Summary of Various Guidelines re Director Training in Corporate Governance Codes in Asia

Summary:Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and India makesignificant reference to director training, and specify requirements or guidelines with respect to it.This is in keeping with the OECD's Priorities for Asia that were agreed last November. Most other jurisdictions also make some sort of reference to training. Japan does nothing it all; it does not even have a Corporate Governance Code or listing requirements on the topic.

Japan – Nothing at allto report.

Singapore – Prior posting, contains new amended Code
http://bdti.or.jp/english/node/405

Hong Kong – Prior posting, contains Corporate Governance Code
http://bdti.or.jp/english/node/406

Malaysian Code on Corp Governance -2012
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/7flx49os

Indonesia Code of Good Corporate Governance -2006
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/8h6v40qt

Korea-Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance-2003
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/m2quvhyt

China -Code of Corp Gov for Listed Companies in China -2002
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/qn92biut

India – Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines-2009
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/2kjxrmg1

Taiwan-Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles for TSE GTSM -2010
http://bdti.mastertree.jp/f/qzwv8d0t

The Board Director Training Institute (BDTI) is a "public interest" nonprofit in Japan dedicated to training about directorship, corporate governance, and related management techniques. It is certified by the Japanese government to conduct these activities as a regulated nonprofit. Read a summary about BDTI here, and see a menu of its services for both corporations and investors here.

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