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  • 10 May 2013 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    The corporate secretaries toolkit training workshop was held from 7-10 May 2013 at the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa office in Johannesburg. The workshop was attended by 21 delegates from 17 countries. 

    As part of the CSIA corporate secretaries toolkit roll out plan, the Global Corporate Governance Forum (GCGF) organised a four-day training of trainers programme targeted at professionals training corporate secretaries with the following goals in mind: 

    To enhance corporate secretary training capacity by helping participants become familiar with the toolkit and learning how to use these resources.  Participants developed the knowledge base and skill sets needed to lead corporate secretary education programmes that reflect international best practice adapted to regional trends and country specific needs.

    To elicit from participants their views and comments on the materials, which have been developed. 

    The pilot training, which comprised four days of intensive training, provided trainers with input, case studies and activities to develop corporate secretary skills.  The programme encouraged participants to share and discuss their own experiences and hone their methods for using adult learning techniques.  The training was not a corporate governance course but a training of trainers using the corporate secretaries toolkit. Some readers may be familiar with the directors’ toolkit which has been around for the past few years.

    List of Modules

    PART 1: OVERVIEW

    • The Company Secretary: A Catalyst for Governance
    • The Company Secretary: Foundations of the Job

    PART 2: GOVERNANCE AND COMPLIANCE

    • Delegation
    • Board Composition and Succession Planning
    • Board Evaluation
    • Effective Board Meetings
    • Board Dynamics at Meetings
    • Share Registration and Dividends
    • Board Directors
    • Shareholders
    • Corporate Finance

    PART 3: ADVISOR AND COMMUNICATOR

    • Strategy: Development and Evaluation
    • Risk and Business Continuity Planning
    • Building Ethical Cultures
    • Good Citizenship (CSR)
    • Integrated Reporting
    • The Company Secretary: The Board’s Communicator
    • Annual General Meetings
    • Leading Change and Influencing

    COUNTRY

    PARTICIPANT

    PROFILE

    CSIA Members



    Bangladesh

    Itrat Husain

    Council member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh

    China

    Mohan Datwani

    Director, Technical & Research, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

    India

    Sutanu Sinha

    CEO, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

    Malaysia

    Cheah Foo Seong

    Chief Technical Officer, Tricor Corporate Services

    Pakistan

    Asif Mahmood

    Vice President, Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan

    Singapore

    Chiang Chai Foong

    Practising Chartered Secretary, AZEC Worldlink Management Services

    Southern Africa

    Carina Wessels

    Vice President, CSIA;  President, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa

    United Kingdom

    Andy Cowe

    Chairman, Professional Standards Committee, ICSA

    Zimbabwe

    Pious Manamike

    President, ICSA, Zimbabwe

    IFC Members



    Brazil

    Giselia Da Silva

    Corporate Governance  Manager and Company Secretary, CPFL Energia Group

    Kazakhstan

    Gradislava Akhmetova

    Chairperson, Club of Corporate Secretaries of Central Asia

    Malawi

    Nina Pakezi

    Grad.ICSA and pursuing LLM in International Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation at the University of Warwick

    Mauritius

    Ambrish Maharahaje

    Executive Secretary, Mauritius Institute of Directors

    Russia

    Tatiana Ivanova

    Deputy Project Manager, Russia Corporate Governance Projects at IFC

    Uganda

    Rita Kabatunzi

    Head of Legal, Compliance and Risk, New Vision Printing & Publishing Company Ltd

    Trainers



    Uganda

    Alison Dillon Kirbirige

    Managing Director, Consultancy & Training Services Ltd

    USA

    Brenda Bowman

    Specialist in adult learning and professional development

    Organisers



    Singapore

    Grace Tan

    CSIA Toolkit Co-ordinator;  Treasurer, CSIA;   CEO, Singapore Association of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

    Southern Africa

    Stephen Sadie

    CEO, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa

    USA

    Philip Armstrong

    Head, Global Corporate Governance Forum/IFC

    USA

    Ghita Alderman

    Co-ordinator, IFC Environment, Social and Governance Department


    The delegates enjoyed their time in South Africa and got to spend quality time with their fellow colleagues. CSSA organised a dinner for the group one evening, which was a relaxed, enjoyable evening.  Many thanks to all those who attended the meeting. We look forward to the launch of the corporate secretaries toolkit later this year.



