HKIoD Organises Directors’ Conference 2022 – “From Resilience to Sustainability”

HONG KONG, Sep 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) hosted Directors’ Conference 2022 yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With the HKSAR and also HKIoD both celebrating their 25th anniversary, the conference this year extended to a full day, featured 11 sessions including […]

Union questions MCWD board of directors over ‘last minute’ accommodation of Casas’ application for assistant general manager

THE conflict between the employees of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and its board of directors continues to rear its ugly head.This as MCWD’s Employees Union (MEU) alleged that its board led by their chairman, lawyer Jose “Joey” Daluz III, manipulated its selection process to give favor to former Cebu City administrator Floro Casas […]

Nomination Opens for “Directors Of The Year Awards 2022”

HONG KONG, Jun 22, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – The “Directors Of The Year Awards 2022” organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) is open for nomination now. Themed “From Resilience to Sustainability”, the Awards this year recognises directors and boards capable of leading their companies in adapting to changes and, […]

SDK to Revise Amount of Director Compensation (in Money) Following Revision of Director Compensation Scheme and to Partially Revise Performance-Linked Stock Compensation Scheme

TOKYO, Feb 14, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Showa Denko (SDK; TSE:4004) decided at its board meeting today to submit proposals to the 113th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 30, 2022 (“the General Meeting of Shareholders”) for revising the amount of director compensation in money following a revision of the director […]

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Holds Annual Dinner and Presentation Ceremony for Directors of The Year Awards

HONG KONG, Dec 1, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) announced the winners of the Directors Of The Year Awards (“DYA”) 2021 at its Annual Dinner held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The central theme of this year’s DYA is “Leading in New Normal”. […]

Independent directors: How can they create value?

THE Management Association of the Philippine sponsored a webinar on “Governance Champions: How Can Independent Directors Create Value?” It was my privilege to be a panelist together with Fred Pascual, lead independent director of SM Investments Corp., Atty. Nenet Lavares, independent director of Metrobank, and IFC’s Roman Zyla, ably moderated by ICD Trustee JJ Moreno. […]

PSE may host cryptocurrency trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) wants to host the trading of cryptocurrencies to protect investors.  “We’re waiting for the rules from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on how crypto or digital asset trading will be governed,” PSE President Ramon S. Monzon told an online news briefing on Friday. “It’s an asset class that we cannot ignore anymore.”  “If there’s going to be any structured trading of crypto in the Philippines, that should be with us so we can engage in investor education and protection,” he said.  Cryptocurrency trading is the act of speculating on cryptocurrency price movements through a contract for difference trading account, or by buying and selling the underlying coins via an exchange.  The central bank in January asked service providers of virtual currencies and assets to conduct background checks on customers and improve consumer protection. There are 17 virtual currency exchange services authorized by the central bank.  “It may benefit local traders by granting easier access to a wider range of assets, thus providing avenues for more ways to diversify their portfolio,” Darren Blaine T. Pangan, a trader for Timson Securities, Inc. said in a Viber message.  Meanwhile, the PSE said it would continue to promote policies […]

Corporate Boards Worldwide Navigating Governance Challenges, HKIoD Shares Findings of Global Director Survey 2020-2021

HONG KONG, May 6, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – A global research on board governance during the Covid-19 crisis indicated that two-thirds of company directors reported an increase of time commitment by 50 percent or more. The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) shares the 2020-2021 Survey Report of the Global Network of […]