Institute Venue

October 24 – 25
Rafael del Pino Auditorium
Calle Rafael Calvo, 39A, Madrid, Spain 28010

Private Tour & Dinner

October 24
Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, Spain 28014

Click here to view the entire 2017 EMEA Institute agenda.

  • Board responsibility regarding digital transformation strategy
  • Board responsibility regarding cyber security strategy
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Audit Committee
  • Best Practices in Corporate Governance
  • Board Evaluations
  • CEO and Board Succession
  • Effective Criticism in the Boardroom with the CEO and Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data and Analytics - Generating Value from New Technology Insights
  • Digital and Social Media
  • European Female Directors – the Role of legislation
  • Executive Compensation in Europe
  • Family Business Going Global and Succession
  • Merger and Acquisition Trends
  • Multi-thread regulation
  • Why to Invest In Eastern Europe
  • Women and Limited Liability Companies

Panel 1: From Brexit to Trump: What Does the Increasingly Complex Geopolitical Landscape Mean for Boards and Directors?

  • Di Landau

    (United States)
    CEO, Global Resources, Inc.; Board Chair, James&Co.; WCD Member

    Di Landau

  • Meredith Sumpter

    (United States)
    Director, Asia at Eurasia Group

    Meredith Sumpter

Panel 2: How Are Boards Responding to the Technology Imperative?

  • Annalisa Gigante

    Head of Innovation, Holcim; Board Member and Trustee ZIS; WCD Chapter Chair

    Annalisa Gigante

  • Nilsa Guerrero-Mahon

    (Puerto Rico)
    Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Centura Health Mountains & North Denver Operating Group; Vice Chair of the Colorado Financial Services Commission Board; WCD Chapter Chair

    Nilsa Guerrero-Mahon

  • Dr. Heike Hanagarth

    Supervisory Board Member, LANXESS AG; former Board Member, Deutsche Bahn AG

    Dr. Heike Hanagarth

  • Jannet Atika

    Director of Customer Operations, Safaricom Limited; WCD Member

    Jannet Atikas

  • Canan Özsoy

    President & CEO at General Electric, Turkey; WCD Chapter Chair

    Canan Özsoy

Panel 3: Strategic Investor Management: Comparative Approaches Across EMEA

  • Marina Brogi

    Director, Luxottica Group and Salini Impregilo; Full Professor of International Banking and Capital Markets, Sapienza University; WCD Family Business Co-chair, WCD Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member

    Marina Brogi

  • Miranda Curtis

    (Invited) (United Kingdom)
    Independent Board director, Marks and Spencer, Liberty Global, The Institute for Government, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Chairman of Waterstones and Camfed

    Miranda Curtis

  • Serra Akçaoğlu

    CEO of Citibank Turkey; WCD Member

    Serra Akçaoğlu

  • Jen Braswell

    (United Kingdom)
    Corporate Strategy Lead, CDC Group plc

    Jen Braswell

Panel 4: Trust and Transparency: How Do Boards Show Leadership in Rebuilding Broken Trust

  • Iveta Radicova

    (Slovakia), Former Prime Minister of Slovakia

    Iveta Radicova

  • Leyla Alaton

    Board Member, Alarko Group of Companies; Deputy CEO, Alvimedica Medical Technologies Group; WCD Chapter Chair

    Leyla Alaton

  • Hixonia Nyasulu

    (South Africa)
    Founder and Executive Chairman, Ayavuna Women's Investments; Non-Executive Director, Unilever

    Hixonia Nyasulu

EMEA Institute Program


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Pre-Insitute Roundtable Dinner $200 $200
Institute Registration $700 $750

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