    Front Row: Gradislava Akhmetova, Nina Kapezi, Ghita Alderman, Grace Tan, Andy Cowe, Rita Kabatunzi, Asif Mahmood, Ambrish Maharahaje, Giselia Da Silva, Brenda Bowman, Carina Wessels, Pious Manamike, Itrat Husain

    Back Row: Sutanu Sinha, Mohan Datwani, Stephen Sadie, Philip Armstrong, Chai Foong Chiang, Alison Dillon Kibirige, Tatiana Ivanova, Foo Seong Cheah





  • 20 Jul 2012 3:23 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    CORPORATE SECRETARIES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CSIA) STATES ITS CASE TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION (WTO) FOR INCLUSION OF US$36 BILLION BUSINESS SECTOR IN WTO TRADE IN SERVICES LISTINGS

    CSIA today reported that a delegation of its members made a presentation before the Committee on Specific Commitments of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on June 25, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland to include a new listing in the Trade in Services business classification listings by the name of ‘CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND SECRETARIAL ADVISORY SERVICES’. CSIA claims this sector is worth US$36 billion annually.

    CSIA was invited to make a presentation before the Committee for Specific Commitments of WTO. Accordingly a delegation of CSIA representatives went to Geneva for the presentation.

    The CSIA delegation consisted of Mr. Anil Murarka, President of CSIA and Past President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI); Mr. Nesar Ahmad, President of ICSI; Mrs. April Chan, Past President of both CSIA and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Mr. Phillip Baldwin, Chief Executive of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Ms. Edith Shih, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and; Mr. Russell Morrice, Head of Secretariat and Clerk to Council of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK).

    “This was truly a global initiative by a global organisation that we believe will benefit world trade,” said Mr. Anil Murarka, President of CSIA.”While the delegation was limited to those members from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and India we were representing all 18 national bodies of corporate secretaries and governance professionals that make up the membership of CSIA. All of them played a part by lobbying their national governments prior to the presentation.”

    July 20, 2012

    He added “The challenge now is to keep the momentum going. CSIA is adding members all the time and each new member adds their voice and weight to the inclusion of this US$36 billion business sector which can grow even faster if it has official recognition by the WTO. The world needs more trade and CSIA is of the opinion that official recognition of corporate governance, compliance and secretarial advisory services by the WTO will stimulate growth by more than US$1.5 billion per annum as well as help improve international corporate governance standards.”

    The creation of this new classification was one of the CSIA initiatives the organisation has been pursuing since its launch in March 2010. The proposed new service head would include the following sub-heads:

       Corporate Governance Services

       Assimilation of Core Values, Ethics and Integrity

       Corporate Secretarial Services

       Secretarial Audit and Compliance Audit Services

       Certification Services

       Corporate Advisory Services “It was a big day for CSIA. We are a young organisation but growing almost daily in terms of members,” Mr. Murarka continued, “Corporate secretaries and governance professionals are distinct professionals who take the lead on corporate governance issues within their own organisations. The recognition of a new sectoral heading will provide such formal recognition of this profession” The inclusion of new service head will facilitate the rendering of Services by the professionals under Mode 3 & Mode 4 of the Supply of the services specified under the GATS. The CSIA position is that during the last decade the concept of corporate governance has significantly evolved around the world and therefore there is a need to establish a separate identity for the corporate governance services at a global level by seeking a separate heading in the WTO service sectoral classification list which was created way back in 1991 when the concept of corporate governance was not much prevalent as in the present scenario.

    At the meeting of WTO’s Committee for Specific Commitments encouraging remarks were made to the CSIA proposal by the Country representatives to WTO from China, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Malaysia and Zimbabwe.

    At a separate meeting, South Africa & Indonesia representatives also made encouraging remarks to the CSIA proposal.

    The Chairman of WTO’s Committee for Specific Commitments concluded CSIA item by noting the interest and supporting remarks of country representatives and agreeing that the proposal may be an item for further discussion.

    About CSIA

    Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is a Geneva based Global Body of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals which was launched in March 2010. It consists of 18 member institutes from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Zimbabwe.

    CSIA is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified chartered secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.

    The founder members of CSIA are Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, The Singapore Association of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators-UK, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe.


    (Nesar Ahmad) 

  • 08 Jun 2012 3:25 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    For the Creation of a New Separate Heading in the Services Sectoral Classification List To be Titled:

    Corporate Governance, Compliance and Secretarial Advisory Services

    To view this proposal, please click the link below:

    12 06 08 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL.pdf

    12 06 13 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL (French).pdf

    12 06 13 CSIA Application to WTO FINAL (Spanish).pdf

    12 06 25 WTO New Class CSCSAS presentation.ppsm

  • 12 Feb 2012 3:27 PM | CSIA (Administrator)


    Washington, DC, February 2012 - The Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and the Forum launched the development of the Corporate Secretary Training Supplement through a four-day workshop involving the project’s working-group members from seven countries.

