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The boardroom is, to many, the final destination of career development and success. Within this unique domain, strategies and long-term sustainability for the largest organizations in the world are decided. But while the role of a board member can be highly prestigious and rewarding, it is not without risk. As corporate governance comes under increased scrutiny, so is a board director's ability to perform their role effectively, and taking on board roles should be carefully considered. Join this webinar to understand the "Journey to the Board".

• Overview of director's duties & liabilities
• Overview of corporate governance
• Overview of board composition
• Examples of "governance gone wrong"
• Case studies on real life organizations to bring topics to life

Speaker(s) Frank Bi, Partner of Ashurst Hong Kong & Trainer of Financial Times Board Director Programme
Frank specialises in the areas of international capital markets, M&A transactions, general corporate and compliance matters. With extensive experience of representing corporates and investment banks on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, he provides advices to senior management, including board members, on corporate governance and related issues. In addition, Frank's 10+ years of experience includes initial public offerings, private placements, follow-on offerings and debt programmes, privatisation, joint ventures, spin-offs and other corporate restructurings. He has worked on matters throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States, for companies listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom. Frank is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, as well as qualified in the PRC. He is an FT Board Director Programme workshop trainer.

Melody He, Partner of Ashurst Hong Kong & Trainer of Financial Times Board Director Programme
Melody has significant experience advising investment banks and corporations on capital markets and corporate matters in Asia and the United States. She focuses on securities offerings, advising international conglomerates and state-owned enterprises as well as high growth companies on global offerings and listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, SEC registered offerings, secondary offerings, rights issues and share placings. She also has extensive experience in bond offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, financings and listing rules compliance matters. Her expertise spans across a wide range of industries, including TMT, real estate, financial services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy, natural resources, consumer products, manufacturing, retail and food & beverage. Melody is a native Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) speaker qualified in both the United States and Hong Kong. She is an FT Board Director Programme workshop trainer.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/09/24 15:00 to 16:00
Venue This event will take place online via ZOOM
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 28231282
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
+$50 for booking offline
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
Notes - Details about how to join the webinar will be sent by e-mail. Zoom is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
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