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Dr. Sameer Sharma, IAS
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
Govt. of India
Shailesh V. Haribhakti FCA
Chairman - Mumbai, Institute of Directors, India
Chairman on the Boards of Blue Star Ltd.,
L&T Finance Holdings Ltd.,
L&T Mutual Fund Trustee Ltd.,
Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd. and
NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.;
Independent Director on the Boards of,
Bennett Coleman and Co. Ltd.
(Times Group), Mahindra Lifespaces, Ambuja Cements Ltd., ACC Ltd. etc.; and Chairman, New Haribhakti Business Services LLP
Mr. U. K. Sinha, IAS (retd.)
Former Chairman, SEBI
Securities and Exchange Board of India &
Board Member on multiple Boards
Mr. O. P. Bhatt
Non Executive Chairman
of GreenKo Group Holdings PLC and Independent Director on the Boards of TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), TATA Motors,
TATA Steel, Hindustan Unilever, et al.
Former Chairman, State Bank of India
Mr. Raminder S. Gujral, IAS (retd.)
Independent Director on the Boards of Reliance Industries Ltd., Jio Platforms Ltd., Adani Power Ltd., Adani Green Energy Ltd., & Adani Power (Mundra) Ltd.
Former Secretary Finance, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India
Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha PhD, CFA
Investment Professional & Board Member
Independent Director on the Boards of Infosys, Lupin Limited, JSW Steel, Embassy REIT, Rallis and Governor on the Board of the CFA Institute and the Research Foundation Board of Trustees, Managing Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors Boston/India and Chairperson, InCred AMC
Dr. Niraj Gupta
Head, School of Corporate Governance
& Public Policy Nodal Officer, Centre for Independent Directors,
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs,
Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India
Lt. Gen. Surinder Nath, PVSM, AVSM (retd.)
Vice Chairman, Institute of Directors, India
Ex-Chairman, Union Public Service Commission,
Ex-Vice Chief of Army Staff
Ex-Independent Director on the Board of Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Webinar Details & Joining Instructions

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 1st edition of the 'Independent Directros' Dialogue Series' on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 1600 hrs IST (Please check your local time) and we will be happy to welcome you.
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An Event Brief:

At a time when the world is reeling under unforeseen economic crisis and uncertainty, Independent Directors will have to ensure that public stake in the company that they represent is protected while the company itself takes measures to ensure seamless continuity. Companies are also looking at bringing in board independent directors who have dealt with crises/ unprecedented situations in the past and who can also challenge conventional thinking.


The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), under the Government of India in October 2019 notified the Companies (Creation and Maintenance of databank of Independent Directors) Rules, 2019, and authorised the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) for the creation and maintenance of the online databank containing details of existing Independent Directors, also those of persons eligible and willing to act as Independent Directors.

IOD being the only and largest ‘not for profit’ membership-based association of Corporate Directors in India understands the need and pulse of corporate boardrooms, engages with Board leaders from a cross section of industries and geographies, through various verticals including thought leadership, networking, training, awards, research, advisory and evaluation.

Considering the above and the climate across Boardrooms today, the Institute of Directors, India (IOD) and the IICA under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India are jointly hosting a series of special Virtual Sessions - the ‘Independent Directors’ Dialogue Series’ over the next 6 months to sensitise the Role of IDs and their effectiveness amid pandemic.
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