    As the board’s 'conscience,' a corporate secretary has a key role in shaping how a board-and the company-is governed. Corporate secretaries provide counsel on best practices, oversee corporate disclosures of financial information, ensure that board directors are fully informed, and often work closely with stakeholders.

    The training supplement will cover the role of corporate secretaries in corporations, family-owned or family-controlled companies, and state-owned enterprises. It will examine the corporate secretary’s value in improving a company’s performance through better governance. The supplement also will explore the secretary’s core responsibilities-as communicator, board advisor, and compliance officer. The final section will look at the emergence of independent practitioners in providing audits of corporate secretaries’ roles and performance as well as other consulting services. Throughout the supplement, the emphasis will be on examples and practical insights.
    The supplement will be modeled on the Forum’s highly successful Board Leadership Training Resources Toolkit, which has pioneered adult-learning methodologies to train trainers, who, in turn, train board directors. “This project will benefit from more than three years of experience by the Forum in helping train directors in more than 50 countries,” says Ghita Alderman, a Forum projects officer. “The CSIA’s global network will support the supplement’s contents, particularly in providing practical insights and advice that participants in our training have found invaluable.”

    In raising awareness of the role of corporate secretary-among boards, institutes, and government officials-the supplement will help boards that currently have no corporate secretary establish this role. It will also serve to further develop the role where secretaries are already in pace but underused.

    “Advancing good corporate governance must include corporate secretaries as part of efforts to build board capacity in the emerging market and developing countries,” says Philip Baldwin, chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and CSIA’s representative. “Corporate governance must be a core competency of corporate secretaries.”

    In Detail: Corporate secretaries have a central role in corporate governance through their performance of the following responsibilities:

    • Manage governance processes, including board and committee meetings, information flowing to and from directors, new director orientation, strategic planning, and public disclosures.
    • Arrange and manage the process of calling and holding annual, general, or special meetings, and advise the board on matters to be raised at the meeting for shareholder vote.
    • Assess and manage compliance with corporate governance laws, regulations, and practices.
    • Review legal and regulatory developments affecting the company’s operations, including listing rules, and ensure that directors are properly informed.
    • Ensure statutory compliance.
    • Act as a sounding board for the chairman and directors on corporate governance matters, and provide counsel.
    • Engage with stakeholders to ensure that their views are heard by the board and to relay board decisions.
    • Manage investor relations concerning corporate governance issues.
  • 22 Oct 2011 3:29 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    2011922 -今天,首届CSIA国际公司治理研讨会在上海隆重召开。由公司秘书国际联合会与上海证券交易所联合主办的本次研讨会,吸引了来自世界各地,超过180位国际专家和高层管理人士出席。与会嘉宾围绕大会的主题《可持续的公司治理——迈向全球模式?》进行了深入的研究、分析与讨论,并就关键问题进行了热烈的辩论。

    西方公司治理实践之标准模式非西方公司治理实践之新兴模式,以及迈向可持续的全球模式,成为本次研讨会热议的重点。来自非洲、澳大利亚、中国大陆、中国香港特区、印度、英国、美国等国家和地区的嘉宾,围绕三大热点问题发表了演讲,并深入探讨。值得关注的是,这些杰出的演讲人和听众,包括了公司秘书国际联合会14个会员国的代表,以及许多当地知名的公司治理专家和企业高管,他们在本次研讨会上收获颇丰。

    公司秘书国际联合会会长陈姚慧儿女士认为:「虽然参与公司治理讨论的大多数人都同意公司治理存在普遍原则,但现实情况是各国和各地区均有自己的特色和习惯。」她强调,「CSIA的重要使命就是,代表公司秘书及治理专业人士的全球声音,因此我希望大家至少可以在某程度上能对以下问题给出答案,即使受到不同地域因素的影响,公司治理的可持续性能否以一个单一的治理模式出现?」

    研讨会主题演讲嘉宾,上海证券交易所总会计师周勤业先生表示:「对于全球推动公司治理与发展的关注者而言,本次研讨会是一个具有影响力和国际性的盛会,这不仅是亚洲和非亚洲国家公司治理专业人士联谊的好机会,更是他们交流观点和宝贵经验的理想平台。」

    据介绍,本次主要演讲嘉宾和小组讨论成员包括:

    陈姚慧儿女士 FCIS FCS(PE),公司秘书国际联合会会长,香港特许秘书公会会长及中电控股有限公司公司秘书


    程新生教授,南开大学商学院教授,博士生导师

    Ms Katherine K Combs,公司秘书与管理专家协会主席

    张秀芬女士FCIS FCS(PE),香港按揭证劵有限公司首席法律顾问及公司秘书邓舸先生,中国证监会上市公司监管部处长

    高伟先生  FCIS FCS,中国外运股份有限公司董事会秘书,总法律顾问黄清先生 FCIS FCS,中国神华能源股份有限公司董事会秘书金乐琦教授,香港科技大学工商管理学院亚洲家族企业研究中心主任

