The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated far-reaching impacts on business and society around the world. Governance is one of the major challenges faced by corporate executives today. Changes in society, increased regulations, pressure from activist shareholders, new business models, globalization, and shifting economic headwinds all contribute to making it more difficult for boards to respond effectively with the right corporate governance practices.

VCCircle brings a comprehensive Hybrid Masterclass on Measurable Corporate Governance to facilitate effective, entrepreneurial, and prudent management that can deliver the company's long-term success.

The Board Leadership Masterclass is developed in close collaboration with leading chairs and key players from the top of the Indian corporate world. The curriculum is built around challenging situations facing the chairman and the board, presented through case stories based on real-life events.

Why You Should Attend?

  • The current state and direction of global best practices in corporate governance
  • Implementing and embedding best practices within your organization /institution
  • How to structure board committees, institutional policies and procedures to conform to international requirements and expectations
  • How to communicate governance procedures to outside stakeholders including shareholders, governments and communities
  • Implementing governance directives within the management of the institution
  • Analyzing the governance of other institutions
  • Governance as a competitive edge
  • Identifying and maximizing the financial benefit from improved corporate governance and procedures

Who Should Attend?

  • Chairman
  • Non-Executive Directors / Executive Directors
  • Family Business Owners
  • Founders of Start-ups
  • CEO / COO
  • Director / Managing Directors
  • Chief Internal Auditor
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Head of Compliance
  • Head of Finance / CFO
  • Head of Fraud & Inspection
  • Legal Head /Director
  • HR Directors
  • Secretary to Boards
  • Company Secretaries
  • Audit Committee Chairs & Members
  • Regulators
  • Corporate Governance Professionals


1:00 PM onwards
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


  • 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM

    Welcome Address

  • 2:05 PM – 3:30 PM

    The changing external context

    • Shifting power balance among the US, Europe, China and the Middle East.
    • Approvals of acquisitions and strategy issues like those of Facebook and Amazon.
    • Adaptation to digitization.

    Decisions only the board must make:

    • What high-quality decision-making looks like
    • The three main forms of decision-making delegation
    • The role of committees
    • Delegating to the management team
    • Subsidiaries and Special Purpose Vehicles
    • Boards can take help from anyone, but they only should finally make them, and they should be accountable for them.

    by Dr. Ram Charan, Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards, Bestselling Author

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

    Special Address

  • 3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

    Directors to be on the cutting edge of relevant information and knowledge. Need for independent information.

    • Director Effectiveness as a key feature of board effectiveness
    • Director selection
    • Director competencies – getting the best team into place
    • Director attributes – knowledge, skills, experience, independence and diversity
    • Director induction, development and succession planning
    • Identifying danger signals
    • Director remuneration rules and disclosure
    • Staying current and vital
    • Board and management partnership and board independence at the same time.

    By Dr. Ram Charan, Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards, Bestselling Author

1:00 PM onwards
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


  • 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Helping the CEO perform better. Balancing short-term and long-term.

    Detecting signs of CEO failure. Why boards fail?  

    Board roles and relationships
    Tone from the top
    Culture, values and behaviours
    Ethical leadership
    Case Discussion
    by Dr. Ram Charan, Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards, Bestselling Author

  • 3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

    Special Address

  • 3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

    A competency framework for governance

    • Introduction to Measurable Governance
    • Why is it important?
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Accountability
    • Structures & Compliance
    • Evaluation

    Establishing an effective ‘Advisory cabinets’

    • What an advisory cabinet is and is not
    • Why the use of advisory cabinets needs to pick up steam?
    • How to choose the composition of advisory cabinets at a given point in time
    • How to find and attract advisory cabinet members
    • How to work with an advisory cabinet to have measurable results

    by Dr. Ram Charan, Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards, Bestselling Author



Dr. Ram Charan

Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards, Bestselling Author

Dr. Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. In his work with companies including GE, Bank of America, Novartis, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, UST Global, Fast Retailing (Uniqlo), Longfor and two of the four largest digital companies in China, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing envi-ronment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable — the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.

Former Chairman of GE Jack Welch says Ram “has the rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it in a quiet, effective way without destroying confidences,” while Ivan Seidenberg, the former CEO of Verizon, calls Ram his “secret weapon.”

Ram has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs, and has served on the boards of Hindalco in India, Emaar, Austin Industries, Tyco Electronics, and Fischer and Porter. His newest book, Talent Wins, co-authored with Dominic Barton and Dennis Carey (Harvard Business Review Press, March 2018), is a guide to radically rethinking the management of talent, because human capability is the ultimate determinant of a company’s success. Especially in this digital age.

Ram has authored over 25 books since 1998 that have sold over 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Three of his books were Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including Execution, which he co-authored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy in 2002, which spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He also has written for publications includ-ing Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive and USA TODAY.

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