Governance in a Disrupted World

What changing forces are shaping today's governance?

The role of the board is becoming increasingly challenging with the way disruption is shaping the global business climate. The two-day thought-leadership event, 12-13 October 2018, addresses the latest trends, challenges and opportunities shaping today’s volatile corporate governance landscape. Bringing together academic experts, directors, board members and top executives, the forum offers a unique platform for participants to scan the current landscape in corporate governance, discuss and exchange on the crucial role corporate governance plays on businesses and uncover what it takes to be an effective Chair in such environment. 

Be inspired and engaged by our line-up of distinguished speakers and guest panelists who will share their views, experiences and best practices including tackling issues surrounding diversity in boards and sovereignty.

On the first evening, Friday 12 October, we will celebrate the new INSEAD IDP-C Directors who completed the requirements for INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance. The Award Ceremony and dinner will be hosted at the Fontainebleau’s Castle.

The event is open to all former participants of the International Directors Programme and IN-BOARD members.

Please click here to download the participants' list (only those who are accepted to be in the list).

                                               

Programme*

The programme for the forum stretches over two days.
The official programme covers two half-days on Friday, 12 October afternoon and Saturday, 13 October morning with optional programmes and activities organised on Friday morning and Saturday afternoon. We advise all participants to look through the programme carefully before planning your itinerary 

*Note that this is a tentative programme, subject to changes. Be sure to check it regularly for updates.

Friday 12 October 2018

Morning: Optional programme

8:00-9:00 

Ambassador & IDN Board Members Breakfast Meeting 
(by invitation only)
Rotonde -1, Plessis-Mornay Building 
 9:00-11:45
Optional session: Governance Discussions (registration required)
Amphi A, Main Building

This session is open to former participants of the International Directors Programme with the aim to facilitate exchange.  

9:00 - 9:30     Refreshment, Registration and Networking
9:30 - 9:45     Ludo's welcome and Introduction 
9:45 - 11:45   Discussion in groups 

Friday 12 October 2018

Afternoon: Official Programme
12:00-13:00
Registration and Networking Lunch
Amphi A, Main Building
13:00-13:15
Opening Remarks and Welcome: Scanning the Corporate Governance Landscape
Amphi A, Main Building
José Luis Alvarez, Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
Sonia Tatar, Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre (ICGC)
Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and Co-Director of the International Directors Programme
 
13:15-14:30
Managing Disruption at Board and Executive Levels
Amphi A, Main Building

José Santos, Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management

14:30-14:45
Coffee Break
14:45-16:45
Framing Emerging Risks on the Board Agendas - Case Discussion
Reputational, Cyber Technology and Data, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), Business risk
Amphi A, Main Building
Followed by a Panel Discussion, with David P. FrickRamy Houssaini, Dr. Lee HowellSophie J. Lamb and Colin Low
Moderated by Louise Beveridge (IDP-C and IDN board member)
16:45-17:15
Networking Break
17:15-18:15
Keynote Address 
Amphi A, Main Building

Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the INSEAD Board and Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG, MBA alumnus
Barry Callebaut - Forever Chocolate (A) - To Follow the Chair?

Group Photo

19:15-23:00
Award Ceremony of the Certificate in Corporate Governance
and Dinner at Château de Fontainebleau
Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the INSEAD Board and Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG, MBA alumni
Timothy Rowley, Visiting Professor of Strategy
Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and Co-Director of the International Directors Programme

Saturday 13 October 2018

Morning: Official programme
7:45-9:00

 

IDN Board Meeting around Breakfast (by invitation only)
Rotonde, Plessis-Mornay Building
8:00-9:00
The rising force of Shareholder Activism and Governance
Amphi A, Main Building

Caroline Ruellan, CEO Sonj Conseil and President, Cercle des Administrateurs 

 9:00-10:00
Developing Board Chair Effectiveness and Emerging Trends
Amphi A, Main Building
Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise
Veronika Zagieva, Director of Talent Equity Institute
10:00-10:15
Coffee Break
10:15-11:30
Gender in the Boardroom - Why Few Women Sit in the Chairs?
Amphi A, Main Building

Followed by a Panel Discussion with Dirk Luyten, Douglas McAllisterHelen PitcherIrena Prijovic and Floriane de Saint-Pierre
Moderated by Lilia Jolibois, INSEAD Board Member, Theolia S.A. Board Director, and Board Director of a UK and Wales Charity and Company (CARA)

11:30-12:00
Wrap up and Closing
Amphi A, Main Building

Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance and Co-Director of the International Directors Programme

Saturday 13 October 2018

Afternoon: Optional session

12:00-12:30

Lunch bags
12:30-13:15
Annual General Assembly of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN)
Amphi A, Main Building
This session is open to all members of the INSEAD Directors Network
13:15-13:45
IDN Advocate and Connect
Amphi A, Main Building

Mary Francia, IDP-C and IDN board member

13:45-14:00
Coffee Break
14:00-16:45
Optional Workshop 1: Directors as Athletes
Amphi MBA 90D, South Wing
facilitated by Alain Goudsmet, Managing Partner of Mentally Fit Institute
 
Optional Workshop 2: Leadership Presence
Flat room 3 and 4, Plessis-Mornay Building
facilitated by Performance Arts Lab
16:45
End of Programme

Guest of Honour

 

 

Dr. Andreas Jacobs
Chairman of the INSEAD Board
Member of the Board of Jacobs Holding AG
 

 

Speakers & Panelists

 

Ludo Van der Heyden
Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management
The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance 
Co-Director of the International Directors Programme

 

José Luis Alvarez
Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre 
Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership and Organisational Behaviour

 

Sonia Tatar
Executive Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre 

 

José Santos
Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management 

 

Louise Beveridge
Comité de Direction, Econocom
Independent Board Director 

 

David P. Frick
Member of the Executive Board, Nestlé S.A.
 

