Director independence and board effectiveness

The final panel looked at how true independence of directors is key to building an efficient and high-performing boards, which is at the heart of sound corporate governance.

Keynote

Ralf Bose

Chairman, CEAOB

Setting the right tone at the top and having a strong corporate culture is key for audit quality. Audit is not just a business but rather a public duty.

Ralf Bose

Moderator

Sorana Baciu

President, Independent Directors Association

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Panel

Carmine Di Noia

Commissioner, CONSOB & Deputy Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, OECD

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Panel

Gian Piero Cigna

Associate Director, Senior Counsel, Corporate Governance, EBRD

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Panel

Jan Wesseldijk

Board Member, NCD & Chair, ecoDa

Corporate governance is not a science, but rather, an art, a living argument which is based on discussions, our own perceptions and intelligence.

Gian Piero Cigna

Panel

Merima Zupcevic Buzadzic

Corporate Governance Lead for the Europe and Central Asia, IFC

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Unless we leave time for boards to do business, we may end up transforming them into a mere compliance exercise.

Carmine Di Noia