    Dr Grant Kirkpatrick,经济合作及发展组织企业事务处副主管

    Mr Ben Mathews BA (Hons.) FCIS,力拓股份有限公司公司秘书及秘书服务全球主管

    Mr  Hakeem  Ogunniran  FCISManaging  Director/CEO  UACN  Property  Development

    Company Plc

    Dr  Ya  Ramesh  Konda  ReddyFounder  Trustee  &  Head,  Academy  of  Corporate

    Governance

    Mr Tim Sheehy,澳洲特许秘书公会总裁

    施熙德女士FCIS FCS(PE),和记黄埔有限公司集团法律总监和公司秘书

    Dr R I (Bob) Trickerfounder-editor of Corporate GovernanceAn International Review

    Mr Peter Turnbull FCIS,公司秘书国际联合会司库

    姚军先生  FCIS FCS,中国平安保险(集团)股份有限公司总法律顾问余莉娜女士,德勤企业风险管理服务副总监周勤业先生,上海证券交易所总会计师

    同时,本次研讨会获得国际组织包括全球公司治理论坛和经济合作发展组织的支持、和多家在公司治理领域领先之企业的广泛支持,其中包括中电控股有限公司、德勤华永会计师事务所有限公司、KCS 凯誉管理咨询 (中国 有限公司、兖州煤业股份有限公司、时富金融服务集团有限公司、中海集装箱运输股份有限公司、澳洲联邦银行和力宝集团。

    公司秘书国际联合会非常诚挚地感谢其创会赞助机构 Computershare 公司的长期支持。

    Computershare亚洲公司首席执行官 James Wong 先生表示:「Computershare 衷心地希望延续和加


    强与公司秘书国际联合会的联系。此次赞助在上海举办的第一届国际公司治理研讨会,是因为公司治理是我们全球著名客户的工作重点。而聆听来自全球的公司秘书和公司治理专家在本次研讨会上所贡献的知识和见解,将对塑造公司治理的角色起到重大作用。」

    关于公司秘书国际联合会(CSIA)

    公司秘书国际联合会专责推广企业管治专业人士(包括处理管治前线工作的合资格特许秘书、企业秘书、公司秘书和董事会秘书)的价值和企业管治实践。

    公司秘书国际联合会属于商贸组织,于20103月在日内瓦注册成立,目的是作为代表全球公司秘书和管治专业人士的国际声音。联合会的会员机构包括来自澳洲、加拿大、香港、印度、肯尼亚、马来西亚、新西兰、尼日利亚、新加坡、斯里兰卡、南非、英国/爱尔兰、美国和津巴布韦的国家/地区代表组织。

     

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  • 22 Sep 2011 2:47 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    22 September 2011 – Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) successfully hosted their inaugural conference - the CSIA 1st international Corporate Governance Conference (iCGC) – in Shanghai today and tomorrow. The event was jointly organised by the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). Over 180 international experts and high-level delegates from all over the world attended todeliberate, question, discuss and debate the question in the conference’s theme: “Sustainable

    Corporate Governance – Towards a Global Model?”

    The conference addressed key issues including: “Western Corporate Governance Practices: the Role Model?”, “Non-Western Corporate Government Practices: the Emerging Model?”, “Towards a Sustainable Global Model?” Speakers and panellists came from Africa, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, the UK and the US as well as many other countries and regions. Added to these distinguished corporate and academic presenters were delegates from the 14 CSIA member countries and a significant number of prominent local governance corporate professionals and businessmen.

    “While most participants in the governance debate agree that there are universally accepted corporate governance principles, the reality is that each country and region has its own quirks and customs,” said Mrs. April Chan, President of CSIA. “As CSIA aims to be the global voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals, I hope that we can go at least some way to answering the question of whether, despite the various local influences, sustainability will finally bring about a single global governance model.” Mrs Chan added.

    Mr. Qinye Zhou, Chief Accountant at the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the keynote speaker of the Conference said: “This is an influential, global event that promotes the development of corporate governance across the world. The conference proved to be an excellent opportunity for Asian and non-Asian countries to network and exchange valuable ideas and experiences.”

