Conference on Ethics and Corporate Governance

NISM in collaboration with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) organized a conference on ‘Ethics & Corporate Governance’ on September 26, 2013 at Hotel Sofitel, BKC, Mumbai

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Shri. U. K. Sinha delivering the inaugural address at the event. Ms. Rama Bijapurkar is seated to the right

Shri. S. N. Ananthasubramanian, President, ICSI, in his welcome address, focused on the transition of Company Secretary  to Corporate governance Professional.

Shri. U. K. Sinha, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India, delivered the inaugural address and focused on the need for strengthening corporate governance principles in organisations. Smt. Rama Bijapurkar, Management Consultant, was the keynote speaker at the conference.

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A glimpse of the audience

Dr. Sandip Ghose, Director, NISM explained the role of Ethics and Governance in current perspective.

The conference theme was discussed in three technical sessions as follows.

1) Shri. M. S. Sahoo, Secretary ICSI, Shri. Subrata Sarkar, IGIDR and Dr. Abhijit Phadnis, Management Consultant deliberated the Academic Perspective of Ethics & Corporate Governance.

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Shri. M. S. Sahoo delivering the talk on Academic Perspective of Ethics and Corporate Governance

2) In the second session, Dr. A. K. Khandelwal, Former CMD, Bank of Baroda, and Shri. M. M. Chitale, Managing Partner, Mukund M. Chitale & Co. Chartered Accountants discussed the Practitioner`s Perspective on the subject matter.

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Dr. A. K. Khandelwal delivering the talk on “Practitioners’ Perspective on Ethics and Corporate Governance”

3) Third session saw the panel consisting of Smt. Grace Elizabeth Koshie, Former PCGM RBI and Shri. Sundaresen, CGM SEBI, moderated by Shri. R. K. Nair, Member IRDA exploring the regulatory perspective of Ethics & Corporate Governance

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Shri. R. K. Nair delivering the talk on Regulatory Perspective on Ethics and Corporate Governance

Smt. Chitra Ramakrishna, MD & CEO of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. graced the event with her valedictory address.

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Smt. Chitra Ramakrishna delivering her valedictory address.

Smt. Chitra stressed on the need for the enforcement and implementation of corporate governance by professionals like company secretaries since they are the ones who drive the industry towards better standards.