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Hellenic Director Programme

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Developing more effective Greek directors in a global context

The world is changing and brings with it new challenges, pressures and risks. Executives at all levels must adapt and keep pace with the ever-evolving global business environment.

Directors are no exception. Held ever more accountable for their company's performance and vitality, they must set its strategic direction, often across diverse product markets and geographies, and monitor the company's risk profile. They must also evaluate the performance of the CEO and senior executives.

A partnership between INSEAD, The CGHub and HCGC, the "Hellenic Director Programme" is a unique educational experience that aims to develop effective Greek directors for the global business scene. Set within an international context, the programme offers practical and tested frameworks as well as tools to hone judgement, sharpen decision-making and increase the oversight abilities of directors seeking to boost their existing competencies or to be better prepared for new board mandates.

Over 2 Modules you will gain an in-depth understanding of the latest global developments in corporate governance. You will acquire new perspectives and see your role as director with a new lens. You will return to your Board mandate inspired and with the knowledge, tools, skills and most importantly, confidence, to make an immediate, and lasting, impact.

How you benefit

  • Board operations: Understand the broader context in which boards operate and the responsibilities that come with a board mandate.
  • Knowledge and competencies: Gain an overview of the knowledge and competencies expected from directors in today’s environment
  • Director-specific skills: Develop the specialised skills that contribute to the creation of an effectively performing board culture
  • Ability to challenge executives: Enhance your ability to challenge executives through positive exchanges focused on the key issues that underpin corporate performance

Participant profile

The Hellenic Director Programme is designed for chairs and non-executive directors of listed and private corporations, government agencies and organisations, and non-profits. It is also aimed at CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other C-suite executives, as well as family members and controlling shareholders of boards of family companies. 

Participants must have a minimum of one year of experience sitting on a board so that they can fully benefit from and contribute to a programme that involves role-play, simulations and exchanges with other participants.

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About the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (HCGC)

The Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (HCGC) was established in 2012 as a non-profit company with the joint initiative of Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEXGROUP) and the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV). The purpose of the HCGC is to continuously increase the credibility of the Greek market among domestic and international investors and to improve the competitiveness of Greek corporations. It functions as a specialized body for disseminating the principles of corporate governance and seeks to develop a culture of good governance in the Greek economy and society. The HCGC is the responsible body for drafting and updating the Hellenic Corporate Governance Code. Its overall action plan includes: formulating positions on the institutional framework, making proposals, taking part in consultations and working groups, organizing educational and information actions, monitoring and evaluating corporate governance practices and implementing corporate governance codes, providing support and rating tools for the performance of Greek corporations.

About the Corporate Governance Hub (CGHub)

The Corporate Governance Hub (CGHub) is a non-profit organization established in 2019, in Athens Greece, by law professionals Angelika Gouskou and Xenia Kazoli. Both Xenia and Angelika showcase a rich, valuable experience in the area of corporate governance for small and medium, as well as large corporations. The objectives of the CGHub are to promote best practices for corporate governance and flow of experience and information, to facilitate interaction and networking of its members and to contribute actively towards the future development of business.


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INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance

Following the completion of the Hellenic Director Programme, participants receive the INSEAD Certificate in Corporate Governance. The certification is designed to be a global credential for board members operating internationally – the first of its kind offered by an academic institution. In addition, certificate holders can become a part of the INSEAD alumni community.

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INSEAD Corporate
Governance Centre

The INSEAD Corporate Governance Centre was launched in 2010 and undertakes cutting-edge research and teaching tailored to the needs of boards and international directors. It aims to establish new programmes and events that foster a global dialogue on the challenges of corporate governance and leadership in an international context.


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