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Corporate Governance

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Corporate Governance


Course Dates 

(1 Week) 3rd - 7th July 2023

(2 Weeks) 3rd -14th July 2023


1 Week = $2245

2 Weeks = $4200



Programme Outline

The Components of Top Performing Boards

  • Practical framework
  • Best practice
  • Best risk practices for boards
  • Recent research

The Corporate Governance Landscape - Necessary Institutional Information

  • The structure of ownership and control
  • The legal and regulatory framework
  • Historical influences on the current corporate governance system

Assessment Methods

  • How to Assess Outcomes
  • different assessment methods
  • self-assessment
  • Governmental practice
  • OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
  • Principles for Corporate Governance in the Commonwealth
  • Company law and corporate governance-European Union

State-Owned Enterprises

  • Challenges
  • Examples and best practice


Kitili Mbathi has over 35 years banking experience in the African region with various managerial and leadership roles. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stanbic Bank Holdings and Stanbic Bank Kenya. He worked with Standard Bank Africa from 2007 to 2016 as Regional Chief Executive East Africa where he oversaw subsidiaries in Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. As Regional Director, he worked with key foreign and local clients in the region and liaised with the public sector to execute ground-breaking infrastructure initiatives. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd.

Under his leadership, the bank was floated on the Uganda Securities Exchange in a landmark IPO whose stock accounted for over 70% of the market turnover in the first year of listing. At Citibank N.A in Kenya (1994 -1999), Mr. Mbathi served as Vice President of the Regional Corporate Finance Unit where he spearheaded the bank’s capital markets activities in Kenya and Tanzania – including structuring debt, privatization advisory, equity advisory, and structured trade finance amongst others. Mr. Mbathi worked for two years as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch in the US. As Director General of the Kenya Wildlife Service (2016 -2017), Mr. Mbathi spearheaded the restructuring of the institution’s banking and financial position, transforming it from its severe financial situation to a cash positive situation with a good control of its finances. Mr. Mbathi holds a Masters in Banking and Finance for Development from the Instituto Finafrica in Milan, Italy and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Political Science) from the University of Michigan in the US.

Javade Chaudhri Javade Chaudhri is a Washington-based international transactional lawyer, who has worldwide experience in helping private and public-sector companies transact business and undertake projects in a range of industry sectors and geographies. He advises companies and state-owned enterprises on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. He also advises companies with corporate governance, ethics, compliance, and internal investigations. He also handles complex international litigation and arbitration under the rules of many major arbitral institutions. Javade is a member of the law firm of Jones Day, where he has served as the head of the Jones Day’s Middle East and Africa Practice.

Javade rejoined Jones Day in 2013 after serving for 10 years as the general counsel, chief compliance officer, and chief environmental officer for Sempra Energy, a Fortune 250 company with gas and electric utilities in the United States, Mexico, and South America as well as fossil-fuel and renewable energy power plants, natural gas, and LNG businesses and a worldwide commodities and energy trading business. Prior to joining Sempra, Javade was the general counsel and corporate secretary of Gateway, a $10 billion global technology company, where he also managed the contracts department and compliance activities.

Javade has structured and negotiated infrastructure, manufacturing, technology, education, and healthcare transactions in many parts of the world on behalf of major multinational companies and state-owned enterprises.   He regularly advises companies on regulatory and compliance matters, including governance and ethics investigations. He also advises governments, development agencies, and nongovernmental organizations on transactions, public-private partnerships, and investor-state arbitration.  He has been involved in numerous major international arbitrations conducted under the rules of the major arbitral organizations, such as ICSID, ICC, AAA, and the LCIA. 

He serves on a number of nonprofit boards working on education, development, and the rule of law, including the University of California’s Global Policy & Strategy School, the Institute of the Americas, the Yale International Alliance, the US-Asia Institute, the San Diego Zoo Global, The Rumie Initiative, and Rule of Law for Development Program, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Javade serves as a faculty member at the Loyola School of Law and the ILI-South Africa Centre for Legal Excellence.

Javade received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Environmental Science degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. He has received numerous awards from various legal organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Spirit of Excellence Award and the National Asian Pacific American Association’s Trailblazer award.

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