TUESDAY, 28TH OCTOBER, 2014
GLOBAL BUSINESS MEET
Venue: House of Lords- UK Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 1LR
– Cholmondeley Room & Terrace
1130 - 1430 hrs

ARRIVAL OF GUESTS 1145 hrs
Welcome Address The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma | Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy & Climate Change, Govt of UK 1200 hrs

Baroness Verma was born in Punjab, India, moving to the UK with her parents at the age of one. She attended local schools and university in Leicester for psychology and business. A successful business woman Lady Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000, she changed her business to the service sector and went into auxiliary care. She joined Conservative Party in 1999. In 2006, she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 – 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 General Election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC in September 2012, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills.

Opening Remarks Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd) | President, Institute of Directors, India

Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd) is President of the ‘Institute of Directors’ and of the ‘World Environment Foundation’ (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialized in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive training in various manufacturing concerns in France, UK, USSR and Japan. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College and College of Defence Management.

Lt Ahluwalia is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of a large number of foreign and Indian professional engineering and management institutions. He was chairman of the ‘Institution of Engineers (INDIA)’, President of ‘Delhi Management Association’. He has also been on the Board of Governors of ‘Engineering staff College of India’, ‘Quality Council of India’ (QCI), ‘All India Management’ (AIMA), and many other quality and environment certification bodies.

Keynote Address Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt | Chair, UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt is the chair of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the business-led organisation that works with the British government to promote bilateral trade between the UK and India.

Patricia had a long and distinguished career in politics and government, including as the longest-serving Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the last fifty years. In that role, she made India her top international priority, believing - as she said in 2002 - that India was rapidly becoming 'the world's most exciting knowledge-driven economy'. She also served in Tony Blair's government as Cabinet Minister for Women (2001 - 2005) and Secretary of State for Health (2005 - 2007).

Special Address Atul Chauhan | Chancellor, Amity University, India

Mr. Chauhan has emerged as a leading Educationist. He is the President of the non-profit Ritnand Balved Education Foundation and the Chancellor of Amity University. He is also the CEO of the AKC Group of Companies which now has worldwide interests in the fields of Petrochemicals, Healthcare and Technology.

Amity is one of the leading private education groups of India with over 100,000 students all in high tech campuses with 5 million sq.ft. built up area, over 3,500 faculty, and 8 world class global campuses. Amity University is ranked as a leading private university in India and has 'A' grade accreditation by NAAC. His various institutions like Amity Business School, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity School of Engineering and Amity Law School are consistently ranked amongst the top ten in India. Recently, Amity th University, Dubai was ranked 5 in UAE by Forbes, UAE. Mr. Chauhan is a Member of the official UGC Expert Committee to re-engineer how the Government of India funds Universities and to better it. Born and brought up in Germany, Mr. Chauhan is a brilliant scholar who had his schooling at Frankfurt International School and higher education in the field of Engineering and Finance from University College, London and London School of Economics, after which he took on the responsibility of heading the London Office.

Special Address Dr R Seetharaman | Group Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank, Qatar

Dr. R. Seetharaman (www.seetharaman.org), Group Chief Executive Officer of Doha Bank, is a recipient of multiple doctorates from leading universities of the world, including a Doctorate in Global Governance by European University and Doctorate of Laws by Washington College. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds certificates in IT Systems and Corporate Management. He has been named “Best CEO in Middle East” and “World Leader Business Person” and is a recipient of “The Gullands Excellence Award as a Phenomenal Banker”. A regular commentator on international finance in global media outfits such as BBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, Sky News, ABC, and Bloomberg, he has transformed Doha Bank as one of the best performing Banks in the Middle East region.

Special Address Nikhil Sahni | Senior President, Govt Relationship Management, Yes Bank

Nikhil Sahni is Senior President & Country Head - Government Relationship Management & Strategic Advisory at YES BANK. He is responsible for managing the Bank's relationships with Central Government, State Governments Central & State PSUs and other affiliates. Nikhil also leads the Strategic Government Advisory function which focuses on Advisory and Business Development opportunities from State Governments, complementing the GRM team in generating more business opportunities around the Government ecosystem, and increasing strategic Relationship Networks with Central & State government and other related stakeholders and build traction across the key knowledge sectors in the form of PPP Project Mandates.

Nikhil has 15 years of experience across Wholesale Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, Retail & Branch Banking, Business Banking, Corporate Sales & Corporate Strategy. Prior to handling these important Government functions, he was heading the Branch Banking function at YES BANK. Nikhil was responsible for managing and executing strategic initiatives at Rabo India Finance before joining YES BANK as one of its first employees. Prior to Rabo India, he was a part of the Corporate Planning team of Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd. Nikhil completed his post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Business Lunch Address Hon Angad Paul | Group Chief Executive Officer, Caparo Group Plc. UK

The Hon. Angad Paul joined Caparo in 1992. In 1993 he launched Caparo in India, and in 1999 chaired the company’s engineering division. He became Chief Executive of Caparo in 2002.

Under his tenure, Caparo has grown from $450m sales to $1.5bn, moving from the manufacture of steel and engineering products to value added components, energy and financial services. He has also expanded the group into the Middle East and Poland, adding to the UK, North America and India. He graduated from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Boston, USA where he received a BSc in Economics.

Business Meet Address Dr Gurdial Singh Sandhu | Secretary (Financial Services), Ministry of Finance , GoI

Shri Gurdial Singh Sandhu belongs to the Rajasthan cadre of the Indian Administrative Services. He joined the service in 1980. He has post graduate qualifications in Commerce. Dr. Sandhu has served as a Principal Secretary in Rajasthan’s Urban Development Ministry. He also held the position of CMD of Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation, Jaipur. In the past, Dr. Sandhu has also served as the MD of Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RICCO).

Guest of Honour Hon’ble Meenakshi Lekhi | Member Parliament for New Delhi, India

She is Member of parliament in Lok Sabha from New Delhi and Member of New Delhi Municipal Council Meenakshi Lekhi is a strong, outspoken leader with sharp intelligence, political sensibilities, workhorse habits, and persistence in pursuing her agenda. She touts herself as an aggressive fighter,and openly savors the tough thrust and parry of political campaigning. In private, she's reputed to be much warmer and friendlier than her public persona would suggest. She commands the respect and loyalty of many across legal social and political circles.

After completing graduation from Hindu College, Delhi , Meenakshi joined Campus Law Centre-I, Delhi University for LL.B. degree. She was enrolled in 1990 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing at the Supreme Court of India , Delhi High Court ,other Courts, Tribunals and Forums on regular basis in Delhi and other parts of the country. She has argued wide variety of matters such as Bails, Revisions, Trials, Appeals, Criminal Writs, Murder References, Prevention of Corruption Act/Official Secrets Act/Customs Act/FERA prosecutions, Domestic Violence & Family Law disputes.As a social activist Meenakshi have been closely associated with NCW, NIPCID, SAKSHI,WTI, AIWC, Sampurna & CSR on the issues relating to women’s and children’s right. She has conducted various lectures at NHRC and gender training programme with various Ministries. She has been in NCW’s special committee, Chairperson of Special Task Force on Women Empowerment, Vice Chairperson of JPM, Blind School, New Delhi & Jt. Secretary, Blind Relief Association.

Chief Guest Hon'ble Nirmala Sitharaman | Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs , Govt. of India

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman was born on 18th August 1959 in the temple town of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She did her masters in Economics from JNU, New Delhi. Indo European Textile Trade was the focus of her draft Ph.D. thesis. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman served as a Senior Manager (Research and Analysis) with Price Waterhouse, London and also briefly worked with BBC World Service. Later she served as the Dy. Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Hyderabad and the foundation of 'Pranava', a reputed school in Hyderabad. She was a member of the National Commission for Women from 2003-05, and instrumental in voicing various issues of women empowerment.

She joined BJP in 2008, and was made a member of the National Executive. She was nominated as party spokesperson in March 2010. She was inducted in the Union of India's Cabinet by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 26th May 2014. She was made a Minister of State (Independent charge) for Commerce and Industry. In addition she was also made Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

Concluding Remarks

Global Business Meet
Investors Working Together - Experiences Challenges and Opportunities (Includes series of short speeches, and one-to-one business promotion meeting opportunities)
LUNCH 1330 - 1430 hrs
SPECIAL SESSION – ‘CORPORATE INTEGRATED REPORTING’ 1700 - 2000 hrs
Venue : The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
ICAEW, Chartered Accountants' Hall, Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA

Arrival & Registration

Welcome Address

1700 - 1730 hrs

1730 - 1800 hrs

Panel Discussion ‘Integrated Reporting : An Emerging Global Trend’ 1800 : 1900 hrs
Chair & Moderator Andrew Ratcliffe | Deputy President, ICAEW

Andrew is an audit engagement partner with PwC and has spent his career leading a variety of large international audit engagements. He has wide experience in a range of industries and across borders. In the course of his career, he has carried out a variety of other work including supporting management buy-outs, IPOs and other transactions, risk assessment and control effectiveness, investigations for regulators and expert witness work.

In the late 1990s, he was a member of the UK firm’s Board and was subsequently elected to PwC’s Global Board, which oversees our international network. He was the Chairman of that Board from 2001 to 2005. For the past four years, he has been Chairman of the Technical Strategy Board of the ICAEW and a member of its Board and Council. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Audit and Assurance Faculty. Andrew graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 having read mathematics.

Panelists Neil Stevenson | Brand Director, IIRC

Neil Stevenson has nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance sectors. At the IIRC, he leads on developing a strong global brand for Integrated Reporting. His remit includes leading on key institutional relationships. Neil was involved in the communications group that established the brand in 2010 and subsequently served on the IIRC Working Group which provided guidance on the development of the IIRC as a global organization and the International Framework. He therefore has long-standing insight into the work of IIRC and how its brand can be developed to support adoption of worldwide. Through his working experience and his work with the IIRC, Neil has extensive links to organizations who are well placed to influence the market at all levels and across stakeholder groups. Neil has previously worked in senior marketing and brand roles at ACCA and PwC, with responsibilities including oversight of policy and thought leadership. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds and is a member of CIM.