 
 

Ramy Houssaini
Chief Cyber & Technology Risk Officer
Group Data Protection Officer, BNP Paribas

 
 

Lee Howell
Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum

 
 
 

 

Sophie J. Lamb QC
Partner, Latham & Watkins

 

Colin Low
Chairman, Singapore Investment Development Corporation (SIDC)

 

Timothy Rowley
Visiting Professor of Strategy

 

Caroline Ruellan
CEO, Sonj Conseil
President, Cercle des Administrateurs

 

Stanislav Shekshnia
Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

 

Veronika Zagieva
Director, Talent Equity Institute

Lilia Jolibois
Board Director, INSEAD Foundation
Board Director, Futuren Group S.A., France (EDF EN) 
Board Director, SCR Sibelco, Belgium
Board Director and Trustee, CARA, UK ("The Times Higher Education Charity of the Year")

 
 
 
 
 

 

Dirk Luyten
Chairman, Board of United Fund for Belgium
Managing Director, Levante Capital Management

 
 

Douglas McAllister
Senior Client Partner London, Korn Ferry
CEO and Board Services UK

 
 

Helen Pitcher
Chairman, Advanced Boardroom Excellence Ltd.
Chairman, Pladis and Board member, CIPD
Chairman, KidsOut

 

 

Irena Prijovic
Chair, European Confederation of Directors' Associations Board

 
 

Floriane de Saint-Pierre
Founder and President, Ethics & Boards

 
 

Mary Francia
Managing Director, Serowires

 
 

Alain Goudsmet
Managing Partner, the Mentally Fit Institute
 

Fees

Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to Certified Directors of the International Directors Programme (IDP-C).

12-13 October 2018

  • New Certified Directors from the INSEAD International Directors Programme (IDP-C) expecting to receive certificate on 12 October
  • New Certified Directors from the INSEAD Modern Governance in Banking Programme (MGB-C) expecting to receive certificate on 12 October 
  • INSEAD Directors Network (IDN): Ambassadors and Committee Members
Free       
  • IDP-Cs: Certified Directors from the INSEAD International Directors Programme 
EUR 600    
  • IDPs not certified: Former participants of the INSEAD International Directors Programme 
EUR 800
  • Other governance programmes
EUR 800
  •  Register one guest for the dinner (adult only) 
EUR 180
  • Optional Session: Governance breakfast meeting
    on Friday 12 October 2018 morning (9:00 - 11:45)
Included
  • Optional Workshop 1: "Directors as Athletes" by Alain Goudsmet
    on Saturday 13 October 2018 afternoon (14:00 - 16:45)
Included
  • Optional Workshop 2: "Leadership Presence" by Performance Arts Lab
    on Saturday 13 October 2018 afternoon (14:00 - 16:45)
Included

Accommodation

Limited number of rooms have been pre-reserved for this event from Friday 12 October to Saturday 13 October 2018.

In order to secure your booking, please complete and return the Accommodation Booking Form to HOTELRESA.fb@insead.edu before Monday 3 September 2018. After this date, we cannot guarantee availability of those rooms.

For those arriving earlier for the Innovation and Growth Programme, please contact Cécile Vidal at cecile.vidal@insead.edu

Practical information

The INSEAD Directors Forum will take place at:

INSEAD Europe Campus
Boulevard de Constance
77300 Fontainebleau
France 

  Dress code

The dress code is business casual for the forum and smart casual for the award dinner.

  Dietary requirements

If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, please inform us in advance or during your registration on Eventbrite, so that we can accommodate your needs as best as possible.

  Taxi

Should you wish to reserve a taxi for your ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE, please do it online and contact the ResaTaxiPro. All cars are equipped with credit card terminals (American Express® / Eurocard- Mastercard® / Visa International®).

Find out more on getting to INSEAD Europe Campus (airports, train stations…).

  Media, filming and photography

Please be aware that some of the sessions will be filmed. INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this event. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the event in our print and digital marketing collateral. Participants who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise us prior to the conference and various events.

