Institute of Directors IndiaPayment
Institute of Directors IndiaConnect Us

Get In Touch With Us Institute of Directors India


    Date & Time

    Wed - Thur
    October 28-29, 2020



    Annual (Virtual)



    Re-imagining the Future of Business beyond 2020: A Strategic Foresight



    Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah

    Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah

    Chairman Institute of Directors
    former Chief Justice of India former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission & National Commission for Constitution of India Reforms

  • Release of IOD Handbook

    Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS

    Girish Chandra Murmu, IAS

    Comptroller & Auditor
    General of India

Guests of Honour

  • Dr. Anup Wadhawan, IAS (Retd.)

    Dr. Anup Wadhawan, IAS (Retd.)

    Former Commerce Secretary
    Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India

  •  Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS

    Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India

  • Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS

    Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS

    Department of Food & Public Distribution Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Govt. of India

  • jyoti arora, IAS

    Jyoti arora, IAS

    Special Secretary & Financial Advisor
    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITy), Government of India

  • Gaurav Gupta, IAS

    Gaurav Gupta, IAS

    Principal Secretary - Commerce
    & Industries Department, Govt. of Karnataka

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. (Judge) Mervyn E. King SC

    Prof. (Judge) Mervyn E. King SC

    King Committee on Corporate Governance; Patron, Good Governance Academy, Chair Emeritus, IIRC & GRI & former Judge, Supreme Court of South Africa

  • Ajay Banga

    Ajay Banga

    President & CEO
    MasterCard Inc., USA

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL

    Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL

    President of Confederation
    of British Industry (CBI), Founder & Chairman of Cobra Beer Partnership, UK

  • Sunil Kant Munjal

    Sunil Kant Munjal

    Hero Enterprise, India

  • Helen Brand OBE

    Helen Brand OBE

    Chief Executive,
    ACCA, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

  • Shailesh V. Haribhakti, FCA

    Shailesh V. Haribhakti, FCA

    Chairman - Western Region,
    Institute of Directors, India, Board Chairman - Blue Star Ltd., L&T Finance Holdings Ltd., Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd. and NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd.; Independent Director on multiple Boards

  • Andrew Kakabadse

    Prof. Andrew Kakabadse

    Professor of Governance & Leadership;
    Programme Director, Board Directors' Programme and Chairman, Henley Directors’ Forum

  • Terry Heymann

    Terry Heymann

    Chief Financial Officer
    World Gold Council, UK

  • Anurag Goel

    Anurag Goel, IAS (Retd.)

    Former Secretary
    Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India

  • Dr. Manish Kumar, IAS

    Dr. Manish Kumar, IAS

    Managing Director & CEO
    National Skill Development Corporation, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

  • Rohan Verma

    Rohan Verma

    CEO & Executive Director

  • H. K. Joshi

    H. K. Joshi

    Chairman & MD
    Shipping Corporation of India

  • Alka Mittal

    Dr. Alka Mittal

    Director (HR)
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

  • A. K. Tiwari

    A. K. Tiwari

    Director (Finance)
    GAIL (India) Limited

  • Deepak Bagla

    Deepak Bagla

    Managing Director & CEO
    Invest India

  • Sameer Garde

    Sameer Garde

    Cisco India & SAARC

  • Anita Punwani

    Anita Punwani

    Deputy Chair
    Institute of Risk Management (IRM), UK

  • CS Ashish Garg

    CS Ashish Garg

    The Institute of Company Secretaries of India

  • S. K. Chaudhary

    S. K. Chaudhary

    Chairman & MD
    IRCON International Limited

  • Kunal Kalawatia

    Kunal Kalawatia

    Chief Marketing
    National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

  • Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas

    Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas

    Hon fellow, Director-General-UK and Europe Operations,
    Institute of Directors, India and President, Institute of Management Services, UK

  • Dr. Graham Wilson

    Dr. Graham Wilson

    Leadership & Organization Development University of Oxford, UK

Speacial talks

  • Board Experience over
    30 years: The Wise Director

    R. Gopalakrishnan

    R. Gopalakrishnan

    Author and Corporate Advisor former Executive Director and Board Member, Tata Sons, India

  • Leading a Purposeful

    Alex Edmans

    Prof. Alex Edmans

    Professor of Finance & Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance, London Business School, UK also, TED Speaker

About the Conclave

The Annual Directors Conclave is the annual flagship event of IOD, which focuses on various current burning issues faced by boards, and the needs of the effective ‘Future Boards’. It brings together a large number of industry leaders, policy makers and board members, including IOD members, in its endeavour of "Building Tomorrow's Boards". This year's theme is "Reimagining Business beyond 2020: A Strategic Foresight".

The Conclave is addressed by eminent speakers, including Govt. Secretaries, CEOs and Thought Leaders from different spheres of life, who share their views with participants through interactive sessions.

Over 1000 participants are expected to join the Conclave through our licensed digital platform. It would also be Live-streamed on IOD's YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels. The Conclave will deliberate on the implications of Covid-19 pandemic on the future of business, on future of Boards and their transformational strategies in determining the corporate scene in the post-pandemic era beyond 2020. Corporates have to prepare to rebuild for a new normal, in which extreme events are likely to be more frequent than in the past. It will also facilitate an exchange of ideas, across sectors and geographies, by bringing together some of the key board leaders, professionals experts and policy-makers from around the world.

Prof. (Judge) Mervyn E. King SC, Chairman, King Committee on Corporate Governance, Patron, Good Governance Academy; Chair Emeritus, IIRC & GRI and former Judge, Supreme Court of South Africa shall deliver the Keynote Address.


The Conclave is open to all stakeholders interested in Good Corporate Governance and Sustainability, including Policy Makers, Legislators, Lawyers, Jurists, Diplomats, Govt Officials, Company Chairmen, Directors, Women Directors, CEOs, MDs, CFOs, Bankers, Chartered Accountants, Company /Corporate Secretaries, Fund Managers, Investors, Brokers, NGOs, Management Analysts, Management Students, Financial Consultants and Academics, et al.


  • Special focus on ‘Future of Business’, ‘Board Leadership’ and ‘Independent Directors’
  • Power packed insightful discussions
  • Insights from across economic sectors & geographies

Principal Strategic Partner


Map, GIS & GPS Partner

map my india

Principal Partners


Gold Partners

world gold council

Silver Partners

government of karnataka

Associate Partners