially for directors of PSEs, to help them keep pace with this transformation, while working towards enhancing board effectiveness. The full-day programme included discussions on various topics such as the board’s role in strategy and governance, risk and compliance oversight, directors’ liabilities, fraud and vigilance, and cyber security.
Speakers for the programme included CMDs of public sector companies, ex-regulators and KPMG in India’s subject matter experts.
Date: 24 February 2016
Location: The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave - New Delhi
Directors’ CollectiveTM – Risk, compliance and cybersecurity
The programme consisting of sessions and panel discussions, led to delving into the following key themes:
Key risks that worry global boards - Jitendra Sharma (Global Leader, Risk Consulting, KPMG in U.S.), Pablo Bernad, (EMA Head, Risk Consulting, KPMG in Spain) and Mritunjay Kapur (Partner and Head, Risk Consulting, KPMG in India) provided a thought-provoking new take on addressing the risk, compliance and governance dilemma.
CEO’s address – Richard Rekhy (CEO, KPMG in India) opined on how businesses can thrive by constantly reinventing themselves and improving their corporate governance mechanisms by setting the right tone at the top as well as how the government can reduce the compliance burden on the companies, thereby making India a better place for doing business.
Board’s oversight on cybersecurity- Malcolm Marshall, Global Head of Cybersecurity , KPMG in UK presented his view on what boards should do to address the issues of cybersecurity.
CEO Challenge® 2016 Survey – Nick Sutcliffe, Managing Director, The Conference Board, presented the findings of the 2016 report and analysis of the top strategies cited by CEOs to meet key business challenges.
Date : 29–31 March 2016
Location: Mumbai and New Delhi
Women on board
KPMG was the knowledge partner of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) for their ‘Women on Board’ programme, a pan India initiative.
The speakers familiarised women directors on the roles, responsibilities and liabilities of the boards as per the new Companies Act. In addition, a tenured director shared his/her experiences on how to become an effective director and factors contributing to effectiveness of individual directors.
Kolkata - 29 November 2016
Mumbai - 27 September 2016
Chennai - 21 September 2016
Bengaluru - 30 August 2016
Ahmedabad - 23 February 2016
New Delhi - 16 February 2016
Chennai - 11 January 2016