Panelists Veronica Poole FCA | Senior Accounting Technical Partner, Deloitte

Veronica is a Senior Accounting Technical Partner at Deloitte. Veronica is the UK National Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting and the DTTL Global IFRS Leader. She is also a member of the UK Accounting Council, the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury, CBI Companies Committee and the Hundred Group Financial Reporting Committee. Veronica's publications, among others, include: iGAAP 2014: A Guide to IFRS Reporting and City and Financial publication 'Practical Guide to Full Fair Value Accounting for Financial Instruments'.

Panelists Kathryn Cearns FCA | Consultant Accountant

Kathryn is a freelance consultant on corporate reporting and governance. For 14 years until August 2014 she was a partner-equivalent at Herbert Smith Freehills, the international law firm, where she was the firm’s Consultant Accountant. Before that she was a project director at the Accounting Standards Board. She is the Chairman of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury, which advises the UK government on public sector financial reporting.

Kathryn is also a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty Board.

Panelists Alan Teixeira | Technical Director, IASB

Dr Alan Teixeira is Senior Director - Technical Activities at the IFRS Foundation. Alan isresponsible for the research programme, where the major analysis and development of potential new standards will now take place, shaping our future agenda. This work also involves developing our network of national standard-setters and the broader research community. Alan also oversees the staff work of the IFRS Interpretations Committee as well as the important work on disclosure and digital reporting.

Alan joined the IASB in 2005 from the New Zealand Standard-setter, where he led the team responsible for adopting IFRSs into New Zealand. He was the principal on the projects for Management Commentary, Business Combinations, Consolidations and Joint Arrangements. Alan is a member of the IIRC working group and was a member of the task force that developed the International Integrated Reporting Framework that was published in December 2013. Alan is a former academic who has authored accounting texts, research articles and received awards for teaching. As a technical consultant Alan advised leading accounting firms and companies on financial reporting matters.

MoU Signing between ICAEW & IOD, India

1910 hrs

RECEPTION 1910 - 2000 hrs
WEDNESDAY, 29TH OCTOBER, 2014
Venue: Millennium Hotel London, Mayfair
44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
REGISTRATION & WELCOME TEA / COFFEE 0800 - 0845 hrs

Plenary Session I Opening Session 0850 - 1015 hrs
Welcome Address Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd) | President, Institute of Directors, India

Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd) is President of the ‘Institute of Directors’ and of the ‘World Environment Foundation’ (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialized in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive training in various manufacturing concerns in France, UK, USSR and Japan. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College and College of Defence Management.

Lt Ahluwalia is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of a large number of foreign and Indian professional engineering and management institutions. He was chairman of the ‘Institution of Engineers (INDIA)’, President of ‘Delhi Management Association’. He has also been on the Board of Governors of ‘Engineering staff College of India’, ‘Quality Council of India’ (QCI), ‘All India Management’ (AIMA), and many other quality and environment certification bodies.

Special Address S Chakraborty | Chief Executive, Innovative Financial Advisors

S. Chakraborty is the Chief Executive of the organization, who is a seasoned player from the service and the entrepreneurial sector. An ex aviator by profession and qualification and a financial advisor to various institutions. He ventured in the development sector keeping in mind the changes that he wanted to bring about in the social sector, facilitating a shift from the typical charity mode to a more entrepreneurial and accountable mode of social enterprise development, which started after his post tsunami engagement and the realization of the need of the model in India. He is one of the directors in the board of IFA Pvt. Ltd. and Heads the operations of the organization, which primarily ventures into the development of the social enterprise model and bringing about substantive directional changes in the social sector. Also has been the key visionary in the engagement of the organization in African countries addressing the same issues.

Theme Address Professor Paul Boyle FBA FRSE | Vice Chancellor, University of Leicester & Ex Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and President of Science Europe.

Mr. Paul Boyle, OBE has been Chief Audit Officer of Aviva plc since November 2010 and its member of the Group Executive since August 2012. Mr. Boyle served as Chief Executive Officer of Financial Reporting Council from January 2004 to November 2009. Mr. Boyle served as Chief Operations Officer of the Financial Services Authority from 1998 to 2004. He was also with Cadbury Schweppes PLC for 8 years, including a spell as Group Financial Controller and latterly as a Director of Cadbury Limited, with responsibility for Finance, Information Technology, Purchasing and Cocoa Buying. He trained with Coopers & Lybrand, and spent 8 years with Financial Reporting including 2 years in Turkey. His first job in industry was with WH Smith Group plc. He is the Chairman of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, having been appointed as its first Vice-Chair in September 2006. He serves as Director of Financial Reporting Council Ltd. and Financial Services Skills Council. He serves as Member of International Advisory Board at Scottish Development International Ltd. A Scottish trained Chartered Accountant, Mr. Boyle studied at Glasgow University.

Guest of Honour
The Rt Hon Lord Swraj Paul of Marylebone, PC | Founder & Chairman, The Caparo Group Plc , UK

Lord Swaraj Paul is one of the most famous Indian origin entrepreneurs, based in Britain. He is the founder of multinational company Caparo-the UK-based steel and engineering group.

Swraj Paul was born in Jalandhar in 1931. His father ran a small foundry and used to make steel buckets and farming equipments. Swaraj Paul did his graduation from the Punjab University and subsequently obtained a Master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US. After his return to India, Swaraj Paul joined the Apeejay Group, which his father had founded. Destiny took him to London in 1966, where he went for his daughter's Leukemia treatment, and stayed there forever .

Guest of Honour
The Rt Hon Alok Sharma | Member Parliament for Reading West, House of Commons, UK

Elected in 2010 for the Reading West constituency Alok has served as a member of the Commons Science and Technology select committee, a Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Treasury and since 2012 as a Conservative Party Vice Chairman. He is also a member of the Commons Treasury Select Committee and Co-Chairman of Conservative Friends of India.

Prior to entering Parliament, Alok qualified as a chartered accountant with what is now PWC, and then worked for 16 years in senior roles in banking, first with the Japanese firm Nikko Securities and then the Nordic bank SE Banken, advising international corporates and private equity firms on mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, stock exchange listings and restructurings. Alok was born in India and grew up in the UK.

Inaugural Address His Excellency Ranjan Mathai IFS | High Commissioner of India to UK

Mr. Ranjan Mathai joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974. During his nearly 40-year long diplomatic career, he has held positions in the Indian Missions in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels. He served as the Deputy High Commissioner of India in London during 2005-2007. Mr Mathai has served as the Ambassador of India in Israel, Qatar and France. In the Ministry of External Affairs of India, he has held several key positions, including as Head (Joint Secretary) of the Division responsible for India’s relations with Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives.

He was Foreign Secretary of India (August 2011 – July 2013) before taking up his assignment as the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom.

Chairperson's Address The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma | Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy & Climate Change, Govt of UK

Baroness Verma was born in Punjab, India, moving to the UK with her parents at the age of one. She attended local schools and university in Leicester for psychology and business. A successful business woman Lady Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000, she changed her business to the service sector and went into auxiliary care. She joined Conservative Party in 1999. In 2006, she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 – 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 General Election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC in September 2012, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills.

Plenary Session II

Global perspectives on Corporate Governance 1015 - 1115 hrs
Chair Dr. Mohan Kaul | Executive Chairman, Commonwealth Investment Corporation, UK

Dr Mohan Kaul, Chairman, Commonwealth Investment Corporation and Chairman Emeritus of the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) has worked closely with British and African companies to help them set up in India and has led business delegations to India for the past two decades. He works closely with British and Indian government ministers, stakeholders and businesses. He has been a member of the Presidential Advisory Councils of Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria and Zambia. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of British Expertise.

Keynote Address I The Role of CFO in Corporate Governance
Jessica Fries | Executive Chairman, The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S)

"Jessica is Executive Chairman of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), established by The Prince of Wales to “help ensure that we are not battling to meet 21st Century problems with what are, at best, 20th Century decision-making and reporting systems”. While at A4S, Jessica has been responsible for establishing and running the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) during its first 18 months, as well as establishing A4S's CFO Leadership Network and engagement with the capital markets. Previously, Jessica held a number of roles at PwC, most recently leading global activities around integrated reporting. She has extensive experience developing capability frameworks and designing training courses on a range of topics. She is a member of the IIRC’s Board of Directors and Deputy Chairman of its Working Group, a member of the UK Treasury’s Sustainability Reporting Steering Committee.

Jessica is a chartered accountant, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge."

Keynote Address II Global Trends in Corporate Governance: Lessons from the Financial Crisis
Simon Osborne FCIS | Chief Executive, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK

Simon Osborne is Chief Executive and a Fellow of ICSA. He qualified first as a solicitor in 1973. Before taking up his current role, Simon was a freelance governance consultant. In that capacity he acted as the Joint Head of ICSA Board Evaluation, working successfully with companies, UK regulators and other organisations.

Until April 2003 Simon’s career was in the British railway industry as general counsel, company secretary and main board executive director. Simon is immediate past chairman of ICSA’s Company Secretaries Forum, which comprises mainly company secretaries from FTSE 100 companies. He is a member of ICGN.

Keynote Address III Changing face of Global and Corporate Governance
Dr. R. Seetharaman | Group Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank, Qatar

Group Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank has nearly three decades of experience in banking, information technology and consultancy. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds certificates in IT Systems and Corporate Management. He has excelled in handling multi-dimensional functions within the banking sector and has been responsible for two successful mergers. Prior to joining Doha Bank in 2002, Mr. Seetharaman held executive management positions in three banks Oman, handling all domains in banking. He started his professional career with, Price Waterhouse before moving to banking sector.

Keynote Address IV Integrated Reporting: The future of Corporate Reporting
Ian Ball | Board Member & Chairman of the Working Group, Integrated Reporting (IIRC), UK

Ian Ball is Chairman of CIPFA International, a Board member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and chairman of its Working Group.

He was Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) between 2002 and 2013. Prior to this he was Principal of Public Sector Performance (NZ) Ltd. and Professor of Accounting and Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Earlier in his career he was with the New Zealand Treasury as Director of Financial Management Policy and then Central Financial Controller. He has been a member of the New Zealand Accounting Standards Review Board and the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board. He has also served on the OECD’s Senior Budget Officials Working Party.

