Corporate governance

Workshop on Promoting Good Corporate Governance


 18-19 May 2023 Balaclava, Mauritius & Online

This hybrid regional workshop was organised with and hosted by the Regional Centre of Excellence of the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. It brought together policy-makers, market regulators and private sector representatives from African countries and included a presentation of the recently revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, which provide globally recognised guidance to strengthen national corporate governance frameworks. 


The workshop included three sessions:

Opening remarks (Thursday 18 May, 13:00-13:30)

  • Mr Carmine Di Noia, Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Mr Mardayah Kona Yerukunondu, Chairperson, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius

Session 1 - The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance: Global Relevance and Main Revisions (Thursday 18 May, 13:30-14:15)

This session will focus on the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, the main international standard for corporate governance, and their global relevance. The Principles have recently been revised and the main revisions will be presented and discussed.


  • Ms Fianna Jurdant, Senior Policy Analyst, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, OECD
  • Mr Thomas Dannequin, Policy Analyst, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, OECD

Session 2 - Corporate Governance Frameworks in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (Thursday 18 May, 14:30-15:30)

This session will be a roundtable exchange between African countries on corporate governance frameworks. Speakers will discuss evolutions in policies and practices in corporate governance and capital markets, as well as challenges and opportunities.


  • Ms Tumi Dlamini, Chairperson, Committee on African Principles and Guidelines on Corporate Governance, African Peer Review Mechanism
  • Mr Rockson Dogbegah, Chairman, African Corporate Governance Network & President, Institute of Directors (Ghana)
  • Mr Rami El Dokany, Executive Chairman, The Egyptian Exchange
  • Mr Tarfa Makyur, Deputy Director and Head of Financial Standard & Corporate Governance Department, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria
  • Ms Mutumboi Mundia, Director, Market Supervision and Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Zambia
  • Ms Aruna Radhakeesoon, Chairperson, National Committee on Corporate Governance, Mauritius

Session 3 - Sustainability and Corporate Governance (Friday 19 May, 13:00-15:00)

This session will be a panel discussion on sustainability and corporate governance. Sustainability is a key focus of the revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance, with new provisions aiming to help companies better manage climate-related and other environmental, governance and social (ESG) opportunities and risks.

Opening remarks:

  • Mr Dhanesswurnath Thakoor, Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius
  • Mr. Rodrigo Buenaventura, Chairman, National Securities Market Commission, Spain & Vice-Chair, OECD Corporate Governance Committee


  • Mr Benjamin Gaffney, Associate Operations Officer, Environmental, Social and Governance Department, International Finance Corporation
  • Mr Meschack Joram, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Directors (Kenya)
  • Ms Astrid Ludin, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Sector Conduct Authority, South Africa
  • Ms Anne Molyneux, Director, CS International; Business at OECD & former Vice-Chair, International Corporate Governance Network
  • Dr Drishty Ramdenee, Director, Emerging & Services Sector, Economic Development Board, Mauritius

See the full agenda here



For further information on the workshop, please contact [email protected], Senior Policy Analyst, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division.


See also

Review of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
Climate Change and Corporate Governance






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