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Corporate Governance & Board Establishment

We specialize in establishing robust corporate governance frameworks and boards that enhance accountability, transparency, and long-term growth.

From startups to family businesses, our tailored programs and certifications empower entities across various sectors to thrive ethically and sustainably.

Why Corporate Governance is Crucial?

Enhances Accountability and Transparency:

Corporate governance establishes a framework that ensures accountability at all levels of an organization. Transparent decision-making processes build trust among stakeholders, including investors, employees, and customers.

Mitigates Risks:

A robust corporate governance system helps identify and mitigate risks effectively. Regular risk assessments and compliance checks contribute to the long-term sustainability of a company.

Attracts Investment:

Investors, especially institutional investors, are more likely to invest in companies with strong corporate governance practices. Good governance signals a commitment to ethical conduct and responsible management.

Fosters Long-Term Growth:

By focusing on strategic planning and sustainable practices, corporate governance contributes to the long-term growth of a company. It encourages a forward-thinking approach that goes beyond short-term gains.

Ensures Legal Compliance:

Compliance with laws and regulations is a fundamental aspect of corporate governance. Adherence to legal requirements protects the company from legal troubles and reputational damage.

Applications of Corporate Governance:

  • Publicly Traded Companies:

Public companies benefit from corporate governance in maintaining transparency, protecting shareholder interests, and ensuring regulatory compliance.

  • Private Companies:

Private companies use corporate governance to improve internal operations, manage risks, and prepare for potential future IPOs or acquisitions.

  • Family-Owned Businesses:

Corporate governance helps in professionalizing family-owned businesses, separating family and business matters, and ensuring a smooth transition of leadership across generations.

  • Nonprofit Organizations:

Nonprofits benefit from governance structures that ensure effective use of resources, ethical conduct, and accountability to donors and beneficiaries.

  • Startups and Accelerators:
  •   Startups: Implementing corporate governance early on helps startups establish a solid foundation for growth, attract investors, and navigate challenges associated with rapid expansion.
  •   Accelerators: Accelerators can use corporate governance principles to guide the selection of startups, mentor their founders, and ensure a structured approach to business development.

Wedo's programs:

  • Startups & accelerators 

Modules: Introduction to governance for startups, risk management, building effective boards, case studies on successful startup governance, explaining different stages of growth of companies, decision-making and strategic oversight, ownership, SME Governance Matrix.

  • Family Business 

Hands-on sessions focusing on practical aspects of corporate governance for family-owned businesses.

Topics: Succession planning, structuring corporate governance: the owners, the board of directors and the management, conflict resolution in family businesses, mission, strategy and execution, long-term sustainability, leadership & value, and establishing governance structures within a family-owned context.

  • Board Direction Course for Professionals

Topics: Board dynamics, strategic decision-making, ethical considerations, and compliance in governance, chair’s role, developing an agenda (process and items), developing a risk matrix, finding the right balance in pre-meeting materials, working with those presenting to the board to get the most out of their presentations and discussions, running a meeting/managing a discussion, dealing with crises, whom to call on and whom to call out, when to vote and when to table an issue, when to take action quickly and when to err on the side of unity, committee assignments, appointing committee chairs, and working with committee chairs, between meeting communication (committees, encouraging industry and economic awareness, building team unity), bringing the best out of your board members, whether they are too loud or too quiet, when to replace a board member, board and board member evaluation processes, chair-CEO relationship, reasons to resign from chair role, dealing with succession at all levels, how the role of the chair changed during the role, how to live in the future, what’s next.

  • Certifications:

Recognized programs for professionals seeking accreditation in corporate governance.