Interaction with audience
TEA / COFFEE BREAK 1115 - 1145 hrs
Plenary Session III

Corporate Governance : Boardroom Leadership
  • Empowering the board : board leadership and culture
  • Future of the strategic board – shared leadership issues
  • Engaging stakeholders strategically, to advance organizational objectives
  • Brand building, Governance, Risk and Compliance framework
  • Driving Quality in the Boardroom: To make boards to LEAD
1145 - 1300 hrs
Chair & Moderator Lord Michael Hastings | Baron Hastings of Scarisbrick, CBE, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International

Michael joined KPMG in 2006 and represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship Committee of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is a Board Director of the Global Reporting Initiative. Since 2009, he has served on several of WEF's Global Agenda Councils, including Diversity and Talent, the Next Generation and the Role of Business. In 2012, he was named Vice Chairman of the Global Agenda Council – the Future of Civil Society. Michael is Chairman of Millennium Promise UK and a member of the global Millennium Promise Board. He also represents KPMG on BiTC's International Leadership Board. Michael is a non-executive Director of British Telecom and a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation.

He was a leading advisor to the Chatham House enquiry into the Future Role of the UK in Foreign Affairs. Michael sits on the Council of the Overseas Development Institute in the UK and the Centre for Global Development in the US. In 2011, he became a Vice President of UNICEF and is President of ZANE - a development aid agency focused on Zimbabwe.

Special Address Promoting ethical businesses and growing economies through effective Boardroom Leadership
Helen Brand OBE | Chief Executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Helen Brand is the chief executive of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post she has held since 1 September 2008. Under Helen’s direction, ACCA offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Helen has a keen focus on global relationship management for ACCA, and is particularly interested in the development of the accountancy profession in emerging economies. Helen has considerable experience and knowledge of the 180 markets in which ACCA currently operates, and has worked closely with IFAC (the International Federation of Accountants) in an advisory capacity.

Helen served on the Supervisory Board of the Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) forum and is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Helen was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2011 for services to accountancy.

Special Address Nurturing Leadership : Driving Quality in the Boardroom
Atul Temurnikar | Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore

Mr Temurnikar is the Co-Founder of the Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation, which has pioneered Indian education in South East Asia. He heads the management of the Foundation and its initiatives as Chairman (Administrative Board), and oversees its various campuses worldwide. He continues as Director of several IT companies in Singapore and India, and has served IBM Singapore as Country Manager.

Panelists Saleh Janeeh | Head-Operational Excellence, Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE

Saleh Janeeh (Senior Manager: Quality Assurance & Business Excellence) addressed the conference delegates, who had gathered to learn more about how to apply for the awards and the assessment procedures involved. In his presentation, Janeeh outlined the key elements behind DUBAL's sustained success since the company's inception in 1979 - from visionary leadership; through translating a sustainable corporate strategy into objectives and achievable business plans; to a corporate culture where solid governance, strong values, a partnership approach and a commitment to continuous improvement have enabled uncompromised excellence.

Panelists Dr Sabine Dembkowski | Managing Partner, Better Boards Ltd., London

Sabine is a leading consultant, executive coach and board advisor. She has authored more than 100 articles in German and English about international best practise in executive coaching, leadership and behavioural aspects of board performance. After her doctoral research in Bristol Sabine worked for AT Kearney and Monitor Company in London before setting up The Coaching Centre and Better Boards www.better-boards.com . Amongst her clients are some of the most admired and globally recognised companies from DAX30 organisations, the Financial Services industry, Private Equity firms and Professional Services firms.

Sabine holds a degree in business studies and a Ph.D. from Bristol Business School and is certified in numerous psychometric tests and qualified as a business coach in the US, the UK and Germany. She is part of the Executive Coach team at London Business School and a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Interaction with audience
LUNCH BREAK 1300 - 1345 hrs
Plenary Session IV

The Role of the Board in Promoting Sustainability
  • Board’s Role : strategy formulation, performance monitoring, risk management and planning
  • Passive boards : fear of diversity and conflicts & eliminating board dys – function
  • Initiatives for Building a sustainability paradigm for inclusive growth
  • Future of the Strategic Board
1345 - 1500 hrs
Chair & Moderator Maxine Mawhinney | BBC TV News Anchor & Presenter, UK

BBC News Anchor and broadcaster Maxine Mawhinney is an award winning international journalist. In a career spanning more that 30 years she has reported from around the globe. As Ireland Bureau Chief for Sky News based in Belfast she covered one of the most turbulent periods in the Troubles. As Asian News Editor for Reuters TV based in Tokyo she covered among other stories the assassination of Ragiv Ghandi and floods in Bangladesh. As Washington correspondent for British breakfast tv she covered the Clinton presidency, OJ Simpson, Waco siege, Oklahoma bomb among other stories. She was the sole anchor on duty at the BBC during the night of the death of Diana Princess of Wales, bringing the news to a global audience on BBC World TV as it unfolded.

Maxine Mawhinney currently presents the BBC 1 National News Bulletins and also works on the BBC News Channel. She is also a presenter of Dateline London which can be seen on BBC World TV.

Special Address Doing Well by Doing Good
Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt | Chair, UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt is the chair of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the business-led organisation that works with the British government to promote bilateral trade between the UK and India.

Patricia had a long and distinguished career in politics and government, including as the longest-serving Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in the last fifty years. In that role, she made India her top international priority, believing - as she said in 2002 - that India was rapidly becoming 'the world's most exciting knowledge-driven economy'. She also served in Tony Blair's government as Cabinet Minister for Women (2001 - 2005) and Secretary of State for Health (2005 - 2007).

Special Address Board's Role on Sustainability: A Guiding Principle of doing Business Globally
Dr. Santrupt Misra | CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group HR, Aditya Birla Group, India

Dr. Santrupt Misra is CEO, Carbon Black Business and Director, Group Human Resources for the Aditya Birla Group. He is a Director in several Aditya Birla Group companies and other professional bodies.

Dr. Misra has over 28 years of experience in Education, Training, Consulting and Executive Development and has had prior professional work experience with the J.K. Group, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Unilever, India. He holds two postgraduate degrees – In Political Science & in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. He has two PhDs, from India and UK, in Public Administration and Industrial Relations, respectively.

Panelists Tim Balcon | Chief Executive, Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), UK

Tim Balcon is Chief Executive of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). With solid expertise on professional skills and growing organisations, Tim is leading IEMA towards achieving its ambitions.

He is an experienced Chief Executive and has led previous organisations from start-up to rapid growth through to high performance in the energy, utility and education sectors. He was previously Chief Executive of Energy and Utility Skills (EU Skills Group) which includes the National Skills Academy for Power. As well as his position as Chief Executive of IEMA, he is also currently a non-executive member of OfQUAL and has held previous appointments including Chief Executive of GWINTO (Gas and Water Industries Training Organisation), non-executive position at Aston University Engineering Academy, and is a past President of the Institute of Water.

Panelists S Y Siddiqui | Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

Mr. S.Y. Siddiqui did his BA (HONS) in Social Work and Post Graduation in HRM from Jamia Millia University, N. Delhi and has a career track of around 29 years in the HR Function of top Indian corporates as well as MNCs such as : a) Escorts Ltd. b) DCM Group c) New Holland Tractors India

Widely traveled abroad, he has handled global and multi culture HR issues in highly competitive business environment in India & Europe. He is thus well-versed on Global HR Policies, Systems & Processes. He has the unique experience of working Multi Culture – Multi Nationalities i.e. Indians, Japanese, Koreans, Italians, Britishers, Americans & others.

Panelists Jon Williams | Partner - Sustainability & Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jon co-leads the corporate team within PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice, offering market-leading strategy, transformation, operations, risk management and reporting solutions to companies. He has a particular focus on issues relating to climate change, biodiversity, water and poverty alleviation. His clients include financial institutions in both developed and developing economies, and companies in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare, energy and mining sectors. Prior to joining PwC, Jon worked for HSBC for 21 years, with a variety of banking roles in Europe and Asia, most recently as Head of Group Sustainable Development. Jon developed and implemented HSBC’s sustainability risk strategy and their sustainable business strategy, with a focus on lending and investments related to climate change, forestry and microfinance.

Jon co-chairs the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) GCF Working Group, acts as an Expert Adviser to a major European Bank and was also Project Adviser to the World Economic Forum Energy Access Partnership. He previously chaired the Equator Principles, the global benchmark for banks to manage social and environmental issues in project finance, and chaired the Climate Principles, a framework for the finance sector to respond to climate change.

Panelists Claudine Blamey, Chair | Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, UK

Claudine is responsible for developing and integrating Stewardship strategy for The Crown Estate, which manages a £8 billion property portfolio for the benefit of the nation. The Crown Estate is one of the UK's most diverse property businesses encompassing urban, rural and marine assets and contributes significant sums to the UK economy as well as supporting just under 100,000 jobs.

Prior to joining The Crown Estate, Claudine worked for SEGRO as Head of Sustainability and, before that, was Director of Corporate Responsibility at British Land where she was responsible for developing and integrating sustainability strategy across the business.

Interaction with audience
Plenary Session V

Corporate Fraud, Audit & Vigil Mechanism
  • Boundary spanning leadership : Building a resilient business for uncertain times
  • Exploring risk reduction strategies for brand corporate building and fraud prevention
  • Why corporate frauds continue, inspite of Establishing effective Whistle Blower policies, and protecting the whistle blowers
  • Incorporating Risk Centric Internal Audit System.
  • Leveraging checks & balances for improved vigilance in reporting
1500 - 1615 hrs
Chair & Moderator Anthony Harbinson | FCCA, President, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and former Chair, (CCAB), UK

Anthony is the Director of Safer Communities for the Northern Ireland Department of Justice, responsible for the resourcing, policy and legislative framework for reducing offending, as well as policing and community safety within Northern Ireland. He joined the Civil Service after spending the best part of 15 years working in the Health Service, where he held a number of Director Roles in organisations such as Acute Secondary Care Trusts, Primary Care and the Ambulance Service.

Anthony is also the immediate past Chairman of the UK Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) the umbrella group of British and Irish chartered professional accountancy bodies.

Special Address Implementing Reporting Mechanisms for the growing risk of fraud & corruption
Andrew Ratcliffe | Deputy- President, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) & Sr Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Andrew is an audit engagement partner with PwC and has spent his career leading a variety of large international audit engagements. He has wide experience in a range of industries and across borders. In the course of his career, he has carried out a variety of other work including supporting management buy-outs, IPOs and other transactions, risk assessment and control effectiveness, investigations for regulators and expert witness work.

