Accelerated Certificate in Company Direction: PICG, IoD join hands to introduce certification

KARACHI: Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) has joined hands with the UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD) to introduce the globally recognised Accelerated Certificate in Company Direction under the Royal Charter in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, PICG President and CEO Fuad Hashimi said the qualification will provide Pakistan’s professionals with an opportunity to become part of a global network of trained directors in 34 countries.

Founded on a public-private partnership basis in 2004, PICG started a directors’ training programme in February 2007. As many as 480 participants, including 45 women, have attained certificates of director education since then.

The Accelerated Certification Programme is designed as an intensive, advanced course for an internationally recognised qualification. “The programme’s setting within an international context makes it a unique educational experience not only for senior executives preparing for a board mandate, but also for current directors from organisations of all sizes and sectors, who want to bring specific competences and credibility to the boards on which they serve,” Hashmi said.

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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