INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

 

Towards a Hybrid Corporate Governance Paradigm

 

26 April 2021, 9 am CET (3hr)

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Towards a Hybrid Corporate Governance Paradigm

In 2020, the world was hit with one of the worst global recessions in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic which saw more than a third of the population come under lockdown. Despite the development of new vaccines, many are still uncertain on what recovery could look like. Early quarter forecasts of 2021 has shown growth trends thanks to the strong actions taken by governments and policy makers to support recovery and mitigate the far-reaching impacts. According to economists, crisis can precede rapid growth with the bounce back of privately held businesses as a sign of recovery.

Effective corporate governance structures and frameworks are paramount in driving business performance and resilience especially in the current disrupted business landscape. Board of directors must understand the strengths and challenges of the different governance practices that are entrenched in the various structural and ownership models in order to provide strategic oversight to define asset acquisitions and investment strategies that would drive long-term value creation aligned to business goals.

What can corporate boards learn from starts-ups and family businesses and how can the latter professionalise their governance for higher growth in the medium to long-term horizon? How would corporate governance models evolve with the paradigm shifts?

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, the thought leadership forum on “Towards a Hybrid Corporate Governance Paradigm” would examine the governance models across public listed and private companies such as family enterprises and start-ups to identify the unique structures and the case for hybrid governance model. Through presentations by INSEAD faculty and panel discussions with our distinguished board chairs and directors, we will uncover some of the leading governance practices and explore the different asset allocation and investment approaches and how business ownership affects and drives these strategies.

Speakers and Panelists

We are in the process of updating the speakers line-up. Do visit this page to get the latest updates.
 

Faculty Speakers

 

Jose Luis Alvarez
Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour
The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy
Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

 

 

Morten Bennedsen
Professor of Economics,
The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise,
Academic Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise,
Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

 

 

Henning Piezunka
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Guest Panelists

 

 

Raja Al Mazrouei
Board Member of Dubai FinTech Ventures and Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade
Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

 

 

Nadia Nardonnet
Board Member of l’Express, Banque Transatlantique and Un Esprit de Famille
Chairman Of The Supervisory Board at SBT │Human(s) Matter
Founder of Transmission Lab

 

 

Louise Nicolin
Board Member at Volati, VBG Group, Enzymatica, Seafire, Optinova, and Atteviks Bil
Chairman of AB Better Business World Wide

 

 

Su-Yen Wong
Board Member of Yoma Strategic Holdings, First Resources, CSE Global, Kemin Industries PeopleStong, CPA Australia and NTUC First Campus
Chairman of Nera Telecommunications and Singapore Institute of Directors
Founder and CEO of Bronze Phoenix

Speaker and Moderator for Fireside Chat

 

Mirjam Staub-Bisang
Head of BlackRock Switzerland
Nember of the EMEA Executive Committee
Senior Advisor to BlackRock Sustainable Investing

 

Massimo Massa
Professor of Finance
The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking
Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

Host

 

Sonia Tatar
Executive Director,
INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre and
INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

Agenda

The agenda is tentative and subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.

Monday, 26 April 2021

Official programme

9:00 - 9:05

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Sonia Tatar, Executive Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre & INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

9:05 - 9:25
Corporate Governance in a Hybrid Paradigm

Jose-Luis Alvarez, Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

9:25 - 10:10
Academic Panel – Professionalizing Governance in Start-ups and Family Enterprises

Morten Bennedsen, Professor of Economics, The André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise, Academic Director, INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund
Henning Piezunka, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

Moderated by Jose-Luis Alvarez, Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

10:10 - 10:15
Stretch Break
10:15 - 11:10
Practitioner Panel – The Evolution Towards Resilient Governance Practices

