NISM-BSE Workshop on “Role of Directors of Listed Companies”
January 7, 2020 | Mumbai
The School for Corporate Governance (SCG) of the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) along with BSE Ltd (Bombay Stock Exchange) had conducted a Workshop on “Role of Directors of Listed Companies” on January 7, 2020 at Mumbai.
The Conference was aimed at sensitizing the participants to their individual role and responsibilities as Directors and their collective responsibility as Board of Directors. The workshop focussed on the latest developments on SEBI Listing Regulations and SEBI Insider Trading Regulations and acted as a quick primer.
Dr. V R Narasimhan, Dean, NISM and Mr.Neeraj Kulshrestha, Chief Regulatory Officer, BSE Ltd welcomed the participants and requested them to take the benefits out of the knowledge and rich experience of the faculty members.
Mr Jeevan Sonparote, Chief General Manager - Corporation Finance Department, SEBI, inaugurated the workshop and delivered the Keynote Address. In his speech, Mr.Jeevan called upon the directors to set standards of governance and comply with the regulations both in letter and spirit.
Dr. V.R.Narasimhan, Dean, NISM, explained about the Role of the Board in ensuring Corporate Governance within the company by framing appropriate policies. He also dwelt in detail about the rationale for the governance reforms and also the precautions which need to be taken by the Directors for effective implementation of these policies.
Mr Sudhakar, Compliance Officer & Vice President – Corporate & Secretarial, Reliance Industries Ltd, discussed in detail about the duties and responsibilities of Directors under the Companies Act, 2013.
Mr.Sandeep Parekh, Founder Partner, Finsec Law Advisors, took a Session on SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 and explained the nitty-gritty of insider trading through relevant case studies.
Mr Khushro Bulsara, Head-Listing Compliance, BSE Ltd, made a detailed presentation about the various listing compliance requirements under SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure) Requirements Regulations, 2015. He also spoke in detail about the applicable penal provisions and requested the directors to ensure compliance.
Mr.Sunil J Kadam, Registrar, NISM, in his valedictory address thanked the participants for their active participation. He also stated that such workshops will help the Directors of listed companies in getting updated with the latest regulatory developments and ensuring effective compliance.The Registrar also handed over Certificate of Participation to all the participants.
The Workshop concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Mr.M.Krishnamoorthy, Member of Faculty, NISM and Mr Khushro Bulsara, Head-Listing Compliance, BSE Ltd.