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INSEAD Directors Forum - Pivoting the Governance Paradigm

27 - 28 Oct '23

INSEAD Directors Forum - Pivoting the Governance Paradigm

INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau
INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau
Open to: By Invitation Only
27 - 28 Oct '23

INSEAD Directors Forum - Pivoting the Governance Paradigm

INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau
INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau
Open to: By Invitation Only

Overview

Pivoting the Governance Paradigm

Waves of turbulence continue to hit the business landscape from extreme weather shocks, geopolitical tensions, sluggish global economic growth, rising inflation and mounting scrutiny from NGOs, activist shareholders, investors and regulators to account for effective business governance and impact. The speed of change arising from the confluence of such forces are thrusting boards towards transformation for high-performance governance. 

Organised by the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, the flagship INSEAD Directors Forum on the theme “Pivoting the Governance Paradigm” will be taking place on 27-28 October 2023, on INSEAD Europe Campus, Fontainebleau. The focus will be on governance transformation from different perspectives, starting at board level – the need for rigorous process of decision-making, evaluation and renewal to ensure the effectiveness of boards structure and composition, the group dynamics in the boardroom, as well as the competences and leadership attributes that are fit for effective stewardship.

Then we will focus on the board-management relationship and the remuneration systems that motivate desired behaviours, stimulate mindset shift, foster ethical integrity and commitment to achieving short, medium and long-term corporate objectives. 

Finally we will explore the strategy for organisational design that fosters an innovative culture and resilience to create competitive advantage by engaging with the multiplicity of stakeholders and creating value through business internal and external eco-systems. 

Whether you are looking to receiving your INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance or seeking new perspectives on corporate governance strategies and practices, the Forum promises unparalleled opportunities for an enriching time of learning, group work, exchange and networking with peers, academic faculty and experts on campus and special dinner at the Fontainebleau castle to celebrate the Award Ceremony for newly certified directors on Friday evening, 27 October

Leveraging this event, the INSEAD Directors Network will be inviting members of the alumni club to attend its AGM on Saturday morning, 28 October

Register now and be inspired by our curated content delivered by our exciting line-up of speakers through plenary and panel sessions, fireside chat as well as parallel workshops.

Agenda

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

Day One

Friday, 27 October 2023

8:00 - 8:30

Registration
Venue: Upper Gallery, Main Building - Walkway from Main Entrance to Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A)

Welcome Coffee
Venue: Camembert, Main Building

8:30 - 8:45

Opening Remarks by Academic Director of INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre
Annet Aris, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

A Word of Welcome from the Dean of INSEAD 
Francisco Veloso, Dean of INSEAD, Professor of Strategy

Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

8:45 - 8:50

Introduction to Forum Agenda

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

8:50 - 9:35

Keynote Address on Navigating the Global Economic Shifts: Peril or Promise?

Ilian Mihov, Professor of Economics, The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and Business Transformation

9:35 - 10:20

Plenary Session: Tackling the Governance Paradox between Stakeholders’ Demands

Gilbert Ghostine, Chairman of Sandoz, Non-Executive Director of Danone, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts 

10:20 - 10:45

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 - 13:05

Transformational Governance for Effective Performance
Parallel Workshops (40mins x3 with 10 mins interval). Participants to select the workshop they wish to join.

  • Session 1: 10:45 - 11:25
  • Session 2: 11:35 - 12:15
  • Session 3: 12:25 - 13:05

Venues: Amphi Maag (Camembert), Amphi William Soeryadjaya (EuroAsia Centre) & Flatroom HCB (EuroAsia Centre)

Workshop 1: Board Evaluation for Strategic Performance
Led by Erik van de Loo, Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Workshop 2: Remuneration Systems: Time for Reset?
Led by Annet Aris, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

Workshop 3: The Key to Nurturing Effective Chair-CEO Relationship
Led by Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise

13:05 - 14:40

Networking Lunch at the Cercle

14:40 - 15:25

Panel discussion on The Essence of Transformational Board Leadership
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

Hélène Auriol Potier, Independent Non-Executive Board Director of Infosys, Safran S.A., Accor S.A., Randstad N.V. and Oddo BHF S.C.A. and Senior Advisor at Warburg Pincus
Patrick Macdonald, Chair of The Institute of Directors, Arcus FM, Moneypenny, Non-Executive Director of NatureSpace Partnership, and Founding Partner of the School of CEOs
Helen Wiseman, President of INSEAD International Directors Network (IDN), Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Bid Corporation (JSE:BID) Chair, Elixinol Wellness (ASX:EXL), Trustee, SFI Health
Emeka Emuwa, Chairman of Tangerine Financial (U.K.) and Independent Director, Africa Finance Corporation

