Executive Education


Certificate in Corporate Governance

Given the many challenges companies face in today's turbulent business environment, organisations need board members with the proven knowledge, skill and sensitivity to guide them towards sustainable value creation.

The INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance offers an opportunity for directors to prove - and improve - their effectiveness and excellence.

Why Choose the Certificate


INSEAD’s Certificate in Corporate Governance is designed to be a global credential for board members operating internationally – one of the first of its kind offered by an academic institution. The certificate attests to a director’s commitment to continuously develop her or his effectiveness and excellence, by applying and building upon the skills and knowledge acquired through successful attendance of the International Directors Programme. 

To obtain the Certificate candidates must meet the following requirements:


Successful participation in the 3 programme modules


Demonstration of the necessary credibility to assume board roles


evidence of a spirit of continuous self-improvement in board service


Capable of applying the programme learning to actual board contexts as demonstrated through a written report


Oral defence of the report at the discretion of the Certification Committee

INSEAD Alumni Community


Successful completion of the certificate enables participants to become a part of the INSEAD alumni community (currently 50,400 alumni worldwide). Within this community, participants become a part of an international network of senior peer directors (IDP-C), who stay connected with INSEAD and its faculty for continuous exchange on research and best practice.

Recipients of the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (IDP-C)


Example recipients of the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance (IDP-C) include:

  • Yinka Adeola (Nigeria)
    Non-Executive Director, Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria
  • Chin Poh Tan (Singapore)
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PT Bank UOB Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Jean de Courreges (France)
    Independent Director, Carne Group, Luxembourg
  • Annemarie Diederich (Germany)
    Executive Vice President, Fresenius Kabi Asia Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong
  • Denise North (Australia)
    Chief Executive, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia, Australia
  • Deepak Padmanabhan (India)
    Chief Executive Officer, Emirates International Telecom, United Arab Emirates
  • Alexandra Schaapveld M.A. (The Netherlands)
    Non-Executive Director, Vallourec, Societe Generale, Bumi Armada, The Netherlands


To see the full list of Certificate holders, please click here.

Board Nomination Committees and Search Firms interested in connecting with IDP-Cs are invited to contact the INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre or the IDP Corporate Governance Network.

INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre


The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre manages the Certificate in Corporate Governance. If you have any questions related to our certificate, programmes or application procedure, please visit the Corporate Governance Centre website or email corporate.governance@insead.edu.

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