Non-executive Director Group
Corporate governance in listed family-controlled companies
Tuesday 2 May
This event is supported by London Capital Club
Lessons from the recent chairmen’s battle in Tata Sons
The recent battle between a former Chairman and an incumbent Chairman of Tata Sons, holding company of one of Asia’s most respected business groups, brought into sharp focus key issues facing family-owned businesses. Important questions for family-controlled, listed companies include:
• Succession planning – who selects or fires the CEO or Executive Chairman of a family holding company as well as of listed companies the family controls? What criteria should be used?
• Selecting effective board members
• The proper role of independent directors and the reality of constraints they face
The Tata Group also provides wider lessons relating to what constitutes good governance in any collective endeavour; in businesses, non-profit organisations as well as governments. Kai Taraporevala (MBA 94D) reviews the recent events in the Tata Group and considers the lessons we can learn.
Kai is Managing Director of Tethys Ventures (Singapore), which advises CEOs and Boards of Directors with businesses in ASEAN and India on: governance and board-related matters, company strategy and corporate finance and M&A deals. He was previously President, Investment Banking Tata Capital and Managing Director of subsidiary Tata Securities. Prior to this Kai was the founder and Managing Director of ASEAN and India-focussed corporate finance and asset management companies.
VENUE London Capital Club
15 Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW
Nearest tube: Bank
TIME 18:30 for 19:00
COST Members £25 Members’ guests (non INSEAD) £35
REFRESHMENTS Wine and canapés
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