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

15:25 - 15:55

Group Photo and Coffee Break

15:55 - 16:40

Leading in Uncertainties: Innovation by Design for Organisational Agility

Nathan Furr, Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

16:40 -17:00

Keynote Address
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

Tim Rowley, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre Distinguished Fellow and Co-Director of International Directors Programme

17:00 - 17:30

Certification Award Ceremony for new-to-be certified directors from the INSEAD International Directors Programme
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

17:30 - 19:00

Free time to refresh
By 19:00 to be ready at meeting point Fontainebleau Castle Main Entrance Gate
(Shuttle bus pick up available at 18:45 from Plessis Mornay Building)

19:00 - 19:15

Parcours du Roi at the Fontainebleau Castle (short passage through the King’s apartments)

19:15 - 20:00

Networking Cocktail in the Salle des Colonnes, Fontainebleau Castle

20:00

Dinner in the Galerie des Cerfs, Fontainebleau Castle

22:00

Departure from the Jardin de Diane, Fontainebleau Castle
(Shuttle bus pick up available for drop off at Campus hotels)

 

Day Two

Saturday, 28 October 2023

8:30 - 9:15

INSEAD International Directors' Network (IDN) Presentation and Annual General Meeting
(Open to all members of the IDN alumni club including newly certified directors)
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

Led by Helen Wiseman, President of INSEAD International Directors Network (IDN), Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Bid Corporation (JSE:BID) Chair, Elixinol Wellness (ASX:EXL), Trustee, SFI Health

9:30 - 9:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Reflection on Day One & Introduction to Day Two
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

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

9:40 - 10:15

Dialogue on "Developing highly effective boards – why is best practice not always common practice?"

Jens-Thomas Pietralla, Managing Director & Chairman, Board & CEO Advisory Partners, Russell Reynolds Associates

Facilitated by Annet Aris, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

10:15 - 10:40

Coffee Break

10:40 - 11:35

Group Discussions and Workshops led by INSEAD Directors Network
(Participants can select to join one of the three workshops)

Venue: Plessis Mornay (Amphi MBA73, Amphi 3 and 4)

Workshop 1: Effective Risk Oversight and Decision-Making in the Boardroom
Led by Penelope Kenny IDP-C'21, IDN Ambassador for Ireland, Non-Executive Director of Grangegorman Development Agency and Crawford Art Gallery, Senior Independent Director of Kroo Ltd.

Workshop 2: Boards’ Role in Balancing Long-Term Stewardship and Short-Term Performance
Led by Nafees Akbarali IDP-C'17, IDN Ambassador for United Kingdom, Founding Partner VC BGI , Board Member of various start-ups, and International Sustainable Development Foundation, Senior Advisor, LY Holding Capital, Trustee of Wakadogo

Workshop 3: Boards Leading Organisational Renewal and Redesign to Ride the Changing Governance Paradigm
Led by Fennemiek Gommer IDP-C'16, IDN Ambassador for The Netherlands, Non-Executive Director at TESYA and Facilicom Group, Chair of the Supervisory Board of Ridder and Walraven

11:45 - 12:15

Key Takeaways and Reflection from Group Work
Venue: Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building

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

12:15 - 12:45

Fireside Chat on Creating Value from and through the Eco-Systems (Hybrid Dialogue)
Insights from new book on "Value Creation for Owners and Directors"

Ludo van der Heyden, Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance (Connecting via Zoom)
Annet Aris, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

12:45 - 13:15

Keynote Address on The Imperative for Governance Transformation

Annet Aris, Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy and Academic Director, INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre

13:15 - 13:20

Closing Remarks

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

13:20 - 14:00

Departure from INSEAD
Lunch Bags provided outside Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A)

 

Speakers

Speakers line-up is in the process of updating. Do visit this page to get the latest updates.

Guest of Honour

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Guest Speakers

Academic Speakers

Guest Panellists

IDN Workshop Facilitators

Chair

Host & Moderator

Fees

Due to overwhelming demand, the tickets are currently fully SOLD OUT.
For enquiry regarding waitlist, please contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Please refer to the table below for the fees applicable which are inclusive of prevailing tax (VAT) according to the laws and regulations applicable in France.

