2014 July C20 How and Why the World – and Japan – are Raising the Bar for Governance, Directorship and Compliance

The global financial crisis let loose an expanding re-think of corporate governance and compliance issues. Fines, liability and risks of reputational and career loss all continue to climb, even skyrocket. You know the change is major when even Japan has reached a tipping point, with the LDP’s growth strategy committee recently proposing a Corporate Governance Code, independent directors, board training rules, the near-elimination of cross-shareholdings, and a Stewardship Code. This would have been unthinkable even three years ago. Corporate governance is now a topic you need to know about and instill in the bones of your staff.

Nicholas Benes, founder and Representative Director of the government-certified Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI), will tell us about these accelerating trends, and how they will affect you. He’ll share his insights as someone who contributed directly to many of the growth strategy and corporate governance changes that are now underway in Japan, and was sent to sit on boards such as Livedoor’s after the scandal that destroyed it.

Nick is an experienced investment banker, M&A advisor, thought/policy leader, social entrepreneur, government advisor, and editorial writer. He is an inactive member of the bar in NY and CA.

Date – Friday, 11 July 2014 1230PM-1400PM
Roppongi Hills Club- Italian Restaurant- La Cucina
51 fl. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi,
Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6151 Japan

Nick’s CV

The Board Director Training Institute of Japan (nonprofit)