    Key speakers and panelists include:

    Mrs April Chan FCIS FCS(PE), President, Corporate Secretaries International Association; President, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Ltd

    Professor Xinsheng Cheng, Professor, PhD Supervisor, Business School of Nankai University
Ms Susie Cheung FCIS FCS(PE), General Counsel and Company Secretary, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

    Mr Ge Deng, Director, Supervision Department of Listed Companies, China Securities Regulatory Commission

    Ms Katherine K Combs, Chairman, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

    Mr Wei Gao, FCIS FCS, Board Secretary & General Counsel, Sinotrans Ltd.

    Mr Qing Huang, Board Secretary, China Shenhua Energy Company Limited

    Professor Roger King, Director, Center for Asia Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Dr Grant Kirkpatrick, Deputy Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Mr Ben Mathews, BA (Hons.) FCIS, Company Secretary and Global Head of Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc

    Mr Hakeem Ogunniran, FCIS, Managing Director/CEO ACN Property Development Company Plc

    Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy, Founder Trustee & Head, Academy of Corporate Governance

    Mr Tim Sheehy, Chief Executive Officer of Chartered Secretaries Australia

    Ms Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE), Head Group General Counsel & Company Se cretary, Hutchison Whampoa Limited

    Dr R I (Bob) Tricker, founder-editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review

    Mr Peter Turnbull, CIS, Treasurer, Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Mr Jun Yao, FCIS FCS, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Ping An Insurance (Group)

    Ms Elena Yu, Associate Director, Enterprise Risk Services Department, Deloitte Shanghai Mr Qinye Zhou, Chief Accountant, Shanghai Stock Exchange

    The conference was widely supported by international organisations, including Global Corporate Governance Forum and OECD, and leading companies in the corporate governance sectors, including CLP Holdings Ltd., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd, KCS Management & Consultancy (China) Co. Ltd, Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited, Cash Financial Services Group Ltd (CFSG), China Shipping Container Lines Co. (CSCL), Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Lippo Group.

    CSIA is grateful to have continued support from our founding sponsor, Computershare. “Computershare is pleased to continue its strong relationship with the CSIA with sponsorship of this first International Corporate Governance Conference in Shanghai. Corporate Governance is a key focus for our clients the world over and the learnings from this collaboration of Corporate Secretaries and corporate governance from around the world will play an important part in shaping the role of governance in the future,’ said James Wong, Chief Executive Officer of Computershare Asia.

    About Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified Chartered Secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.

    CSIA, a Geneva-registered trade body, was established in March 2010. It formed to give a global voice to corporate secretaries and governance professionals throughout the world. CSIA Member organisations include national/territorial representative organisations from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa, UK/Ireland, the US and Zimbabwe.

    Additional Information Available on the Web

    To find out more about CSIA, please visit: www.csiaorg.com

    For more information on the conference, see the conference Web page at: http://www.icgc2011.com/english

     

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  • 09 Aug 2011 3:39 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    日期:2011921日(周三)~23日(周五)地点:上海明天广场JW万豪酒店

    201189  毋庸置疑,可持续发展是全球任何公司取得成功的必要因素。而近年来金融危机和接连发生的企业丑闻,动摇了各界对西方发达国家的信心,对其解决可持续发展问题的制度产生了质疑,因此亚洲、澳洲和非洲在公司治理事务上开始逐渐走上领导地位。那么,可持续发展是否会成为推动公司治理迈向全球统一模式的催化剂?全球各异的公司治理制度是否会迈向融合?

    由公司秘书国际联合会和上海证券交易所联合主办的第一届国际公司治理研讨会将于2011  921~23日在上海举行。来自世界各地的专家将重点研讨公司治理制度是否会迈向全球模式的问题,并着重分析国际上由于其地区文化背景、法律制度和政治架构等差异,而展现出的迥异的公司治理模式。

    公司秘书国际联合会会长陈姚慧儿女士表示︰我们很高兴在国际金融城市之一的上海举办首届国际公司治理研讨会,更荣幸能与在中国内地首屈一指的上海证券交易所合作, 这将确保研讨会的相关性和影响力。陈女士强调道:此次会议将汇集来自东西方的各国专家,他们将深入讨论和交流在全球背景下公司治理的关键问题。

    来自英国、美国、澳洲、非洲、中国及亚洲的多位演讲者和嘉宾,将就会议的主题

    可持续的公司治理  迈向全球模式?进行深入的讨论和分析。此外,公司秘书国际联合会

    14个会员国的代表,以及许多当地知名的企业家和高管,也将出席本次研讨会。据介绍,本次研讨会有三大重点,分别是:西方公司治理实务:标准模式非西方公司治理实务:新兴模式迈向可持续的全球模式

