Many companies and the business community widely regard good corporate governance as essential, as its efforts justifies share price premium. This course will feature several case-studies of companies where governance has failed and how successful companies, who practices strong ethical high standards, comes up solid in top form.
Using case-study methodology, we will learn the importance of aligning interest of all stakeholders including creditors and lenders, consumers and controlling and minority shareholders in a corporation. The case-study approach will cover topics such as internal controls, the role of independent directors, appointment of directors, access to information, remuneration, board and director evaluation, audit committee, risk management committee, transparency, communication to shareholders, succession planning, safety committee and conflict of interest situations.
Any professionals, business executives, corporate leaders and even office employees because in corporate governance, the business ethics also works from top to bottom, as compliance in any ethical company.
Organisation Economic Co-operation Development (OECD)
Prof Catherine Tay Swee Kian is an Associate Professorial Fellow lecturing law at the National University of Singapore, Department of Strategy and Policy (NUS Business School). She is also an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an author of several law books. She is Associate Director of Bernard & Rada Law Corp.
Prof Tay studied law at Queen Mary College, University of London and graduated with a Master of Laws, in which she specialised in Company, Shipping, Insurance and Marine Insurance Laws. She did her pupillage under the Honourable Lady Mary Hogg in London and returned to Singapore in the law firm of Rodyk & Davidson.
She was on the Board of Overseas Editors for the (United Kingdom) Journal of Financial Crime, an official publication of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. She has presented papers at many conferences and seminars on Business Law, Medical Law, Company and Insolvency Laws both overseas and in Singapore. Prof Tay is an examiner on law subjects for a number of professional bodies in Singapore and overseas. She conducts in-house seminars for hospitals, banks, statutory boards, hotels, commercial firms and companies, clubs and associations.