Raja Al Mazrouei, Board Member of Dubai FinTech Ventures and Al Masraf Arab Bank for Investment & Foreign Trade, Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
Nadia Nardonnet, Board Member of l’Express, Banque Transatlantique and Un Esprit de Famille, Chairman Of The Supervisory Board at SBT │Human(s) Matter and Founder of Transmission Lab
Louise Nicolin, Board Member at Volati, VBG Group, Enzymatica, Seafire, Optinova, and Atteviks Bil, Chairman of AB Better Business World Wide, Senior Consultant, Nicolin Consulting
Su-Yen Wong, Board Member of Yoma Strategic Holdings, First Resources, CSE Global, Kemin Industries PeopleStong, CPA Australia and NTUC First Campus, Chairman of Nera Telecommunications and Singapore Institute of Directors, Founder and CEO of Bronze Phoenix

Moderated by Jose-Luis Alvarez, Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

11:10 - 11:15
Stretch Break
11:15 - 11:45
Fireside Chat – Formulating Asset and Investment Strategies from the boardroom

Mirjam Staub-Bisang, Head of BlackRock Switzerland, member of ExCo EMEA, Senior Advisor BlackRock Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Moderated by Massimo Massa, Professor of Finance, The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking, Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

11:45 - 11:55
Certification Celebration for New INSEAD Certified Directors in Corporate Governance

Jose-Luis Alvarez, Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy, Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

11:55 -12:00
Closing Remarks
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre & INSEAD Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise
 

 

Monday, 26 April 2021

Optional programme

12:15 - 13:30

Introduction to INSEAD Directors' Network and "Dynamic Board work for a Volatile Era"
Invitation to INSEAD Alumni, IDN Members and New Certified Directors of Corporate Governance
(Registration required)
The INSEAD Directors Network invites newly graduates of the IDP as well as current IDN members to join us for an interactive session discussing our experiences on the topics shared. We will introduce IDN, our INSEAD Alumni Global Club, and followed by polls, we will move into breakout rooms and discuss our experience of hybrid corporate governance, and share best practices for us to assess. We will build on the vast diverse experience of different governance situations our members, different ownership forms and jurisdictions, different industries and maturity of companies. The breakout rooms will be facilitated by IDN Board Members and IDN Ambassadors.

 

 

 

Pricing

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC) has been actively engaged in making a distinctive contribution to the knowledge and practice of corporate governance during this pandemic period. In light of the challenging global environment and our aim to achieve greater outreach though sharing of insights, the Centre has decided to open the April edition of the Directors Forum exceptionally as a free-of-charge event to promote engagement with wider audience in the corporate governance field and board directors community to encourage further dialogue. 

The Centre is thankful for your continuous engagement with us and while there is no obligations, we would welcome your support if you wish to make a financial contribution. During the registration process, you can select the amount that you wish to contribute or contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss further on how you can join the INSEAD Corporate Governance community and engage with us to be a driving force towards governance for good.

Pre-reading Materials

Professionalizing the Family Firm (English version) | (Chinese version)
By Morten Bennedsen and Brian Henry, Global Views, Taiwan | 30 Nov 2020
 
 

Practical Information

Technical requirements

Please click here to check in advance that you have the required system and technical configurations to support the webinar which will be hosted on Zoom conference platform.

Webinar access

We encourage you to join the webinar at least 5 minutes before the session begins to ensure that you have a proper connection ready.

Webinar etiquette

To faciliate smooth running of the agenda, we will appreciate your cooperation as we follow these etiquette:

  • During the webinar, everyone will muted and your video is turned-off by default
  • Please use the Q&A tab if you have a questions for the speakers
  • The chat box is disabled
  • ​The webinar is being recorded.

For further technical support, please contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

Recordings, Slide Deck and Q&A Report

Click here to access the playlist with all the recorded videos. 

Part 1 - Corporate Governance in a Hybrid Paradigm

Part 2 - Academic Panel - Professionalizing Governance in Start-ups and Family Enterprises

Access presentation slide deck by Prof. Morten Bennedsen
Access presentation slide desk by Prof. Henning Piezunka
Q&A Report for Academic Panel

Part 3 - Practitioner Panel - The Evolution Towards Resilient Governance Practices

Q&A Report for Practitioner Panel

Part 4 - Fireside Chat – Formulating Asset and Investment Strategies from the boardroom

Q&A Report for FIreside Chat speaker

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