Governance Discussions Session
Registration required
 

Topic 1
Understand & manage technology impact on strategy and business models
Facilitated by Mary Francia
  • In today’s digital economy, the impact of technology in strategy execution requires a close link to operational risk as much as to talent, portfolio, revenues, and account management – it touches all aspects of the business.  Does it require a closer board oversight?   
  • For the past 18 years, companies have spent a good % of budgets and CAPEX converting analog data to digital – the last years were setting up digital platforms to capture consumer data, technology platforms are key to reach consumers and ensure the offerings translate to what consumers need – and the business models align.
  • With Artificial Intelligence (AI) we have the opportunity with the data and technology platforms to optimize our consumer knowledge – in real time bring it to the portfolio, offerings, investments, and hopefully extend or renew the company relevancy in the market. 
  • What can the board do to understand and manage the impact of technology to the strategy and business models? 
  • Should we? At what level?
  • If yes, what should we learn? In what format? How often? 
 
 
Topic 2
Assess & oversee cyber resilience from the board
Facilitated by Dominic Nixon
"These are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be."
Robert Mueller, FBI Director (2012)
 
What is Cyber Risk ?
  • Board Responsibilities defined
  • Access to Expertise
  • Social Media Risk
 
Topic 3      
Oversee culture, talent, pipeline & succession in time of innovation & transformation
Facilitated by Helen Pitcher

The oversight of culture, talent, pipeline & succession, as seen through the withering lens of innovation and transformation, should stimulate and leverage a Board’s wisdom and insight, providing a truly critical thinking challenge.
We can see more clearly into the structured elements of talent management, pipeline diversity and executive succession, with a sense of getting from a known place to a future space.
As we wrap these three elements in a cloak of culture, the picture starts to blur; from an unclear current culture? to what future cultural landscape?
As we pierce these four constructs with the arrows of innovation and transformation, the role of the Board becomes a much more strategic partnership with the executive team, seeking to create an agile business on a journey where the strategic antenna are fully engaged.

 
Topic 4      
Align risk management with strategy & operating performance but also with reward & remuneration
Facilitated by Susana Gomez-Smith

As the ultimate steward of value and overseer of risk, the board must grasp the relationship between strategy and risk and assist management, in gaining that understanding but also in putting it to practical use. The Board must also ensure that remuneration policies/practices are consistent with and promote sound and effective risk management and in line with the business strategy.

  • Why should the Board consider and discuss strategy and risk appetite in tandem? How to do it in practice?
  • What can the board do to drive greater awareness of the risks to the strategy throughout the organization?
  • “Remuneration forms part of the culture and governance priority as set out in our Business Plan. As a key driver of behaviour, remuneration of senior and risk taking staff is an important area of focus for the FCA in order to ensure that risk and reward are aligned in firms that we regulate through our Remuneration Codes (the Codes). Whilst our remuneration rules only apply to specific groups of firms, remuneration is a key driver of behaviour for all firms and individuals. Implementing appropriate remuneration policies and practices helps to ensure appropriate outcomes and reduces the likelihood of harm from occurring“
    Financial Conduct Authority, Remuneration Codes

    How can Boards satisfy themselves that firms remuneration practices lead to appropriate outcomes and risk and reward are aligned?

Pre-readings:
Strategic Risk Management: A Primer for Directors, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
The UK Corporate Code, Financial Reporting Council (from page 16)

 
 
Topic 5        
Balance short & long term focus on innovation & capital allocation
Facilitated by Christopher de Mattos 
  • What would you do differently if you were managing your business with a one-year view vs a ten-year view?
  • What incentives would induce executives to favour short or long-term activities?
  • How do these incentives affect listed companies and what evidence do stock markets offer?
  • Are the incentives different for private companies?
  • If the incentives are different, which environment produces more innovative companies?
  • How can capital allocation be improved to support innovation and the long-term health of a business?

Pre-reading:
Don’t Blame Stock Markets for Peril of Short-Termism, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

 
Topic 6
Anticipate & manage for geopolitical, trade, corporate governance codes & regulators changes
Facilitated by Cleopatra Kitti
  • Anticipate: define, measurement, audit
  • Proactive VS Reactive: crisis management, response mechanism, measurement and evaluation
  • What does this mean for the Board? (perspective, information, connecting the dots, risk measurement, scenario planning, regular review)
Pre-reading:
Measuring Geopolitical Risk, Dario Caldara and Matteo Iacoviello
 
 
Topic 7
Balance governance of disruption & long term value creation for stakeholders
Facilitated by Liselotte Engstam

Less than 60 companies remain since first identifying the list of the largest companies in the world the, Fortune 500  the first time 1955. Their lifespan has shrunk from 75 years to under 15 years.

  • How do we balance and reimagine our companies for the future, to cope with the increasing speed of change and disruption?
  • What is the role of the board?
  • What is the responsibility of investors? 
  • What experiences do we have from our board work?
  • What experiences do we have from handling investor communication? 

Pre-reading:
Long-term Boards in a Short-term World, FCLTGlobal

 
Topic 8 
Accelerate board effectiveness through composition, committee structure, processes, tools & assessments
Facilitated by Thomas Seale

The purpose of this governance discussion will be to share experiences of best (or worst) practices based on your personal experience. Please read this excerpt from the Harvard Business School and come to the session with a single experience that you would like to share in order to contribute to a group learning experience.

Presentations 

We hope that you had an enriching and memorable experience at the Forum and enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with your friends from the IDP!

Please click here to download all the IDF presentations

 
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Boulevard de Constance
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex 
France

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