In the late 1990s, he was a member of the UK firm’s Board and was subsequently elected to PwC’s Global Board, which oversees our international network. He was the Chairman of that Board from 2001 to 2005. For the past four years, he has been Chairman of the Technical Strategy Board of the ICAEW and a member of its Board and Council. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Audit and Assurance Faculty. Andrew graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 having read mathematics.

Special Address Global Corruption and its Impact on Business
Dr Robert Barrington | Executive Director, Transparency International UK

Andrew is an audit engagement partner with PwC and has spent his career leading a variety of large international audit engagements. He has wide experience in a range of industries and across borders. In the course of his career, he has carried out a variety of other work including supporting management buy-outs, IPOs and other transactions, risk assessment and control effectiveness, investigations for regulators and expert witness work.

In the late 1990s, he was a member of the UK firm’s Board and was subsequently elected to PwC’s Global Board, which oversees our international network. He was the Chairman of that Board from 2001 to 2005. For the past four years, he has been Chairman of the Technical Strategy Board of the ICAEW and a member of its Board and Council. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Audit and Assurance Faculty. Andrew graduated from Cambridge University in 1976 having read mathematics.

Panelists Dr. A S Durga Prasad | President, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

CMA Dr. A.S. Durga Prasad is an accomplished executive with over 37 years’ experience in financial and cost management in variety of industries. His experience includes financial advisory services, strategies and business development for small and medium industries and providing cost management systems and MIS systems for large number of units.He has been involved in all facets of corporate strategic management, including developing business models, financial structuring, mergers and acquisitions, valuation of companies, capital structuring and advising clients on the future plan related to fund raising.

He has also been involved with a number of public offers and was advisor to a number of companies. He is currently the managing director and chief executive officer of a business process management company and director of a boutique investment banking company. (ANI)

Panelists Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas | Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee, United Learning, UK

Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas is a renowned thinker and author. He is author of Transforming Knowledge Management, Transforming Public Services, Talent Management 2, Winning Companies; Winning People and Developing Directors, and an experienced Corporate Director, Audit Chair and Board Chairman. He has been the vision holder of successful transformation programmes and has held public sector board appointments at national and local level. He has helped over 100 boards to improve board and corporate performance and leads the OLJ International Governance Initiative. His academic roles are at the University of Greenwich and as an adjunct visiting professor at Manipal University, India.

Panelists M. P. Vijay Kumar | Chief Financial Officer, Sify Technologies Ltd., India

Vijay Kumar, a rank holder in Chartered Accountancy, is a Cost Accountant and Company Secretary. He joined Sify in 2007 as the Chief Financial Officer and has been a key member of Sify's transformation into a leading Enterprise IT Infra and Services player. In addition to his responsibilities as CFO, he is also a Director on the Board of Sify Technologies Singapore Pte Limited, National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Pace Infocom Pvt Ltd and Thejo Engineering Limited-the first company to be listed in SME Platform "Emerge" of National Stock Exchange (NSE). He was a partner for over 7 years with Yoganandh & Ram, an established firm of Chartered Accountants, Chennai and registered with PCAOB, US, a position he relinquished when he joined Sify. Prior to joining Yoganandh & Ram, he was employed with Sundaram Finance Services Ltd. (SFSL), Chennai, the Investment Banking arm of Sundaram Finance Limited, a top-notch NBFC that provides a wide range of financial services. His responsibilities during his 7 year stint included Head - Investment Banking, Head - Finance, Accounts and Company Secretary. He was Assistant General Manager (IB) & Secretary when the entrepreneurship bug bit and he decided to move to Yoganandh & Ram.

Interaction with audience
TEA / COFFEE BREAK 1615 - 1645 hrs
Plenary Session VI

CSR as a tool for Sustainable Business Development
  • Strategic CSR – Creating shared value
  • Corporate citizenship and social responsibility – Helping achieve the ‘Millennium Development Goals’
  • Social Innovation – The driver of Economic Growth
  • Greening of business and Sustainable consumption
1645 - 1800 hrs
Chair Moderator S. Chakraborty | Chief Executive, Innovative Financial Advisors, India

S. Chakraborty is the Chief Executive of the organization, who is a seasoned player from the service and the entrepreneurial sector. An ex aviator by profession and qualification and a financial advisor to various institutions. He ventured in the development sector keeping in mind the changes that he wanted to bring about in the social sector, facilitating a shift from the typical charity mode to a more entrepreneurial and accountable mode of social enterprise development, which started after his post tsunami engagement and the realization of the need of the model in India. He is one of the directors in the board of IFA Pvt. Ltd. and Heads the operations of the organization, which primarily ventures into the development of the social enterprise model and bringing about substantive directional changes in the social sector. Also has been the key visionary in the engagement of the organization in African countries addressing the same issues.

Special Address Lord Karan Bilimoria | CBE, DL , Founder, Cobra Beer & Chairman Cobra Beer Partnership Ltd, UK

Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors. He is the Founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council, a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, a former Chancellor of Thames Valley University (now the University of West London); he was the youngest University Chancellor in the UK when appointed. In 2014, he was appointed as the 7th Chancellor of the University of Birmingham. Karan is Senior Non-Executive Director of the Booker Group PLC, the FTSE 250 Company of Booker Prize fame; he is one of the first two visiting entrepreneurs at the University of Cambridge; he is a founding member of the Prime Minister of India’s Global Advisory Council. In 2006, Karan Bilimoria was appointed the Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords. In 2008 he was awarded the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman by the President of India. He is an honorary fellow of Sidney Sussex College Cambridge and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young and graduated in law from the University of Cambridge. He is also an alumnus of the Cranfield School of Management, the London Business School and the Harvard Business School.

Panelists Celia Moore | Director Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, EMEA IBM UK & Chair, CSR, Europe

Celia Moore is Manager of Corporate Community Relations at IBM for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She currently manages programs across nearly 30 countries focusing on the ways that innovations in Information Technology can help solve social issues, and she co-ordinates IBM’s Corporate Responsibility across internal disciplines in Europe.

Before joining IBM in 1995, Ms. Moore had extensive experience engaging the corporate sector in social issues and creating public- private partnerships, from various roles in the voluntary sector. She is Vice Chair of CSR Europe and a member of the Board of The European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS).

Panelists Adam Elman | Global Head of Plan A Delivery, Marks and Spencer plc ( M&S)

Adam is Global Head of Delivery for Plan A - Marks & Spencer’s ground-breaking eco/ethical plan. Launched in January 2007 and updated in 2014 (Plan A 2020), it aims to make Marks and Spencer the most sustainable major retailer in the world.
As well as shaping the strategy, he is responsible for driving and reporting on the delivery of Plan A across every part of the business (in 50+ territories worldwide), ensuring that appropriate controls are in place and working with colleagues to manage issues and realise opportunities.

Adam also has responsibility for M&S Energy which one of the UK's largest provider of gas and electricity to homes across the country.

Panelists Anita Longley | Director of Corporate Responsibility, RWE npower and Board Director at Corporate Responsibility Group, UK

Anita Longley is Director of Corporate Responsibility at RWE npower, one of the UK’s leading energy companies. She joined RWE npower in 2002 and was instrumental in setting up the CR Department and developing the company’s CR strategy. Central to Anita’s role is a mandate to bring together different parts of the business, integrating responsible business practice across all levels of the company, working with external stakeholders and to provide strategic advice on social, ethical and environmental issues. She is also responsible for RWE npower’s community investment, its partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and the award winning npower Health through Warmth Scheme. Anita is also responsible for the integration of CR strategy for RWEG, the pan European Generation business.

Anita is a Fellow of the RSA and Board Director of the Corporate Responsibility Group which this year launched the UK’s first professional institute for CR practitioners. In August she was appointed as a NED to the Indian Company, Secure Ltd, to support the development of their CR strategy. Before joining RWE npower Anita held a variety of roles in Whitehall and at the Research Councils. She has participated in a number of charity fund raising activities, including rowing the English Channel and climbing Kilimanjaro.

Panelists Dr. Tatyana Boikova | Associate Professor, European Studies Department, Baltic International Academy, Latvia

Dr. Tatyana Boikova is Associate Professor of Economics at Baltic International Academy and Examiner of the B.Sc. Thesis at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Her academic courses are Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Economics, EU Institutions and Decisions Making, the Economics of the EU. In 2012 she taught at ISC Paris Business School, on Erasmus programme at BEST-Sabel University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and Bern University of Applied Sciences.

Her research interests include the sustainable growth of innovative economies, macroeconomic instability and the business cycles, foreign direct investment and competitiveness of the European economy, monetary and fiscal adjustment, and corporate governance in the knowledge-driven economy. In 2006 as an expert she evaluated BrainBridges Joint European IST Research Programme “Collaborative Technologies”. She participated as a speaker at high-impact international conferences such as World Council for Corporate Governance Conferences on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in London, Vilamoura, Lisbon, Annual Meeting of the Academic Council of the United Nations System in Vienna, World Congress of the International Economic Association in Marrakech, The International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas International Congress in Lille, The World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology International Conference in Paris, The Baltic Association of Science/Technology Parks and Innovation Centres International Conferences in Riga and has refereed international publications.

Panelists Richard Ellis | Director of Group CSR, Alliance Boots

Richard has spent the past 30 years working for a range of Companies on all aspects of the CSR agenda.The early part of his career was spent in Banking before becoming involved in CSR after the Inner City riots of the early 1980s. After this involvement he held CSR related positions at HSBC, TSB, British Aerospace and ran his own CSR consultancy for five years.

In 2003 he joined Boots and became responsible for all the Company’s CSR activities. Following the merger between Boots and Alliance UniChem and the subsequent Private Equity Buy Out he was appointed into his current role.

Interaction with audience
COCKTAIL & NETWORKING 1800 - 1845 hrs
Plenary Session VII

GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARDS NITE

1845 hrs
Introduction Dr. Graham Wilson | Leadership and Organization Development, OXFORD, UK

Dr Graham Wilson is a behavioural scientist and psychotherapist, who writes and speaks on leadership, management, personal, and organisational development. He is an executive confidant and facilitator, conference raporteur, and a lecturer with the Oxfordshire Business and Enterprise School. He is chair of two charities, executive lead for research in the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Coaching division, and project manager for research for the RLSS UK (Royal Life Saving Society).

