The Asia Network on Corporate Governance of SOEs met on 15-16 May in Singapore under the auspices of the Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable.
This first meeting was hosted by the Singapore Institute of Directors and focused on the first two chapters of the Guidelines, namely the legal and regulatory framework and the role of the state as an owner.
The Asia Network on Corporate Governance of SOEs brings together the experience of experts from all Asian economies and is planned to develop into a high-level hub for a structured policy dialogue on corporate governance of SOEs in Asia, using the Guidelines as a framework for discussion.
The objectives of the Network are:
Landscape: Recent policy reforms in SOE governance
Selective Tour de table on recent policy reforms
Theme I: Challenges ahead to level the playing field between SOEs and the private sector
Theme II: The role of the state as an owner
Theme III: The organisation of the ownership function within the state administration
Theme IV: The State ownership policy
Theme V: The accountability of the ownership function