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ACCJ/ICAS Joint Event

New Corporate Governance: Successful Board Management Tools

Wednesday, February 13, 2013   18:30 - 21:00

  • Martin Hilb (Professor of Business Administration, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland)

In terms of making corporate governance more effective world-wide, what were the lessons of the recent financial crisis? What specific techniques can and should modern boards use in order to be not only more effective in the short-term, but also more accountable for long-term performance and sustainability?

Professor Martin Hilb, professor of business administration at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, founder of the IFPM Center for Corporate Governance, and winner of the gold medal in Corporate Governance awarded by the International Academy of Quality, will speak about successful board management tools. Based on his many years of consulting and research at successful global companies, Professor Hilb will review major lessons learned from the financial crisis by both regulators and board members and describe the various practical “board management” tools which he has introduced in well-known multinational companies to increase their Governance effectiveness. These tools include using evaluations, peer review, feedback loops, holistic vision techniques, and integrated board design and execution. He is also Managing Director of the Institute for Leadership and HRM and its Center for Corporate Governance, President of the Institute for Business Ethics, Chairman of the Swiss Youth Research Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Lucerne in Switzerland.

For more information on corporate governance in Japan, see also the Board of Directors Training Institute. The Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI) is a non-profit,”public interest” organization certified by the Japanese government and dedicated to improving corporate governance in Japan by training directors, statutory auditors and managers regarding corporate governance and effective board practices.

Wine, pizza and other refreshments will be provided by the generous support of LexisNexis. LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013   18:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 18:00)
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Registration is encouraged (e-mail to icas@tuj.temple.edu), but not required. 登録なしでも参加できますので、直接会場へ起こしください。

This event is co-organized with American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Martin Hilb

Professor of Business Administration, University of St. Gallen in Switzerland