President Address Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM ( Retd) | President, Institute of Directors, India

Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd) is President of the ‘Institute of Directors’ and of the ‘World Environment Foundation’ (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialized in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive training in various manufacturing concerns in France, UK, USSR and Japan. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College and College of Defence Management.

Lt Ahluwalia is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of a large number of foreign and Indian professional engineering and management institutions. He was chairman of the ‘Institution of Engineers (INDIA)’, President of ‘Delhi Management Association’. He has also been on the Board of Governors of ‘Engineering staff College of India’, ‘Quality Council of India’ (QCI), ‘All India Management’ (AIMA), and many other quality and environment certification bodies.

Welcome Address The Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Needham | Chairman - Global Jury, Golden Peacock Awards, Chairman Advisory Group, Stern UK and Vice Chair, NEC Europe

Sir Richard Needham, 6th Earl of Kilmorey, is a former senior and respected British Conservative Party politician and Government minister. As Member of Parliament from 1979 to 1997, he served as Under-Secretary of State of Northern Ireland between 1985 and 1992, and as Minister of State for Trade between 1992 and 1995. Sir Richard became a Privy Councillor in 1994, knighted in 1997, and has published two books: Honourable Member (1983) and Battling for Peace (1999).
Sir Richard’s current directorships include: Vice Chairman of NEC Europe Ltd, Japan 21st Century Group, Vane Minerals plc. He has also been Vice Chairman of Dyson Appliances Ltd, a director of Smarta Enterprise Ltd. and was a previous Chairman of Avon Rubber plc. Sir Richard currently Chairs the Advisory Council at Stern.

Special Address S Chakraborty | Chief Executive, Innovative Financial Advisors

S. Chakraborty is the Chief Executive of the organization, who is a seasoned player from the service and the entrepreneurial sector. An ex aviator by profession and qualification and a financial advisor to various institutions. He ventured in the development sector keeping in mind the changes that he wanted to bring about in the social sector, facilitating a shift from the typical charity mode to a more entrepreneurial and accountable mode of social enterprise development, which started after his post tsunami engagement and the realization of the need of the model in India. He is one of the directors in the board of IFA Pvt. Ltd. and Heads the operations of the organization, which primarily ventures into the development of the social enterprise model and bringing about substantive directional changes in the social sector. Also has been the key visionary in the engagement of the organization in African countries addressing the same issues.

Special Address Nikhil Sahni | Senior President, Govt Relationship Management, Yes Bank

Nikhil is the President – Branch Banking at YES BANK. He is responsible for delivering the Bank's Business Banking & Retail Banking Liabilities goals. He and his team focus on cross–selling of Wealth Management Insurance products & services, to significantly strengthen client relationships. The team also focuses on acquiring new clients across the 16 identified focus segments. He has nearly 10 years of experience in Corporate Sales, Business Banking, Corporate Strategy, Commercial Banking & Investment Banking. Prior to joining YES BANK, Nikhil was responsible for managing and executing strategic initiatives at Rabo India Finance. Prior to Rabo India, he was a part of the Corporate Planning team of Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd.

Nikhil completed his post graduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 2001 and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Guest of Honour The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma | Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy & Climate Change, Govt of UK

Baroness Verma was born in Punjab, India, moving to the UK with her parents at the age of one. She attended local schools and university in Leicester for psychology and business. A successful business woman Lady Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000, she changed her business to the service sector and went into auxiliary care. She joined Conservative Party in 1999. In 2006, she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 – 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 General Election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC in September 2012, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills.

Guest of Honour The Rt Hon Shailesh Vara MP | Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice, Govt of UK

Shailesh is the Member of Parliament for North West Cambridgeshire and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice with responsibility for the Courts and Legal Aid. Shailesh was first elected to Parliament in 2005 and re-elected in 2010. Whilst in Opposition, he served on the Select Committee for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and in 2006 on the Standing Committee of the Companies Bill, scrutinising the largest Bill ever to go through Parliament. In 2006, Shailesh was appointed Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, a post he held until the 2010 General Election. Following the General Election, Shailesh served as a Government Whip from 2010-2012 and was appointed as Justice Minister in 2013. Shailesh has also introduced two Private Members’ Bills. The first, in 2006, sought to increase the age range for women for compulsory breast cancer screening from the 50-70 age range to 45-75. Whilst the Labour Government of the time did not allow the Bill to progress it did follow the Bill’s lead and moved part-way to meeting the aspirations Shailesh pressed for. The second Private Members’ Bill was in 2007 and it sought to give greater protection to house holders who tried to defend themselves and their property from intruders in their own houses. Again the Labour Government of the time did not allow the Bill to progress. However, the proposals were put into law in 2013 by the Conservative led Coalition Government.

Guest of Honour Hon’ble Meenakshi Lekhi | Member Parliament for New Delhi, India

She is Member of parliament in Lok Sabha from New Delhi and Member of New Delhi Municipal Council Meenakshi Lekhi is a strong, outspoken leader with sharp intelligence, political sensibilities, workhorse habits, and persistence in pursuing her agenda. She touts herself as an aggressive fighter,and openly savors the tough thrust and parry of political campaigning. In private, she's reputed to be much warmer and friendlier than her public persona would suggest. She commands the respect and loyalty of many across legal social and political circles.

After completing graduation from Hindu College, Delhi , Meenakshi joined Campus Law Centre-I, Delhi University for LL.B. degree. She was enrolled in 1990 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing at the Supreme Court of India , Delhi High Court ,other Courts, Tribunals and Forums on regular basis in Delhi and other parts of the country. She has argued wide variety of matters such as Bails, Revisions, Trials, Appeals, Criminal Writs, Murder References, Prevention of Corruption Act/Official Secrets Act/Customs Act/FERA prosecutions, Domestic Violence & Family Law disputes.As a social activist Meenakshi have been closely associated with NCW, NIPCID, SAKSHI,WTI, AIWC, Sampurna & CSR on the issues relating to women’s and children’s right. She has conducted various lectures at NHRC and gender training programme with various Ministries. She has been in NCW’s special committee, Chairperson of Special Task Force on Women Empowerment, Vice Chairperson of JPM, Blind School, New Delhi & Jt. Secretary, Blind Relief Association.

Guest of Honour The Rt Hon Theresa May MP | Secretary of State for the Home Department, Govt. of UK

Theresa had a varied education spanning both the state and private sectors, and both grammar school and comprehensive school. She read Geography at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. She started her career at the Bank of England and went on to hold posts at the Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS) as Head of the European Affairs Unit and Senior Adviser on International Affairs. Theresa has been involved in politics at all levels for many years, starting out stuffing envelopes at her local Conservative Association before going on to be a councillor in the London Borough of Merton from 1986 to 1994. During that time she was Chairman of Education between 1988 and 1990 and Deputy Group Leader and Housing Spokesman between 1992 and 1994. Theresa was elected Member of Parliament for Maidenhead in May 1997. She lives in the constituency and is an active local campaigner. Her local activity has included campaigns to improve the local train service, bring a minor injuries unit to St Marks Hospital, and improve Maidenhead town centre.

She has held several positions within Parliament since 1997. She was a member of the Shadow Cabinet from 1999 to 2010, including as Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. From 2002 to 2003 she was the first female Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Theresa was appointed Home Secretary in May 2010. In this role she is leading the Government’s work to free up the police to fight crime more effectively, secure the borders and reduce immigration, and protect the UK from terrorism. She was also Minister for Women & Equalities from 2010 to 2012.

IOD’s Distinguished
Fellowship & acceptance address
Gopichand P Hinduja | Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group of Companies

Gopichand P Hinduja, fondly known as 'GP' in business circles, is the Co-Chairman of the Hinduja Group of Companies. GP joined the family business in Mumbai in 1959. He was one of the architects of the transformation of the Group from an Indo-Middle East trading operation into a multi-billion dollar transnational conglomerate. His business philosophy is best summarised by the words 'common sense'. A significant business move came when the Group acquired Gulf Oil in 1984, closely followed by the acquisition of the then struggling Indian automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland in 1987, which was the first major NRI investment in India. A remarkable turnaround story for Ashok Leyland has resulted in turnover in excess of US$ 2 billion. GP is also the visionary behind the Group's forays into Power and Infrastructure sectors, spearheading the task of shaping the Group's plan for building 10 GW of power generation capacity in India.

GP graduated from Jai Hind College, Mumbai, in 1959. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Westminster, and Honorary Doctorate of Economics from Richmond College, London.

Leadership Award &
acceptance address
Roshni Nadar | Executive Director and the CEO of HCL Corporation Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Roshni Nadar Malhotra brings a global outlook, strategic vision and passion for social enterprise and institution-building to her varied roles at HCL Corporation and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. As CEO and Executive Director of the HCL Corporation, she is responsible for strategic decisions regarding the overall direction of the Corporation.

The vision and strategy for the HCL brand and the Shiv Nadar Foundation and its related brands are closely guided by her as well.

Padma Shree Shahnaz Husain | CMD, Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies

The Shahnaz Husain story is the story of the spirit of true entrepreneurship. It provides a rare insight into the individual qualities that make one person stand apart from the rest. It is the story of a woman, a first generation entrepreneur, a pioneer, visionary and innovator, who introduced a totally new concept of Ayurvedic Care and Cure worldwide, with universal appeal and application. It is the story of a woman who created a brand and an international market for Ayurvedic beauty and health care. In a world ridden with environmental degradation, Shahnaz Husain opened the windows of the world to Nature and its healing powers, taking the Indian herbal heritage of Ayurveda to every corner of the globe with a crusader’s zeal.

Presentation of Golden Peacock Awards for
Corporate Governance, Sustainability &
Innovation Management
BANQUET 2045 hrs


THURSDAY, 30TH OCTOBER, 2014
Venue: Millennium Hotel London, Mayfair
44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
MORNING TEA / COFFEE 0800 hrs
Plenary Session VIII

Strategizing Sustainability & CSR : Leadership & Lessons Learnt
Sustainability Excellence: Case studies
0845 - 1000 hrs
Chair & Special address Good Governance in Higher Education for Sustainable success
Prof David J. Maguire | Vice Chancellor, University of Greenwich, UK

David became vice-chancellor of the University of Greenwich in 2011. He is an accomplished leader in the private sector as well as higher education. He has held staff appointments at several UK universities and Redlands (California), and was the Chief Scientist and Director of Products at Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc), a global software company with headquarters in California, for over 10 years. Educated at the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter, David is an acknowledged expert in computer mapping and geographic information systems and has published widely on the subject.