    陈姚慧儿女士補充說:公司秘书国际联合会在20103月正式成立,並发表了题为《二十项更佳公司治理实务要素》的研究报告。报告是由國際知名的公司治理專家BobTricker 教授撰写,并结合了来自全球多位公司治理专家的卓越见解。这二十项实务要素主要是应对全球金融危机而制定。作为发布这二十项实务要素的后续跟进,研讨会将探讨公司治理多样化的原因,及公司治理的可持续性能否成为驱动公司治理实务再次融合的主要动力。

    主要演讲嘉宾和小组讨论成员包括:

    陈姚慧儿女士 FCISFCS(PE),公司秘书国际联合会会长,香港特许秘书公会会长及中电控股有限公司公司秘书

    张秀芬女士FCISFCS(PE),香港按揭证劵有限公司首席法律顾问及公司秘书

    Ms KatherineK Combs,公司秘书与管理专家协会主

    高伟先生 FCISFCS,中国外运股份有限公司董事会秘书,总法律顾问黄清先 FCISFCS,中国神华能源股份有限公司董事会秘

    金乐琦教授,香港科技大学工商管理学院亚洲家族企业研究中心主任

    Dr Grant Kirkpatrick,经济合作及发展组织企业事务处副主管

    M Ben  Mathew B (Hons.FCIS Compan Secretarand  Global Head of

    Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc

    Mr Hakeem OgunniranFCIS, Managing Director/CEO UACN PropertyDevelopment

    Company Plc

    Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy,Founder Trustee& Head, AcademyofCorporate

    Governance

    施熙德女士FCISFCS(PE),和记黄埔有限公司集团法律总监和公司秘书

    DrRI (Bob) Tricker, founder-editorof Corporate Governance: AnInternational

    ReviewMr Peter Turnbull FCIS, Treasurer, Corporate SecretariesInternational Association

    姚军先生 FCISFCS,中国平安保险(集团)股份有限公司总法律顾问


    关于公司秘书国际联合会(CSIA)

    公司秘书国际联合会专责推广企业管治专业人士(包括处理管治前线工作的合资格特许秘书、企业秘书、公司秘书和董事会秘书)的价值和企业管治实务。

    公司秘书国际联合会属于商贸组织,于2010年3月在日内瓦注册成立,目的是作为代全球公司秘书和管治专业人士的国际声音。联合会的会员机构包括来自澳洲、加拿大、香港、印度、肯亚、马来西亚、新西兰、尼日利亚、新加坡、斯里兰卡、南非、英国/爱尔兰、美国和津巴布韦的国家/地区代表组织。


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  • 09 Aug 2011 3:35 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    9 August 2011 - Sustainability is a vital element of success for an organisation regardless of its geographical location. With confidence shaken in the governance systems of the West, new models are being developed as Asia, Africa, and Australia take the lead in corporate governance. Will sustainability be the catalyst that drives these different governance systems towards one global model? Will the various corporate governance systems that are emerging eventually converge?

    International experts will deliberate these questions and the many other facets of corporate governance as reflected in national and regional cultural contexts, legal systems and the political structures at the 1st International Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) in Shanghai.

    “We are very excited to host CSIA’s inaugural conference in Shanghai, one of the leading financial cities in the world. That Shanghai Stock Exchange, the most prominent stock exchange in Mainland China is co-organising the conference reinforces the relevance and quality of the conference offering,” said Mrs. April Chan, CSIA President. “Hosting the conference here will bring Western and non-Western countries together to debate the issues surrounding corporate governance in a global context,” Mrs. Chan added.

    The conference will bring together international speakers and panellists from the UK, US, Australia, Africa, China and Asia, to discuss critical issues surrounding the conference theme Sustainable Corporate Governance – Towards a Global Model? Added to these distinguished corporate and academic presenters will be attendees from the 14 CSIA member countries and a significant number of prominent local businessmen.

    Conference highlights include Western Corporate Governance Practices: the Role Model? Non-Western Corporate Government Practices: the Emerging Model? Towards a Sustainable Global Model?

    “CSIA was launched in March 2010 when we also issued a research report titled ‘Twenty Practical Steps to Better Corporate Governance’ written by an internationally recognised expert on corporate governance, Dr R.I Tricker with contributions from leading corporate governance experts throughout the world. These twenty practical steps were in response to the global financial crisis,” says Mrs. Chan. “Following on from these twenty practical steps, this conference will seek to understand why corporate governance systems have diversified and whether or not sustainability in corporate governance is the one aspect that might force corporate governance practices to converge once more. ”

    Key speakers and panellists include:

    Mrs April Chan FCIS FCS(PE), President, Corporate Secretaries International Association; President, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Ltd.

