The Sixth South East Europe Corporate Governance Roundtable Meeting and the joint meeting of the South East Europe and Eurasia Corporate Governance Roundtables was held in Istanbul on 16 and 17 February 2006.
The meeting of the South East Europe Corporate Governance Roundtable focused on stock-taking of recent developments and future progress in the corporate governance reform process in South East Europe and the role of securities regulators and the private sector in the enforcement of corporate governance rules.
The joint meeting of the two Roundtables focused on the corporate governance of state-owned enterprises and the corporate governance of banks, topics of great relevance to both regional Roundtables.
The Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges (FEAS) co-hosted the meetings which were organised in co-operation with the World Bank Group with the support of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, the Japanese Government and the Turkish International Co-operation Agency (TICA).
DAY 1: Joint Meeting Corporate Governance Roundtable South East Europe & Eurasia
Session 1: Why is Good Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises Important?
Introduction to the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
Mathilde Mesnard, Administrator, Corporate Affairs Division, OECD
Session 2: The State As A Shareholder
Corporate Governance of SOEs in Central Asia: A Comparative View
Cyril Lin, Managing Director, IFG Development Initiatives Ltd., United Kingdom
Session 3: Boards of State-Owned Enterprises
Distinctive Features of the Corporate Governance in SOEs
Thomas S. Geiran, Deputy Director, Department of Ownership, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway
Enrique Sanchez-Armass, Senior Corporate Governance Officer, IFC
Session 4: The Role of Banks in Corporate Governance
The Basel Committee's Guidance on Corporate Governance of Banks
Kirk Odegard, Member of Secretariat, Bank for International Settlements: presentation available on request firstname.lastname@example.org
DAY 2: 6th South East Europe Corporate Governance Roundtable
Session 1: Progress in Corporate Governance in South East Europe
Main Presentation: Progress in the Implementation of the Key Priorities of the SEE White Paper
Session 2: Enforcement of Corporate Governance Rules – Role of Securities Regulators
Main Presentation: Enforcement: Perception and Reality, David Robinett, World Bank
Session 3: Enforcement of Corporate Governance Rules – The Role of the Private Sector
Reform Strategies for Boards of Directors in Emerging Markets: How the Private Sector Can Be Involved in the Development and Implementation of Corporate Governance Standards
Samir Latif, Senior Legal Advisor, USAID Macedonia Corporate Governance and Company Law Project, FYROM
Discussant: Stefan Petranov, Chairman of the Board, Golden Lev Capital Fund management, Bulgaria
Corporate Governance Report For Croatia Andrej Galogaza, General Counsel, Zagreb Stock Exchange, Croatia