II International Corporate Directors’ Forum: Effective Supervisory Board
05 December 2017

The role of the Supervisory Boards in building corporate governance models for both public and private companies is difficult to overestimate. The banks, business partners, and investors always pay attention to the quality of the Boards and top managers.

The events of the last two years show that in Ukraine, finally, there has been a positive shift in relation to the supervisory boards and their members - corporate directors:

  • In 2016, the laws, which introduced the institution of independent directors, entered into effect. It is envisaged that all PJSCs must, until 01.01.2018, vote at least two independent directors to their supervisory boards, and all banks must vote at least 25% of independent directors. Creation of Supervisory Boards is also envisaged in state companies. The Committees on audit, remuneration and appointments should be established in the Supervisory Boards. The Supervisory Boards must become the centre of real decision-making, responsible for the fate of the company.
  • The experience has been gained in the creating the effective Supervisory Boards not only in private companies (DTEK, Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Nova Poshta), but also in joint-stock companies owned by the state. The first state enterprise, where the Supervisory Board was established and is actively working, is NJSC “Ukraine Naftogaz”. Now the process of forming the Supervisory Boards is going on in JSC “Ukrzaliznytsia”, “Ukrposhta”, and “Ukrenergo”.

THE FORUM OF CORPORATE DIRECTORS is a meeting place for international experience and Ukrainian practice in the field of corporate governance, an exchange of views among leading experts and government officials, discussion of legislative innovations and consideration of the best cases of creating the effective corporate governance system.

The first forum of Corporate Directors was held in 2016 and gathered more than 150 participants. The forum was devoted to the voting the Independent Directors, including in the Supervisory Boards of state companies. Learn More

This year, the emphasis is on methods of improving the effectiveness of the Supervisory Boards.


  • Business owners
  • Representatives of state bodies who manage the state corporate rights
  • Members of the Supervisory Boards (including independent directors)
  • Executives of companies (including state companies)
  • Representatives of Ukrainian and international investment and financial organizations
  • Experts, consultants, specialists working in the field of corporate law and governance.

For participation, please, contact Iryna Bilyachenko, Maya Shokalo 
tel. +380 44 22-88-759, 278-12-52, e-mail: info@cgpa.com.ua.

The Forum includes 4-5 sessions, each session lasts one hour and a half. 

Each session is devoted to the case study of the Ukrainian company, which has an interesting experience of corporate directors’ activity in various industries.

They will present their experience:

  • bank
  • production company listed on a foreign stock exchange
  • large agroholding
  • average company that can be called a "family company"
  • company that is part of a large multinational group.

Key issues:

  • Forming an effective Supervisory Board. Ensuring a balanced team of directors.
  • Including the independent directors into the Supervisory Boards
  • Leadership of the Supervisory Board in developing the corporate strategy of the company
  • Selecting and nominating the Chief Executive Officer of the company by the Supervisory Board 
  • Assessment of the work of the Supervisory Board
  • Providing the development and implementation of the company's investment strategy by the Supervisory Board
  • The activities of the Supervisory Board in the field of compliance and risk management of the company



CGPA, Corporate Governance Professional Association was established in 2009 as a non-government organization and currently ranks as a leading expert community and center for generating corporate governance reform in Ukraine. CGPA Mission is to help Ukrainian businesses become more profitable and sustainable through the development of effective corporate governance. Website- www.cgpa.com.ua.


The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. It was established in 1956 as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group to advance economics development by investing in strictly for-profit and commercial projects that purport to reduce poverty and promote development. Since 2009, its goals are to increase sustainable agriculture opportunities, improve health and education, increase access to financing for microfinance and business clients, advance infrastructure, help small businesses grow revenues, and invest in climate health.. Website - www.ifc.org

Official education partner 

Ukrainian Corporate Govarnance Institute. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, the Institute ensures the implementation of key statutory tasks of CGPA and is to become the leading educational, research and consulting organization in the field of corporate governance and business strategy. Since the foundation, the Institute is a teaching and research centre of CGPA.


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If you have any questions, call & nbsp; under number 044 228 87 59   or write to email: info@cgpa.com.ua marked "question." We will be happy to assist you!