Company Secretaries Committee
Description
The Company Secretary is key to ensuring good corporate governance in an organisation.
As well as being a source of expertise on company law and corporate governance matters to the Board, the Company Secretary ensures that all activities undertaken comply with legal, ethical and regulatory requirements, and facilitates communication between the Board and the other stakeholders. Therefore, Company Secretaries need to have a sound understanding of the operations of the company as well as the relevant laws and regulatory requirements of Luxembourg. This also includes corporate governance sensitive issues, finance, and best practices on how to assist the Board operate effectively. The Company Secretary must thus be well informed, professional, and will be the right hand of the Chairman of the Board in meetings.
The ILA Company Secretarial and Governance Practice Committee focuses on corporate governance, including legal and regulatory aspects as well as best practice, and how to maximise Board efficiency, notably via relevant technical and soft trainings.
The Committee promotes the function of Company Secretary as an essential part of the Board meeting process and key strategic corporate governance position.
In addition, this Committee aims at people carrying out a company secretarial position, from entry level staff who wishes to increase their knowledge and understanding of this role as well as senior Company Secretaries and Board members, who want to carry on their professional development and stay abreast of regulations and guidelines.
The Committee conducts regular breakfast briefings and other dedicated training events, and make available factsheets and other publications, in order to develop high professional standards and best practice.
Last but not least, the Committee has recently launched a Professional Certificate in Company Secretarial and Governance Practice with the view to provide the participants with the essential knowledge and skill-set to fulfil the role of Company Secretary successfully.
Members
FunctionNameOrganization
ChairCatherine BEAUJOURMEDA PHARMA
Vice ChairmanGuy MODERTPOST Luxembourg
Honorary memberMaurice BAUERSociété de la Bourse du Luxembourg
MemberMonique BACHNERIndependent Director
MemberKatarzyna CIESIELSKAPARK PROPERTIES SARL
MemberGuillaume DE VILLENAUTMarguerite Adviser SA
MemberSarah DERENGOWSKI JP MORGAN BANK Luxembourg SA
MemberFrédérique LUNDGRENIndependent Director
MemberSylvie MARQUANTIndependent Director
MemberPamela STEENFELDT-KRISTENSEN
MemberLars SVENNINGSSON
MemberAdriana VALCARCEAberdeen Asset Management
MemberJeanne YELVERTONHENDERSON MANAGEMENT SA