Rating agency IBI-Rating has become an analytical partner of the International Forum of Corporate Secretaries

Rating Agency IBI-Rating will participate in the IIIrd International Forum of Corporate Secretaries«Corporate Ukraine: Achievements, Challenges, plans»organized by Corporate Governance Professional Association (CGPA) and the International Financial Corporation (IFC), to take place on 3 June 2016.

It is for the third time that this event has confirmed its status as a major discussion platform for exchange of experience and familiarization with the new legislation in the area of corporate law and corporate governance.

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This year highlights of the Forum of Corporate Secretaries will be:
  • «Thesis briefing» and a live discussion with top executives of the Ministry of Economy, National Commission on Securities and Stock Market and State Property Fund of Ukraine on the topic: how is the corporate reform being implemented in our country in reality?
  • Presentation of profession of the future in Ukraine: a non-executive (independent) director. Experts will discuss the requirements for the position, area of responsibility, role in the company, performance indicators, and most importantly: who, where and how will look for candidates for the position of non-executive (independent) director.
  • Recommendations for prevention of errors in the context of novations of corporate law, which come into force during this year and next year. In particular, experts and practitioners will touch upon issues of major transactions and related party transactions, shareholders' agreement, as well as the legal institute of responsibility of economic entities’s officials.
  • Market opinion and advice "from the field" about the best instruments for addressing professional issues of corporate secretaries, on evaluating the level of corporate governance in companies, as well as on the ways of adaptation of international experience in Ukrainian realities.


«In the world practice, a corporate secretary is the key official responsible for the organization of all the activities in corporate governance in the company. In Ukraine, the Corporate Secretary issue has been sufficiently developed. Nevertheless, we are expecting a real "professional boom» of corporate secretaries in Ukraine, as since January 2016, all public joint stock companies in our country have been required to introduce this position», - noted Mr.Alexander Okunev, CGPA’s Chairman of the Board.

Target audience of the Forum are corporate secretaries, members of the supervisory boards of joint stock companies, experts of consulting and audit firms, engaged in the area of corporate governance. According to Mr. Alexander Okunev, such Forums are always a bridgehead for career growth of the participants, since in addition to numerous practical recommendations from experts and practitioners, they provide a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and potential employers.

As always, the Forum will close with a solemn and celebratory ceremony, the announcement of results and awards presented to winners of the«Corporate secretary of the year»» contest for personal professional achievements in the area of corporate governance. «Pursuing the mission and goals of the Association, we strive to provide corporate secretaries with an opportunity to feel the importance of their profession, to open up new horizons for their professional development, to inspire them. I think it would be no exaggeration to name the day of the Forum as ‘Day of Corporate Secretary in Ukraine’. On behalf of the Forum’s Organizing Committee, I invite everyone to join the organization, as well as holding of this event», - summed up the CGPA’s Chairman of the Board.

Official legal partner: ‘Baker & McKenzie’ International law firm
Partners: «EMKON» company, «DM» LLC
Analytical partner: Rating agency «IBI-Raiting»
Event-provider: ‘Event Envoy’ company
Supported by: Ukrainian Association of Investment Business.

Venue: «Bel étage» Club, 16а Sh. Rustaveli St., Kiev


For participation, please, contact Ms. Irina Bilyachenko, Ms. Maya Shokalo phone: +380 44 22-88-759, 278-12-52 ore-mail:

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Press service of IBI-Rating
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