Conference: Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets - How to Gain the Competition for Investors


September 24 and 25, 2015 in Leipzig


Welcome

Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets - How to gain the Competition for Investors

The Center for Corporate Governance at HHL and the IFC hosted the conference ‘Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets - How to gain the Competition for Investors?’ on September 24 and 25 in Leipzig, Germany.
The conference brought together senior practitioners in corporate governance and aimed to find answers for improved conditions for emerging market companies and institutions.

Leading international experts from governance organizations with relevance to emerging markets and the relevant investor groups discussed how corporate governance impacts firm performance and economic development, and the role of legal, economic and political institutions in shaping corporate governance systems in emerging markets.

We thank all of our guests and participants who shared an exciting conference with us.

Conference on Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets - How to Gain the Competition for Investors

Date

September 24 and 25, 2015

Location

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Schmalenbach Building
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig
Germany

Conference Language

English

Organizing Committee

Chair: Prof. Christian Strenger (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
Alexey Volynets (IFC Environment, Social and Governance Department)



Conference Speakers

Representatives from different organizations in emerging markets such as institutions, scholars and regulators

Number of participants

60

Conference Fees

Dependent on participant's status and attended events

Program

The conference started with an international keynote speech on OECD principles and their relevance for emerging markets by Mats Isaksson, Head of Corporate Affairs, OECD. The keynote speech was followed by several talks discussing how corporate governance impacts firm performance and economic development, as well as the role of legal, economic and political institutions in shaping corporate governance systems in emerging markets.

Thursday, September 24 (9 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.)

Welcome and Introduction
09:00 a.m.Prof. Andreas Pinkwart (Dean of HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
Darrin Hartzler (Global Manager, Global CG Group, IFC)
Prof. Christian Strenger (Academic Director,
Center for Corporate Governance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
Keynote Speech
09:15 a.m.The 2015 revision of the OECD Principles and their relevance for Emerging Markets
Mats Isaksson (Head of Corporate Affairs, OECD)
Panel I: The decisive factors to get the edge in Governance for Emerging Markets
10:00 a.m.Chair: George Dallas (Policy Director of ICGN, London)
10:15 a.m.Board quality, independence and effectiveness
Prof. Melsa Ararat (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
Anne Molyneux (BIAC Representative to the OECD)
Mike Lubrano (Managing Director, Cartica Capital Washington)
11:15 a.m.Coffee Break - Networking
11:45 a.m.Transparency, conflicts of interest and related party transactions
Mats Isaksson (Head of Corporate Affairs, OECD)
Prof. Sushil Khanna (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
Sandra Guerra (EM Representative Brazil)
12:45 p.m.Lunch Break
02:00 p.m.Controlled companies and shareholder rights issues
Dr. Niraj Gupta (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs)
Prof. Sangin Park (Seoul National University)
Prof. Marc Rapp (Center for Corporate Governance,
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
03:00 p.m.Auditing, Compliance and Risk management (incl. political risks) issues
Ansie Ramalho EM Representative (South Africa) 
Joanne Henstock (Director, EY Africa, Professional Practice Group)
Prof. Henning Zülch (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management) 
04:00 p.m.Concluding Remarks for Panel I
George Dallas (Policy Director of ICGN, London
04:15 p.m.Coffee Break - Networking
Panel II: Satisfying the Regulators – how much do they really care about governance and how effective is enforcement?
05:15 p.m.Stilpon Nestor (Founder and Director of Nestor Advisors)
Dr. Nik Ramlah Mahmood (Deputy Head of Securities Commission Malaysia)
Conference Dinner
07:00 p.m.Alter Ratskeller zu Leipzig

Friday, September 25 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

Panel III: The Governance expectations of key investor groups
09:00 a.m.Chair: Prof. Christian Strenger (Academic Director, Center for Corporate Governance, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
09:15 a.m.Public Bodies and Sovereign Wealth Funds
Darrin Hartzler (Global Manager, Global CG Group, IFC)
Hubertus von Plettenberg (KfW/DEG)
Representatives of Sovereign Wealth Funds
Mike Lubrano (Managing Director, Cartica Capital, Washington)
10:15 a.m.Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.Pension Funds and Mutual Funds
Amra Balic (European Head, Blackrock)
Hans-Christoph Hirt (Executive Director, Hermes)
David Shammai (Senior Corporate Governance Specialist, APG)
Asoka Wöhrmann (CIO of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management)
Concluding Discussion: Matching the interest of emerging markets companies and investors
11:45 a.m.Dr. Lutz Raettig (Chairman Morgan Stanley Germany)
Representatives from investors, companies and countries
01:00 p.m.Lunch

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