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

Hong Kong – Prior posting, contains Corporate Governance Code

Malaysian Code on Corp Governance -2012

Indonesia Code of Good Corporate Governance -2006

Korea-Code of Best Practices for Corporate Governance-2003

China -Code of Corp Gov for Listed Companies in China -2002

India – Corporate Governance Voluntary Guidelines-2009

Taiwan-Corporate Governance Best-Practice Principles for TSE GTSM -2010

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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