  • INSEAD New Certified Directors in Corporate Governance who are due to receive their certification in October 2023
    Priority will be given to newly/new-to-be certified directors who will be receiving their certification. Eligible participants would have received their special promo code to register with complimentary ticket. Do register early to secure your seats!
Free
  • INSEAD AlumniMember of National Alumni Association (NAA)
  • IDP Alumni who have been certified (IDP-C)
EUR 750
  • INSEAD AlumniNon-Member of NAAs
  • IDP Alumni who are not certified
  • Former participant from INSEAD Corporate Governance programmes such as Aspiring Directors ProgrammeLeading from the ChairValue Creation for Owners and Directors, and Advanced Strategy for Directors Programme
  • Former participant from INSEAD Executive Education Programme who are serving on boards
EUR 850
  • Board Director who is not an INSEAD alumni nor former participant from INSEAD corporate governance programmes
EUR 950
  • Additional Guest (applicable only for one guest invited by newly certified director in corporate governance/ adult only) invited to join:
    - Certification Award Ceremony on Friday, 27 October (@17:00 on Campus, Amphi David Suddens (formerly Amphi A), Main Building)
    - Dinner at the Fontainebleau Chateau on Friday, 27 October (@19:00 meeting point at castle main entrance gate)
    This ticket excludes the admission to day sessions.
EUR 200

Cancellation policy

Please take note of the cancellation policy that we will apply for this event.

Full refund for cancellation request made by 26 September
50% refund for cancellation request made between 27 September to 12 October
No refund for cancellation request made after 12 October

Accommodation

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre has made pre-reservations at hotels on Fontainebleau campus.

In order to secure your booking at your preferred hotel, please click here and enter the booking code: IDF2023.

Please note that the reservation page will always show these hotels as fully booked until you enter the code IDF2023 and no more than 2 nights.

INSEAD Hotel Ermitage (available for two nights 26-28 Oct.)
Route de l'Ermitage
77300 Fontainebleau
Rate : 170€ on BB per night

Hotel Clos St Merry (available for two nights 26-28 Oct.)
49 bis, rue Saint Merry
77300 Fontainebleau
Rate : 170€ on BB per night

If you need or prefer other hotel options in Fontainebleau, please click here for the list of hotels and contact them directly to reserve your stay.

Practical Information

Getting to INSEAD

INSEAD Europe campus is just 65km south of Paris. The Fontainebleau/Avon train station is located 3km from INSEAD. You may refer to the campus map here.


Taxi reservations

Should you wish to make a taxi booking, please contact the ResaTaxiPro transfer company using their website (Tel: +33 6 78 78 17 81). 

Dress code

The dress code for the day sessions is business casual and dinner at the Chateau is semi-formal.

Dinner Menu Options at Fontainebleau Castle

Please click on this link to view the dinner menu options available and make your selection during registration.

Photos and Videography

Please take note that group photo will be taken during the afternoon coffee break on Friday, 27 October. During the course of the two-day Forum, we have engaged an official photographer and videographer who will take photos and videos of the sessions and during the Award Ceremony.

Pre-reading material

We are happy to share with you the following articles and resources which are useful reference related to the topics to be discussed during the INSEAD Directors Forum.

For Day 1 - Parallel Workshop on Remuneration with Prof. Annet Aris

1. Interview with Annet Aris on "Time for a Hard Reset of the Remuneration System", published on Management Scope NL, 11 April 2023

For Day 1 - Panel Discussion

1. "Are Boards losing Control?" Report published by Institute of Directors

2. "The GNDI Future of Governance Report 2023" published by Institute of Directors

For Day 1 - Plenary Session on Leading in Uncertainties: Innovation by Design for Organisational Agility

3. "Recognising Possibility in Uncertainty", Knowledge article written by INSEAD Knowledge with INSEAD Professor Nathan Furr and Susannah Furr, UP School

For attendees of Day 2 - IDN Workshop 2: Boards’ Role in Balancing Long-Term Stewardship and Short-Term Performance:

4. "The Role of the Board in a Sustainability Era Report" by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre, Heidrick & Struggles and BCG

5. "Europe Long-Term Value and Corporate Governance Survey 2023" by EY

For attendees of Day 2 - IDN Workshop 3: Boards Leading Organisational Renewal and Redesign to Ride the Changing Governance Paradigm:

6. "Management of Innovation and Technology" article, written by Liselotte Engstam, Mats Magnusson, Ludo van der Heyden and Magnus Karlsson

7. "Lead: Redesign Your Board" Chapter in Boardroom Creativity book written by Fennemiek Gommer and Anne Mieke Eggenkamp

Video, Slides and Photos

INSEAD Directors Forum October 2023

Please click on the links below to access:

  1. Presentation slides and Workshop notes (The files are password protected. Please refer to email by INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre for the password.)
  2. Please click here to access the photo gallery.