Published On: Mon, Nov 26th, 2018

First study morning corporate governance big success

_MG_4186WILLEMSTAD - At the invitation of the Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath and the Minister of Finance Kenneth Gijsbertha, commissioners and directors of the government and affiliated entities attended a study morning on Saturday 24 November 2018 in the ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel on Corporate Governance, organized by the Themis Institute for Governance and Leadership.

The commissioners, directors, board members and members of the Board of Regulators of government affiliated entities have been invited by the established working group 'Recruiting candidate commissioners for governmental boards and foundations' to attend a series of in total 6 study mornings on corporate governance. The study mornings were provided by Prof. Frank Kunneman, together with Drs. Ing. Robbert Kroon.

The study mornings not only offer the possibility to refresh knowledge and improve skills and insight, but you also get the unique opportunity to _MG_4146exchange ideas about this interesting field with colleagues. The participants of the course received a certificate of participation and a diploma will be awarded to those who have attended a total of six planned seminars. The presentations were practical, very interactive and offered every opportunity to ask questions and to conduct the necessary discussions. Prof. dr. dr. Kunneman and drs. Ing. Kroon also invited other experts to take care of certain sections of the training. For the meeting in January Mr. Donald de Palm (SBTNO) promised all his cooperation.

The government of Curaçao is very pleased with the offer from the Themis Institute to provide the series free of charge. The policy of government companies and foundations has been in the public eye lately. As a result, the role of the statutory auditor, supervisor, but also the management, is becoming increasingly important," says Rudy Eleonora, chairman of the working group.

The first session was initiated by his deputy minister Steven Martina in the absence of Prime Minister Rhuggenaath. During his speech, Dr. Martina pointed out to participants the three most essential characteristics of good governance: integrity, transparency and a high level of responsibility.

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