Among his non-executive appointments he is a member of the Treasurer’s Committee of Universities UK and a trustee of Jisc, a supporting body for the use of technology in learning, teaching, research and administration.

Case study presenters
  1. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
  3. State Bank of India
  4. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd.
  5. Tata Housing Development Company Ltd.
  6. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
  7. YES Bank Limited
Plenary Session IX

Principled Corporate Governance: A Game Changer
  • Corporate Governance at Crossroads
  • Stakeholder Engagement – Towards making business decisions Sustainable
  • Extending Good Governance principles to SMEs and family businesses
  • Bridging diversity in the Boardroom and its impact on decision making
  • Focus on Good Governance in the State sector
1000 - 1115 hrs
Chair & Moderator
and
Special Address
Dr Larry Taylor, PhD | Board Member, NACD, US & Chairman of the Board, The Creighton Group Inc., California
The New Breed of Independent Corporate Directors and the Tone-at-the-Bottom

Dr. Taylor is a seasoned independent professional corporate director having served on publicly traded corporate boards, private company boards, non-profit boards and corporate advisory boards. Currently he serves on the boards of Satori Food and Beverage, Inc., The Creighton Group, LA84 Sports Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California. Moreover, he is the Vistage Chair of a private advisory board comprised of sixteen seasoned corporate CEOs. Further, he is a member of the International Corporate Directors Network (ICGN) whose members oversee $18 trillion of corporate investments.

Previously, he was the co-founder and chief financial officer (CFO) of a U.S. publicly traded corporation, where he routinely interfaced with the U.S Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for nearly ten years. Further, he was the founder and chief executive officer of The Creighton Group, an international environmental management consulting firm for twenty years. He spent ten years with Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche as the Principal-in-Charge of the productivity improvement consulting practices. Dr. Taylor was a manufacturing executive in the automobile and aerospace industries for eleven years prior to entering the consulting industry.

Panelists Vimal Wakhlu | CMD, Telecom Consultants India Ltd.

Mr.Vimal Wakhlu is a B.E. from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 1977, and MBA Marketing from IGNOU. He has got 37 years of experience in the field of Telecom including e-Networks, Mobile Communications, Satellite Communications including VSAT based Networks, Optical Communications, Troposcatter Communication, Data Transmission, Maritime Communications, International Telephony, Microwave Systems, Co-axial Systems and Multimedia Transmission. Starting his career with NHPC in 1977, followed by Overseas Communications Services ( later VSNL and now Tata Communications Ltd.) till 1983. Worked in DOT (Department of Telecom) from 1983 to 2000 and BSNL from 2000 to 2006 in various capacities including Director Satellite Maintenance, Western Telecom Region, and General Manager Mobile Services in Maharashtra Circle and the North East .

Panelists Michael Parker | Co-Founder & CEO, Parkers Imports & Exports Ltd, UK

Michael is the Senior Partner for Parkers, Chartered Certified Accountants specializing in Governance, Strategy and Risk and Uncertainty Management. Michael is also the Chief Executive Officer of Parkers Import and Export Limited and Founder Member of Parkers4Events. He was made the Commander of the British Empire in December 2010. He is an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, London, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary life member of the Institute of Risk Management. He was Chairman at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for nine years. Michael lectured on both Undergraduate and Post Graduate degrees at the University of East London and Queen Mary, London and was also the Associate Professor of Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and was the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee for the ACCA. He is the President of the Sickle Cell Society and was the past Chairman of the Royal College of Nurses Institute.

Panelists Sharon Constancon | Managing Director, Valufin Ltd., UK

Sharon has two decades of experience working as a contracted specialist to top 500 level companies in the arena of risk management, particularly forex treasury risk management. Customers included Dimension Data, Datatec, Tongaat Hewlett, Panasonic, Nashua, MTN, Telkom, Richards Bay Minerals, Beacon Sweets, Plascon Paints, Tastic Rice, Fattis and Monis, Blue Circle, Phillips, Bosch, BMW etc.

Sharon has worked in the financial services and corporate sectors and in the last two decades run her own businesses providing corporate foreign exchange risk management and corporate governance services and solutions. Sharon’s focus is on “adding value to the customer, that is why I get up in the morning”. To achieve this, Sharon has developed systems and frameworks to support her drive to deliver service, something she feels is sadly lacking in businesses today.

Panelists Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj | Associate Professor Henley Business School, Co-founder Boardwalk.

Shaheena is a co-founder Director of Boardwalk, focuses on developing women into leadership roles. Shaheena co-authored a ground-breaking report on Women in Leadership Across The Commonwealth. Shaheena is an Associate Professor at Henley Business School, she is convenor for the Masters Family Business Leadership module. She has worked on projects internationally. She has published widely in the field of leadership, including her book on ‘Succession in South Asian Family Firms’ (2005). She is currently writing a book on Championing Women Leaders, across the world.

Shaheena holds a PhD in Family Business Succession from Brunel Business School and she has attended programmes at Harvard Business School and Manchester Business School. Shaheena sits on the advisory boards for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship, House of Lords.

Panelists Mohammad Abdullah Yusuf | Chairman, Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance

He is qualified as Chartered Accountant from ICAEW London in 1972. He practiced professionally in England for several years before returning to Pakistan. He joined the Pakistan Public Sector in 1980 and held various positions, including as Secretaries of the Privatization Commission, the Board of Investment, and the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources.

He took on the role as Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue in 2004 until retirement in 2008. Mr. Yusuf is an active Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) since 1983. He is currently Chairman of Public Sector Committee and Economic Advisory Committee of (ICAP), member International Public Sector Accounting Standers Board of IFAC, Chairman Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance and Chairman of Independent Power Producers Advisory Council.

Interaction with audience
TEA / COFFEE BREAK 1115 - 1130 hrs
Plenary Session X

Emerging Role of Company Secretaries in the Boardrooms
  • Maintaining Corporate boardroom integrity and ethics;
  • Anti money laundering and anti terrorism financing;
  • Integrating corporate governance into company’s operations;
  • Balancing professionalism and performance in the company secretaries’ roles and functions
  • Role of Company Secretaries in guiding the corporates as change agent
1130 - 1245 hrs
Chair & Moderator Prof Andrew P Kakabadse | Professor of Governance and Leadership, Henley Business School, The University of Reading

Andrew joined Henley Business School in July 2013 after 30+ years at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, where he finished as Professor of International Management Development in December 2012 and was awarded the honour of Emeritus Professor.

Andrew has been ACT Visiting Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra, was Visiting Professor at Hangzhou University, China, was Visiting Fellow at Babson College, Boston, USA, was Honorary Professorial Fellow, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and was the H. Smith Richardson Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Creative Leadership, North Carolina, USA, Oct 2005-06. Andrew is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster; Visiting Scholar in Residence at Thunderbird, School of Global Management, USA; Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross Business School, Australia. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management, Fellow of the British Psychology Society and Fellow of the British Academy of Management. He has been awarded a £2 million research grant to examine Governance and Leadership in the private sector and with governments.

Special Address Rise of the Company Secretary
Carina Wessels | President, Corporate Secretaries International Association

Carina holds LLB and LLM degrees, a Certificate in Advanced Labour Law, a PMD and FCIS. She is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and a fellow and past president of Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA). Carina also represents Southern Africa as president of the global Corporate Secretaries International Association.

She spent nine years with De Beers in various operational and head office positions, including human resources, business improvement and corporate secretariat, as well as a period with Investec as corporate secretariat legal advisor. Carina has been employed as the Group Company Secretary of Exxaro Resources Limited since June 2011. Carina is a co-author of the CSSA’s board exam level Corporate Administration text book, as well as a past part-time lecturer in the subject, a reviewer of the Corporate Secretaryship textbook, a past CSSA examiner and moderator and a regular speaker at Corporate Governance and Company Secretariat seminars. Carina has served as non executive director on a number of boards and audit committee member on a number of public service institutions and currently, inter alia, serves on the boards of a number of Exxaro subsidiaries, as well as the Audit Committee of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa.

Panelist R. Sridharan | President, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)

Starting his career with Best & Crompton Engineering Limited, CS R. Sridharan moved over to Murugappa Group and was Secretary of TI Diamond Chain Ltd., Chennai from 1995 to1999. He subsequently set up Practice as a Practising Company Secretary and is advising a number of leading companies in Chennai, including Murugappa Group. Having abiding interest for teaching, CS R. Sridharan was a faculty for a number of years at oral coaching classes of SIRC of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Being very passionate about the students activities,CS R. Sridharan had involved himself in organizing various innovative curricular and co-curricular programmes for the students and thematic programmes for members during his tenure as the Chairman of SIRC. He also made significant improvements in infrastructure facilities at ICSI-SIRC Building, in particular, refurbishing of SIRC Library. He has presented papers and addressed various Professional Development Programmes organized by the Regional Council, Chapters, Madras University and ICAI and has authored articles in the “Chartered Secretary”.

Panelist Rajeev Jain FCS | CEO, GVK Mumbai International Airport, India

Mr. R K Jain is Chief Executive Officer of Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd., which has developed CSI Airport, Mumbai and also is operating this airport since May, 2006. Mr. R K Jain is included in this project since the beginning and having very senior level experience in Infrastructure sector spanning steel, telecom, aluminum and airport for more than 32 years.

