7/30, BDTI Will Offer Next English “Director Boot Camp”

This one-dayintensive program teaches participants the key legal and corporate governance knowledge they need to responsibly serve on, report to, or analyze boards of Japanese companies, both public and private. The course consists of short lectures interspersed with ample time for interactive discussion and questions-and-answers about real-life situations that occur on boards, and how to handle them. The course is usually good fun for everybody, since we all learn from each others' experiences, as well as from BDTI. The program will cover topics such as:

Intro tocorporate governance;the role of directors and the board
What is legally required of directors under the Japanese Company Law?
Legal and liability issues directors that should understand, and how to handle them
Director duties and conflict-of-interest situations
The role of statutory auditors, internal controls, and the audit process
The role of the board in strategy and performance measurement
“Best practices”, committees, succession planning, and risk management
Changing “corporate governance culture” in organizations

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013, from 10:00-17:00 pm

Place: The offices of Cosmo PR, which is located on the 7th floor of the Azabu Kaisei Building (1-8-10 Azabudai Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0041 Japan). This building is directly across from the Russian Embassy and the Tokyo American Club, in Kamiyacho.


Charge: Yen 55,000 per person, including lunch. Over-flow applications will be handled on a first-paid, first-served basis.


Nicholas Benes- Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan; President and Representative Director, JTP Corporation, K.K.; Former Governor, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

Mr. Benes received his B.A. in political science from Stanford University, and a JD-MBA degree from UCLA, after which he worked at JP Morgan for 11 years. He is an inactive member of the bar in California and New York, and is certified as a securities salesman in London and Japan. Currently, he is a Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), where he also is Chair of the FDI Committee and the Growth Strategy Task Force. In the past, he served as Chair of the FDI Task Force of the ACCJ, and as a member of the Experts Committee of the Japan Investment Council, an advisory committee to the Japanese Cabinet on FDI policy. He has also served as an independent outside director at Alps Mapping, the listed company Cecile Ltd., and Livedoor Holdings (post-scandal). In 2010, he was a member of the Financial Service Agency’s Corporate Governance Liaison Committee, which had been formed to provide private sector input to the Ministry of Justice and the Legal Affairs Advisory Council regarding amendment of Japanese Company Law.

TO SIGN UP: Pleasefill out page 2 of the application form, andeither email, fax, or scan/send it to usat info@bdti.or.jp:

Clickhere orbelowto read what these and other participants say about BDTI's DirectorBoot Camp!

Catherine O'Connell, Division Counsel, Global Micro Products Division & Regional Counsel APAC North, Molex Japan Co., Ltd
Dieter Schwaller, Chief Operating Officer, BlackRock Japan
Gerhard Fasol, CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK
Roger J. Marshall, Partner & Managing Director, Odgers Berndtson Japan
Michael Reber, Human Resources Division Talent Management Group, YOROZU CORPORATION
Steve Romaine, former banker and long-time search consultant
Steve Burson, President, H&R Consultants K.K.
Director and Chief Strategic Officer, Baroque Japan Limited

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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