Corporate Secretaries of IFIs to meet in Abidjan


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Maxwell Awumah, GNA 

Ho, Sept. 11, GNA – The Corporate
Secretaries of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) will hold their
20th Annual Meeting from 11 to 13 September 2019 at the headquarters of
the African Development Bank in Abidjan.

The Abidjan deliberations will seek to build
on the achievements of the group’s meeting in Bali, Indonesia, a year ago.

According to the release, copied to the
Ghana News Agency, members will address the effectiveness of the IFIs governing
Board, broadening the role of Board committees and strengthening relationships
between the Board and management.

Some 50 participants from 19 International
Financial Institutions are expected to attend. They include the African
Development Bank, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the European
Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank and the Asian Investment and
Infrastructure Bank.

The institutions will make presentations on
“The Impact of Geopolitics on Shareholding,” “Innovations in Technology around
Board Business,” “Addressing Board Work Programming Challenges,” ”Supervision
and Good Governance Reforms,” “Best Practices in International Financial
Institutions,” “The Role of the Audit Committee” and “Governance of IFI

In his remarks ahead of the meeting, Mr
Vincent Nmehielle, Secretary-General of the African Development Bank and host
of this year’s event, said: “…our interactions over the past few years have
afforded me the opportunity to understand that we face similar and common
challenges as overseers of the corporate governance mechanisms of our various
institutions. Accordingly, we look forward to welcoming our guests to Abidjan
for our ever-relevant deliberations aimed at better serving our various


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