On Wednesday, November 18, over 400 industry professionals in the governance, risk and compliance world will gather to celebrate the best of the best in at Corporate Secretary’s annual Corporate Governance Awards.
For our awards, individuals and companies have the opportunity to nominate themselves or others, free of charge, for aspects of GRC. More information about the categories, criteria, and judging process can be found below. To be the first to know about the 2020 nomination process register your interest here.
Join us on the night to meet the companies that are consistently raising the bar and pushing the profession forward through innovation.
For our awards, individuals and companies are given the opportunity to submit written entries, free of charge, to be put forward to a panel of expert judges made up of corporate governance professionals and Corporate Secretary editorial members.
To be the first to know about the 2020 nomination process register your interest here.
The judging process is made up of three simple phases:
Phase 1: The Corporate Secretary editorial team reviews all submissions, selects finalists in each category and sends judges those submissions.
Phase 2: Judges review submissions for finalists individually.
Phase 3: Judges come together to discuss all finalist submissions and determine the winners in each category.
The judges scores will not be shared with nominees, however, comments may be published in articles or reports after the event. The judges are not required to make comments against every submission. This year’s judging panel will be announced shortly.
We have over 400 professional at our awards ceremony. Attendees are primarily nominees of our corporate governance awards for that year. Each guest is someone with an established track record and a strategic GRC role within his or her company. In addition to our nominees, 2019 attendees included:
|Job title||Company||Job title||Company|
|Assistant general counsel & vice president||Bank of America||SVP & director, legal||Citizens Financial Group|
|Chief compliance officer||Nouryon||SVP chief ethics and compliance officer||Guardian Life Insurance|
|Chief governance officer||Regions Financial||SVP, general counsel – corporate & secretary||Nielsen Holdings|
|Chief legal officer, ombudsman and corporate secretary||Interac Corp||SVP, general counsel & corp secretary||The AES Corporation|
|Chief regulatory counsel||Change Healthcare||Vice president and assistant corporate secretary||Bank of America|
|EVP & general counsel||Change Healthcare||Vice president and deputy general counsel, corporate, securities and M&A||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
|EVP, chief operating officer, legal||Citizens Financial Group||Vice president, assistant general counsel & secretary||IBM|
|EVP, general counsel and chief legal & risk officer, corporate secretary||Caesars Entertainment||Vice president, assistant secretary & associate general counsel||AXA Equitable Holdings|
|Executive vice president and chief legal officer||AXA Equitable Holdings||Vice president, chief sustainability officer and group general counsel||Travelers|
|Executive vice president, general counsel & secretary||PVH||Vice president, corporate governance||Prudential Financial|
|Executive vice president, general counsel and secretary||Atlas Air Worldwide||VP, assistant general counsel & assistant secretary||Coeur Mining|
|President and chief executive officer||Atlas Air Worldwide||VP, associate general counsel – employment & litigation||PVH|
|Senior vice president and chief sustainability officer||Metlife||VP, chief counsel, corporate & securities, assistant secretary||Caesars Entertainment|
|Senior vice president and corporate secretary||Kelly Services||VP, compliance||Comscore|
|Senior vice president, US general counsel & global head of Litigation||RBC||VP, learning & development||Change Healthcare|
Taking place on the day of the awards ceremony, the Corporate Secretary Think Tank is an invitation-only event exclusively for senior GRC professionals.
It is free to attend and our unique format enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues in the corporate governance world.
What makes our format so unique?
It is far removed from the traditional conference set-up as the event consists of a series of panel sessions followed by roundtable discussions on select GRC issues. These interactive sessions are an opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other top-rated corporate governance professionals.
"The awards are external validations for the work being done by the governance groups within companies whose work might go unseen by the average employee. Having a physical trophy is a good representation of the hard work of those teams"
"It is important that the good work done by many members of the corporate governance community be highlighted, and I particularly appreciate the opportunity for recognition offered to smaller companies and rising stars"
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Sign up for the complete experience below. You will have full access to the welcome drinks reception, the glamorous dinner, the prestigious awards ceremony and the fun-filled after party!
Please note that these are our early-bird prices and any bookings made after September 25, 2020 will be charged at the standard rate. If you have any questions regarding booking seats and tables for the awards, please contact Brigitte Toledano on +1 212 430 6861.
The Corporate Governance Awards 2020 will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway. Designed by Benjamin Wistar Morris in 1921, with 65 foot high ceilings, soaring marble columns and murals painted by Ezra Winter, it is truly a sight to behold. See the space come to life at this year’s gala!
New York, NY 10004
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