Mr. R K Jain is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of UK

Panelist Peter Swabey | Director – Policy & Research, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK

Peter Swabey is Policy & Research Director at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Based in London, he is responsible for developing the profile of the Institute to members, regulators, policymakers, employers and other stakeholders by delivering thought leadership and lobbying campaigns aligned to ICSA strategy and promoting strong governance as the vital ingredient for success in organisations. Peter, who joined ICSA in 2013, has almost 30 years’ experience of the share registration industry. He joins from Equiniti where he was Company Secretary and Industry Leadership Director; he was also a Director of Equiniti David Venus, Equiniti’s Company Secretarial Services provider. Peter is a member of the ICSA Company Secretary’s Forum, the CBI Companies Committee, the QCA Corporate Governance Expert Group and the Shareholder Voting Working Group, as well as being an Alternate Member of the Takeover Panel and a past Chairman of the ICSA Registrars Group. A history graduate, and Fellow of ICSA, Peter is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events, with an industry-wide reputation as an expert on shareholder and corporate governance matters

Panelist Sharon Briansky | VP and Associate General Counsel, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., USA

Sharon Briansky is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she focuses on corporate governance, securities law, executive compensation and corporate finance. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher in 2005, Ms. Briansky was an associate at Goodwin Procter, a law firm in Boston, where she focused on both public and private mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as public company representation generally. Ms. Briansky graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1995 and Boston University School of Law in 1998.

Panelist Lalit Jain | Senior Vice President and Company Secretary, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd, India

Mr. Lalit Jain, M Com, LL. B, FCS, is Senior Vice President and Company Secretary of Jubilant Life sciences Limited. He has over 25 years experience in Corporate Laws. He is a member of Secretarial Standards Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Earlier, he has been a member of Expert Advisory Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India to advise members on corporate laws. He has also been a member of several Core Groups constituted by the Institute in the past.

Mr Jain has spoken at several conferences and seminars in India and abroad. He has given lectures at Masterclass for directors conducted by Institute of Directors.A prolific writer, his articles have been published in several leading professional journals.

Interaction with audience
Plenary Session XI
Special Session 1245 - 1330 hrs
Special Address - I Corporate Governance & Sustainability : To promote competition and make markets work
John Griffith-Jones | Chairman, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK

John became Chairman of the new Financial Conduct Authority in April 2013, and Chairman of its subsidiary, the Payments System Regulator in April 2014.

He previously joined the FSA Board as a Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman on 1 September 2012. John worked at KPMG from 1975 to 2012. He spent eleven years in Audit and fifteen years in Corporate Finance before becoming CEO of KPMG's UK firm and subsequently Chairman and Senior Partner of the UK in 2006. In 2007 John became Joint Chairman of KPMG Europe. John is currently Vice Chairman of the National Numeracy Trust, whose role is to promote numeracy across all parts of society. He is a Council Member of Heart of the City. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School. He studied Economics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was the Chairman of the Every Child a Chance Trust, a special purpose charity which completed a major project, in collaboration with the Government, on numeracy in primary schools.

Special Address - II Measuring the Success of the Board
Professor Sir Andrew Likierman | Dean, London Business School(LBS),UK

Professor Sir Andrew Likierman is Dean of the London Business School. He is also non-executive Chairman of the National Audit Office. Andrew was Founding Director of the Executive MBA programme and has been a Professor at the School for many years, lecturing on all the major executive and degree programmes. His research interests are in the field of the measurement of performance.

Andrew’s career has spanned work in the public and private sectors, as well as in professional life. Andrew has run a textile plant in Germany, been Head of the Government Accountancy Service and was a Managing Director of the UK Treasury. Previous non-executive posts include Chairman of the Economists’ Bookshop Group and of the market research firm MORI. He has also been a non-executive Director of the Bank of England, Barclays Bank Plc, and is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Interaction with audience
LUNCH BREAK 1330 -1415 hrs
Plenary Session XII

Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
  • Realigning the moral compass of the boardroom
  • Embedding ethical issues in the boardroom practices
  • Integrity and Ethical Corporate Governance – Key to longevity of business
  • Unleashing the power of transparency – key to restoring market confidence and faith in Corporate Governance
  • Bridging diversity in the Boardroom
1415 - 1530 hrs
Chair & Moderator Sue Milton | Corporate Governance Lead, Incoming Thought Ltd, UK and former Advisor at Bank of England

Sue Milton’s Qualifications and Certifications include: a BA Honours degree in Business Management and German from the University of London; Certified in the Governance of IT (CGEIT) from ISACA; Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) from ISACA; PRINCE2 certification; and the Financial Times’ Non-Executive Director certificate. Her memberships include: member of the Institute of Directors, and ISACA International.

Sue’s work on improving board level effectiveness, strategy, corporate risk management and organisational behaviour. These, in the correct combination, provide a solid basis for resilience against strategic, economic and operational shocks. A necessary, complementary, toolkit includes integrating a firm’s risk management framework with security policies, business continuity planning, disaster recovery processes, and crisis management practicalities.

Special Address Creating Value through Governance- towards a new Accountability( A study Report)
Paul Moxey | Head of Corporate Governance and Risk Management, ACCA, UK & Visiting Professor at London South Bank University

Paul Moxey is Head of Corporate Governance and Risk Management at ACCA's Head Office in London. He is responsible for ACCA's policies on corporate governance and risk management and is a leading contributor to its responses to global developments in this area. Paul held senior positions in industry as company secretary and as group financial controller. Before joining ACCA, he was a consultant specializing in corporate governance in the UK National Health Service (NHS). As a consultant he also ran a NHS internal audit consortium for ISO 9000 accreditation. He is Co-Chairman of the Control and Risk Self-Assessment Forum, a UK based network of CRSA practitioners.

Panelists Rakesh Chaudhry | Senior Director, IILM Institute for Higher Education, India

Professor Rakesh Chaudhry is Senior Director and Professor of Strategic Management at IILM Institute for Higher Education New Delhi. IILM is one of India’s leading business schools with three campuses in National Capital Region of Delhi. IILM is the only institution from India, inducted as a champion business school by the PRME initiative of UN Global Compact. The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally. Professor Chaudhry has been actively involved in various initiatives of Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and UN Global compact, in areas of sustainability education and responsible management practices. Before moving to academics in 2007, Rakesh Chaudhry worked with some of the leading listed public limited companies in India for 30 years. He has held senior positions as President, CEO and Managing Director.His responsibilities at various stages covered marketing, business strategy, purchasing, finance, operations, and supply chain. Rakesh Chaudhry has a B.Sc. (Hons) in mechanical engineering and studied for his MBA at University of Hawaii and Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He worked with Detroit Industrial Consultants in USA before moving back to India.

His involvement with European multinationals operating in India along with the experience gained from business partnerships in Middle East and Asian Pacific countries provided him with an excellent cross cultural perspective and negotiation skills base. He has participated and addressed a number of conferences in Europe, Asia, and north America.

Panelists Sue Kean | Chief Risk Officer, Old Mutual Group, UK

Sue Kean was appointed to the Executive Committee of Old Mutual Group Plc, in January 2012 as the Chief Risk Officer for the Group. Old Mutual is a FTSE 100 financial conglomerate, operating in South Africa, Europe, the US and a growing emerging markets business, with particular focus on Africa.

Sue is a Chartered Accountant, with nearly 30 years’ experience in insurance and financial services. Throughout her career Sue has also been active in a number of industry bodies most notably the European CRO Forum and the European insurance trade bodies. She also maintains close links to her former regulatory colleagues through the various European and international regulatory bodies.

Panelists Sunil Bahri | CEO, Kaizensox Business Excellence, Dubai , UAE

Sunil Bahri is a FCA , FCS , ACSI & Sox Certified and is an adviser on Forensic Accounting & Corporate Fraud prevention , Six Sigma , Business Process Review & Management , ERP Solutions ( Epicor & SAP ) , Strategic Management , CSR , Environment Management & Recycling , Franchising and is practicing Global Management Consultant. Sunil is CEO of Kaizensox Consulting FZE, based in Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai, UAE and Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is also a Board Member of Dubai Quality Group and functions as Director of Finance as well as Chairman of DQG Sub Groups – Finance & Banking and IT to further the spread of knowledge sharing amongst all members of DQG as well as Dubai business communities.

Sunil is also a Dubai Quality Awards Assessor for Dubai Economic Department and involved in assessment of various business organizations in Quality and Excellence and has also worked in Oman, KSA, Canada, and India & New Zealand.

Panelists Dr Rosamund Thomas | Director, Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, UK

Dr Rosamund Thomas is Director of Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Cambridge, UK: see www.ethicscentre.org. She is an expert in Government Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Business Ethics. Dr Thomas read these subjects at the University of Birmingham (UK); Harvard University to doctoral and postdoctoral levels (USA); and taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1978-83).

In 1983 she accepted a Senior Research Fellowship in the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, before becoming in 1988 Director of the independent Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics. Dr Thomas has given evidence and Conference assignments to distinguished bodies globally, and is also a well-known author, and editor. Her published books include “Corporate Governance and Anti-Bribery” (2013); ed. Business Ethics (2011); The British Philosophy of Administration; Espionage and Secrecy: The Official Secrets Acts 1911-1989 of the United Kingdom; ed. Government Ethics; ed. Environmental Ethics; and a chapter on ‘Business Ethics’ in the book Corporate Social Responsibility (Kluwer, 2nd edn. 2010). Rosamund Thomas has also published many articles and papers.

Panelists Prof. Vlatka Hlupic | Professor of Business and Management, University of Westminster , UK

Vlatka Hlupic is a Professor of Business and Management, Director of the Emergent Leadership and Development research group and Director of the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Programme at Westminster Business School. She received a PhD in Information Systems at the London School of Economics, as well as Dipl Econ. and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. She has published over 150 articles in journals (including Harvard Business Review), books and conference proceedings mainly in the area of leadership, knowledge management, business process change and business process modelling. Vlatka is an associate editor, a guest editor and a member of Editorial Boards for a number of international journals.