    Ms Susie Cheung FCIS FCS(PE), General Counsel and Company Secretary, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

    Ms Katherine K Combs, Chairman, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

    Mr Wei Gao FCIS FCS, Board Secretary & General Counsel, Sinotrans Ltd.

    Mr Qin Huang, Board Secretary, China Shenhua Energy Company Limited

    Professor Roger King, Director, Center for Asia Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Dr Grant Kirkpatrick, Deputy Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Mr Ben Mathews BA (Hons.) FCIS, Company Secretary and Global Head of Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc

    Mr Hakeem Ogunniran FCIS, Managing Director/CEO UACN Property Development Company Plc

    Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy, Founder Trustee & Head, Academy of Corporate Governance

    Ms Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE)
Head Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hutchison Whampoa Limited

    Dr R I (Bob) Tricker, founder-editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review

    Mr Peter Turnbull FCIS, Treasurer, Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Mr Jun Yao FCIS FCS, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Ping An Insurance (Group)

    About Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified Chartered Secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.

    CSIA, a Geneva-registered trade body, was established in March 2010. It formed to give a global voice to corporate secretaries and governance professionals throughout the world. CSIA Member organisations include national/territorial representative organisations from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa, UK/Ireland, the US and Zimbabwe.

    Additional Information Available on the Web

    To find out more about CSIA, please visit:

    www.csiaorg.com

    For more information on the conference, see the conference Web page at:

    http://www.icgc2011.com/english

    For more information on the press release contact: Natasha Pamplin-Bailey

    Gedy Communications

    BEIJING

    TEL: (+86) 10- 5128 0868 FAX: (+86) 10- 8559 7949 E-mail: natasha@gedyinc.com 

  • 09 Aug 2011 3:33 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    9 August 2011 - Sustainability is a vital element of success for an organisation regardless of its geographical location. With confidence shaken in the governance systems of the West, new models are being developed as Asia, Africa, and Australia take the lead in corporate governance. Will sustainability be the catalyst that drives these different governance systems towards one global model? Will the various corporate governance systems that are emerging eventually converge?

    International experts will deliberate these questions and the many other facets of corporate governance as reflected in national and regional cultural contexts, legal systems and the political structures at the 1st International Corporate Governance Conference hosted by the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) in Shanghai.

    “We are very excited to host CSIA’s inaugural conference in Shanghai, one of the leading financial cities in the world. That Shanghai Stock Exchange, the most prominent stock exchange in Mainland China is co-organising the conference reinforces the relevance and quality of the conference offering,” said Mrs. April Chan, CSIA President. “Hosting the conference here will bring Western and non-Western countries together to debate the issues surrounding corporate governance in a global context,” Mrs. Chan added.

    The conference will bring together international speakers and panellists from the UK, US, Australia, Africa, China and Asia, to discuss critical issues surrounding the conference theme Sustainable Corporate Governance – Towards a Global Model? Added to these distinguished corporate and academic presenters will be attendees from the 14 CSIA member countries and a significant number of prominent local businessmen.

    Conference highlights include Western Corporate Governance Practices: the Role Model? Non-Western Corporate Government Practices: the Emerging Model? Towards a Sustainable Global Model?

    “CSIA was launched in March 2010 when we also issued a research report titled ‘Twenty Practical Steps to Better Corporate Governance’ written by an internationally recognised expert on corporate governance, Dr R.I Tricker with contributions from leading corporate governance experts throughout the world. These twenty practical steps were in response to the global financial crisis,” says Mrs. Chan. “Following on from these twenty practical steps, this conference will seek to understand why corporate governance systems have diversified and whether or not sustainability in corporate governance is the one aspect that might force corporate governance practices to converge once more. ”

    Key speakers and panellists include:

    Mrs April Chan FCIS FCS(PE), President, Corporate Secretaries International Association; President, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Ltd.

    Ms Susie Cheung FCIS FCS(PE), General Counsel and Company Secretary, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited

    Ms Katherine K Combs, Chairman, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

    Mr Wei Gao FCIS FCS, Board Secretary & General Counsel, Sinotrans Ltd.

    Mr Qin Huang, Board Secretary, China Shenhua Energy Company Limited

    Professor Roger King, Director, Center for Asia Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Dr Grant Kirkpatrick, Deputy Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

    Mr Ben Mathews BA (Hons.) FCIS, Company Secretary and Global Head of Secretarial Services, Rio Tinto plc

    Mr Hakeem Ogunniran FCIS, Managing Director/CEO UACN Property Development Company Plc

    Dr Yaga Ramesh Konda Reddy, Founder Trustee & Head, Academy of Corporate Governance

    Ms Edith Shih FCIS FCS(PE)
Head Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Hutchison Whampoa Limited

    Dr R I (Bob) Tricker, founder-editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review

    Mr Peter Turnbull FCIS, Treasurer, Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Mr Jun Yao FCIS FCS, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Ping An Insurance (Group)

    About Corporate Secretaries International Association

    Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified Chartered Secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance.

