INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre


INSEAD Directors Forum 2019
25-26 February, Asia Campus
Governance in the era of regulatory and geopolitical shifts
Navigating the risks and opportunities in a volatile world

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre marks its thought leadership journey again this February by hosting the 13th edition of its Directors Forum on the Asia campus. The theme of the forum builds on the continuous debates addressing the risks and opportunities arising from evolving regulatory and geopolitcal shifts.

Stay tuned for more information coming your way.

Past events


Watch the video as we bring to you snapshots and highlights from our recent INSEAD Directors Forum.


INSEAD Directors Forum 
Fontainebleau, 12-13 October 2018

The IDF on the theme - Governance in a Disrupted World, brought together academic experts, board directors and top executives for a time of thought-provoking discussion on how the current corporate governance landscape is evolving under the pressure of disruptive forces such as cybersecurity, environmental, social and governance (ESG) expectations, geopolitical shifts and shareholder activism.

Engaging participants though stimulating plenary and panel discussions, the Forum addressedboard Chair effectiveness and gender balance strategies in the boardroom.

Presiding the Award Ceremony as the Keynote speaker was Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chair of the INSEAD Board and member of the board of Jacobs Holding AG who shared a motivating speech on his governance journey in his family business and balancing business sustainability with impact for the society. 

Click here to access the presentation materials and photo gallery

Visit the IDF website >

ICGC Governance Visit
Australia and New Zealand, 29 October-2 November 2018

To announce the launch of new International Directors Programme (IDP) Asia edition in 2019 with Module 2 delivered in Sydney, Professor Ludo Van der Heyden conducted talks for our partner, Women on Boards and shared governance insights with Australian Institute of Company Directors, INSEAD Alumni Association, INSEAD Directors' Network, MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Institute of Directors New Zealand, bringing our global expertise to local markets.

Find out more about the IDP >

IDN Governance Events 
Cyprus, 24-25 October 2018

INSEAD Directors' Network (IDN) in collaboration with the Embassy of France, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cyprus Integrity Forum, PwC and Antoniou McCollum & Co., invited Professor Jaap Winter, Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD to address topics on business ethics, morality and implication on board work. 

Valore D In the Boardroom
Milan, 16 October 2018

Professor Ludo Van der Heyden was invited was the keynote speaker at the "Valore D In the Boardroom" event held Palazzo Cusani in Milan where where he addressed the topic on "Ownerhip in Governance with focus on family businesses". A panel with one Private Equity Fund Partner, one CEO and one Entrepreneur family member was formed to generate a lively and dynamic discussion after Ludo's presentation. The event was very successful and well attended with close to 80 people, mainly Directors but also entrepreneurs and C-suite Executives. 

Governance meeting in Greece
Athens, 23-24 May 2018

A series of events followed by a celebration ceremony for participants who completed the Modern Governance in Banking programme and obtained INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governace were held at Athens, in collaboration with the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Piraeus Bank and INSEAD Directors' Network.  Distinguished speakers, including Professor Ludo Van der Heyden, presented a seminar on "Value Creation through Effective Governance".

SID Masterclass on "Anticipating Risk and Precaution at the Board Level"
Singapore, 24 April 2018

Professor Marc Le Menestrel conducted a masterclass for ICGC partner, Singapore Institute of Directors on the topic "Anticipating Risk and Precaution at the Board Level" which challenges board directors to re-evaluate their own assumptions by carefully combining rational analysis and subjective warning signals. 

Governance meeting in The Netherlands
Amsterdam, 19 April 2018

Professors Ludo Van der Heyden and Jaap Winter presented their concept paper on "What place for humanity in Business 4.0?" which stimulated thought-provoking discussions and insights to best practices. Distinguished guest speakers were invited to share their journey in  

Academy of Administrators Conference
Lausanne, 10 April 2018

At the invitation of the Académie des Administrateurs (ACAD), Switzerland, INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden delivered a conference titled "How can I better chair my Board Directors?" to an audience comprising presidents, vice-presidents, chair person and board directors where he presented the methodology of applying fair process in the development of board directors. 


Board chair report launch event
London, 14 March 2018

Led by INSEAD Professor Stanislav Shekshnia, the event organised in collaboration with INSEAD Directors Network and corporate sponsor and host, KPMG saw a turnout of more than 50 attendees. The event featured key insights from Prof. Shekshnia's board chair report and thought-provoking panel discussion. 

INSEAD Directors' Network


Launched in October 2014, the INSEAD Directors' Network (IDN) is an offshoot of the INSEAD International Directors’ Programme (IDP). The idea for a network was promoted by alumni who had completed the programme and its certification and who wished to come together to promote good governance across the globe.The network supports INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Centre's activities in terms of education, research and outreach. 

Members of IDN are invited for webinars, networking events and dinners in major cities and have access to board search services through the Advocate and Connect Board Search Initiative.

Visit the IDN blog to find out more about the network and upcoming events.




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