Interaction with audience
Plenary Session XIII

Embedding CSR and Ethical Ethos in the Boardroom
  • Business Agenda for CSR & Sustainability
  • The Value of values in Business - Realigning moral compass of the boardroom
  • Sustainability paradigm for corporate sustainability and inclusive growth
  • Social innovation for economic growth and business sustainability
  • Key Trends for Sustainability in Business for 2015’
1530 - 1645 hrs
Chair & Moderator Professor Dame Julia King | DBE FREng, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University

After an academic career at Cambridge University, Julia King held senior business and engineering posts at Rolls-Royce for eight years. She returned to academia as Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial College, London, becoming Vice-Chancellor of Aston University in December 2006. Julia currently advises Government as a member of the Committee on Climate Change, the Science and Technology Honours Committee, the Airports Commission, as the UK’s Low Carbon Business Ambassador, and previously as a non-executive Director of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, through the ‘King Review’ (2008) on reducing vehicle emissions, and as a member of the ‘Browne Review’ (2011) on university funding. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Decarbonizing Energy, and was an inaugural member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology. She is a non-executive Director of Angel Trains and the Green Investment Bank, and a member of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, the Board of Directors of the National Centre for Universities and Business, and the Board of Universities UK, chairing its Innovation and Growth Policy Network. Julia’s work has been recognised by the Grunfeld, Bengough, Kelvin, John Collier, Lunar Society and Constance Tipper medals, the Erna Hamburger Prize, the President’s Prize of the Engineering Professors’ Council and the Leonardo da Vinci Medal of the European Society for Engineering Education. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was awarded a CBE in 1999 and a DBE in 2012

Special Address Unleashing the Power of Municipal Enterprise: Ensuring that Smart City Investments support Intelligent Communities
David J Brunnen | Director, Foundation for Information Society Policy, UK

David Brunnen is editor of Groupe Intellex, director of The Foundation for Information Society Policy and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2010 he co-founded Community Study Tours and the Digital Challenge Awards programme to broaden the experience of municipalities facing the challenges of growth in digitalised economies.

Special Address Peterborough: Delivering a truly 'smart city' for economic growth and business sustainability (a case study)
Steve Bowyer | Acting Chief Executive, Peterborough City Council

Steve is Acting Chief Executive at Opportunity Peterborough and director of the city’s Future Cities Demonstrator programme, Peterborough DNA. Steve has more than 25 years of experience in the built environment, heritage and urban regeneration. He has spent the past few years working to support business growth and inward investment in Peterborough. Among the recent projects he has worked on are the award-winning regeneration of the city’s Cathedral Square. Steve has also helped Peterborough to win £3million from the Technology Strategy Board as a Future City Demonstrator.

Steve has strong links to business and economic organisations, as well as to the local environmental sector (both public and private). He holds a degree and MSc in building conservation and is a member of the IHBC and the Leicester Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee.

Panelists Vincent Neate | Partner, Climate Change & Sustainability, KPMG LLP, UK

Vincent Neate is a partner with KPMG's Private Equity sector and is the UK Head of Sustainability. An accountant and auditor by background, Vincent has extensive experience working with clients across the spectrum of managing opportunities and risks in off-market investment businesses. He was a founding member of KPMG's multi-disciplinary Private Equity Group and is a member of and Chairman Designate of the Professional Standards Committee of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. His leadership of the Sustainability Practice combines business experience with specialist knowledge in areas such as climate change and carbon trading, non-financial data assurance, corporate responsibility and governance.

Panelists Ajay Poddar | Managing Director, Syenergy Environics Ltd., India

Ajay Poddar has done pioneering work in discovering solutions for negative radiations from Geopathic stresses, electronic smog and building materials. His practices have been used in more than 1400 establishments. Improvement in health and productivity of people, reduction in breakdowns of machinery has been observed.

A graduate from I.I.T. Delhi, he is the Promoter and Managing Director of Synergy Environics Ltd. He has been active in business chambers. His book, ‘Empower yourself-new life solutions for health and well being’, published by Penguin, has been well received, has given talks in more than 15 countries and written papers on radiations, economic theories, business practices, etc.

Panelists Paul Palmarozza | Partner, Principled Business, UK

Paul is a graduate Engineer (BScEE from the New Jersey Institute of Technology) and also holds an MBA from Drexel University. He has worked in business for 47 years, initially for the multinational computer firm, Control Data Corporation, in the US and later in Brussels in sales and marketing management roles and then as General Manager of their European computer-based training business. After a sabbatical year at Oxford University where he earned a Special Diploma in Educational Studies, he began a new phase of his career in the UK as a management consultant in his chosen field of computer-based training, now called e-learning. 23 years ago he founded a company focusing on financial e-learning courses for managers. In 2001 the company was listed on the AIM market as Intellexis PLC with Paul as CEO. In the following year he resigned as CEO to focus on major international markets with special emphasis on China and India. The company has grown internally and through acquisitions and is now called the ILX Group. Paul retired from the company in 2011.

Panelists Michael Spanos | Managing Partner, Global Sustain

Michael Spanos was born in Larissa, Greece in 1975. A graduate of the Production Engineering and Management Department of the Technical University of Crete (www.dpem.tuc.gr), he obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the same university with a focus in financial engineering, producing substantial academic research in the area of financial management.
From its establishment in 2006, Michael has served as Managing Partner of Global Sustain. (www.globalsustain.org/en).
Michael served as Vice-Chairman and CEO of STOCHASIS Management Consultancy S.A.between 2007 and 2010.
As part of the Financial Engineering Laboratory (www.dpem.tuc.gr/fel) of the Technical University of Crete, Michael continues to carry out research and publications related to financial analysis, credit risk management, assessment of investments, venture capital appraisal, mergers and acquisitions and portfolio composition. He has also organised seminars and conferences on Stock Exchange and Capital Market issues.

Panelists Dr Sally Uren | Chief Executive, Forum for the Future, UK

Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum’s mission to create a sustainable future. This involves working with leading global business, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy. As well as lead the organisation, Sally personally oversees a small number of projects. Recent projects have included Consumer Futures, Dairy 2020 – a collaborative project delivering a vision for a sustainable dairy sector, and she is currently Project Director of a global multi-stakeholder consortium focused on delivering a sustainable tea value chain, Tea 2030. She also oversee a specialist network with our wider Forum network, the Sustainability and Brands Roundtable, where we are working collaboratively with a wide range of brands, helping them operationalise sustainability.

Sally acts as Chair of Kingfisher plc’s Advisory Council and as an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several other global businesses. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future’s growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands.

Panelists Justin Keeble | Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, Accenture Sustainability Services, UK

Justin Keeble is a Senior Executive at Accenture and leads their United Kingdom & Ireland Sustainability Services. He has over 15 years’ experience in advising companies on the management of social and environmental issues as drivers for innovation and enhanced business performance. Prior to joining Accenture, Justin led the growth of Arthur D. Little’s Sustainability practice for eight years. He has worked across many sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, financial services, transportation, consumer goods and telecommunications as well as work for the World Economic Forum, the UN Environment Programme, and the WWF.

Interaction with audience
TEA & COFFEE 1645 - 1700 hrs
Plenary Session XIV Valedictory Session

Brief Summary of Convention Report & Recommendations –

Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas

Director General - UK & Europe Operations Institute Of Directors , India
1700 - 1800 hrs
Chairperson The Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma | Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Energy & Climate Change, Govt of UK

Baroness Verma was born in Punjab, India, moving to the UK with her parents at the age of one. She attended local schools and university in Leicester for psychology and business. A successful business woman Lady Verma started her first business at the age of 19 in high fashion, supplying high street multiples. In 2000, she changed her business to the service sector and went into auxiliary care. She joined Conservative Party in 1999. In 2006, she was raised to the peerage as Baroness Verma of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire. She was Opposition Whip from 2006 – 2010 and then Government Whip following the 2010 General Election. Prior to becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for DECC in September 2012, Baroness Verma was Spokesperson for Cabinet Office, International Development, Women and Equalities and Business Innovation and Skills.

Valedictory Address
Closing Remarks Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM ( Retd) | President, Institute of Directors, India

Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd) is President of the ‘Institute of Directors’ and of the ‘World Environment Foundation’ (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialized in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive training in various manufacturing concerns in France, UK, USSR and Japan. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College and College of Defence Management.

Lt Ahluwalia is also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of a large number of foreign and Indian professional engineering and management institutions. He was chairman of the ‘Institution of Engineers (INDIA)’, President of ‘Delhi Management Association’. He has also been on the Board of Governors of ‘Engineering staff College of India’, ‘Quality Council of India’ (QCI), ‘All India Management’ (AIMA), and many other quality and environment certification bodies.

End of the Programme on 30th Oct
FRIDAY, 31ST OCTOBER, 2014

Business Study Tour to
The University of Leicester & Leicester Industry Visits (Optional)
0800hrs for 0815hrs : Coach collects Millennium Hotel delegates from Marble Arch/Hyde Park Corner

0815 – 1015hrs : Coach journey from Central London to Leicester
1015 – 1030hrs : Coach arrives at College Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester
1030 – 1100hrs : Coffee and Networking
1100 – 1110hrs : Welcome from the University of Leicester

1110 – 1150hrs : Session 1: Enterprise and Research (3 x 10-minute presentation + Q&A)
1. Enterprise and Business Development
Professor Andy Abbot, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Enterprise), University of Leicester
2. Professional Development and Working with Businesses
Elain Crewe, Head of Continuing, Professional Development, University of Leicester
3. Management Strategy and Board Room Structures
Peter Jackson, Professor of Eco and Strategy, School of Management, University of Leicester

1150 – 1230 hrs : Session 2: Asian Business Community (3 x 10-minute presentations + Q&A)
1. India, Business and the Midlands
Uday Dholakia, Chair, Leicester Asian Business Association and Indo British Trade Council
2. Food & Drinks Supplier Chain
Samir Dani, Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Huddersfield
3. Axis Group India
Anil Lall, Engineering Manager, Axis Group(TBC)

1230 hrs : Coach leaves College Court
1300 hrs : Coach arrives at National Space Centre (www.spacecentre.co.uk).Heritage talk on coach
1300 – 1400 hrs : Networking Lunch at the National Space Centre

1400 – 1500 hrs : Session 3: High Tech, Space Science and Business
1. MIRA Technology Park Enterprise Zone
Terry Spall, Commercial Director, MIRA
2. Engineering and High Tech Industry
Helen Atkinson, Professor and Head of the School of Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Leicester (tbc)
3. Space Catapult Project
Paul Monks, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Earth Observation Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester

1530 hrs : Coach leaves National Space Centre
1530 - 1730hrs : Coach journey from Leicester to Central London
1730 hrs : Coach arrives back at Millennium Hotel, Mayfair

Note : : Participants and accompanied spouses, opting for ‘Study Tour’, are requested to inform the convention secretariat in advance (by 20th October), to reserve their seats.
** Subject to change & modifications

TBC – To be confirmed
TBD – To be decided

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