    CSIA, a Geneva-registered trade body, was established in March 2010. It formed to give a global voice to corporate secretaries and governance professionals throughout the world. CSIA Member organisations include national/territorial representative organisations from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa, UK/Ireland, the US and Zimbabwe.

    Additional Information Available on the Web

    To find out more about CSIA, please visit:

    www.csiaorg.com

    For more information on the conference, see the conference Web page at:

    http://www.icgc2011.com/english

    For more information on the press release contact: Natasha Pamplin-Bailey

    Gedy Communications

    BEIJING

    TEL: (+86) 10- 5128 0868 FAX: (+86) 10- 8559 7949 E-mail: natasha@gedyinc.com 

  • 14 Jan 2011 2:44 PM | CSIA (Administrator)

    14 Jan. 2011, Hong Kong -- April Chan, President, Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) addressed the opening ceremony of the 9th China Corporate Governance Forum, held in Shanghai on 18 December 2010.

    The Forum was organised by Shanghai Stock Exchange to highlight and discuss corporate governance issues in China and was supported by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chinese capital and securities markets.

    Other luminaries who addressed the Forum included Shang Fulin, Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Han Zheng, Mayor of Shanghai, Meng Jianmin, Vice Chairman of SASAC, Geng Liang, Chairman of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Richard Alan Boucher, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD.

    CSIA was invited to participate in the Forum as the global organisation that represents those professionals, who work as frontline practitioners of governance such as corporate secretaries, to implement best practice in the governance of corporations.

    "It was a great honour to be invited to address this Forum. It is through participating in such high level events that CSIA can raise its profile among Mainland China regulators and practitioners. This in turn helps CSIA to promote good governance and fulfil its mission as the global voice of corporate secretaries and governance professionals," said Mrs. Chan.

    During her address April noted the achievements China has made in its capital market during the last 20 years. She also introduced CSIA and spoke of its desire to contribute to the professionalization of the board secretary in China.

    Prior to the Forum, CSIA Council Meeting was held on 13 December 2010. April Chan, as the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, was elected as President of CSIA for a second term for 2011. Mrs. Chan is the current Company Secretary of CLP Holdings Limited.

    "I was honoured to be asked to serve as CSIA President again and to contribute to the promotion of the professional status of Chartered /corporate/company and board secretaries globally," said April Chan. In the coming year, CSIA will focus on:

    Lobbying with the World Trade Organisation to introduce a separate Head in the Services Sectoral Classification List for corporate governance, compliance, and secretarial advisory professionals (CGCSA);

      Working with the Global Corporate Governance Forum, a World Bank/ International Financial Corporation initiative to produce a Corporate Secretaries Toolkit for use in multiple jurisdictions. This will provide a baseline curriculum for the concepts and approaches that corporate secretaries must master to be effective in their roles; and

      Staging CSIA's first Corporate Governance Conference in Shanghai during 2011. During the Council meeting the following new members joined CSIA:

      The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (Full member)

      The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (Full member)

      The Institute of Chartered Corporate Secretaries of Sri Lanka (Affiliated member) Corporate Secretaries International Association Council 2011: Honorary Officers: President - April W.Y. Chan (Hong Kong member representative)
Vice President - Vinayak S. Khanvalkar (India member representative) Secretary - Stephen Sadie (South Africa member representative) Treasurer - Peter Turnbull (Australia member representative) Council Members: Deacon M B Adeisa (Nigeria member representative) Janet Ang (Malaysia member representative) Joe Mwangi Mbuthia (Kenya member representative) Pascal Mudzikisi (Zimbabwe member representative) Grace Tan (Singapore member representative) David Wilson (UK/Ireland member representative) About Corporate Secretaries International Association Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA) is dedicated to promoting the values and practices of governance professionals such as qualified Chartered Secretaries, corporate secretaries, company secretaries and board secretaries who are at the frontline of governance. CSIA, a Geneva-registered trade body, was established in March 2010. It formed to give a global voice to corporate secretaries and governance professionals throughout the world. CSIA Member organisations include national/territorial representative organisations from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Southern Africa, UK/Ireland, the US and Zimbabwe. To find out more about CSIA, please visit www.csiaorg.com. For press enquiries, please contact: Ms Gloria Fung / Ms Elaine Cheung T el: +852-2881-6177 Fax: +852-2881-5050 Email: gloria@hkics.org.hk / elaine@hkics.org.hk

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