Corporate Governance Challenges in the COVID Era

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

The presentation will cover Governance principles and challenges in the COVID era. Governance oversight for the Board of Directors is constantly evolving and it is important that Directors’ engagement and involvement keeps pace with the changing market environment. While management continues to execute and focuses on operational challenges in the market, the Board of Directors should not only retain its oversight of management but review whether the overall corporate strategy continues to be relevant or requires tweaking.

Who Should Attend: Board Directors, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Head of Strategy, Legal and Compliance functions

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the board’s role in corporate governance, 
  • Understand regulatory expectations of good governance, and need for diversity and independence among the directors,
  • Explore lessons learned and challenges arising from one year of working in the COVID environment, and 
  • How to position the institution strategically to face the changing market conditions for the community banks.


Suresh Kumar
Lead Independent Director on the Board of Directors
State Bank of India (California), Los Angeles 
Suresh is also chairman of the audit committee and a member of the risk, executive, and nominating / HR committees of the board. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of iCuro, an artificial intelligence-based technology system solution provider located in Silicon Valley, California. 

Mr. Kumar has over 25 years of senior executive management experience having retired as managing director of the $6 billion asset Mizuho Bank Ltd, Los Angeles where he exercised oversight responsibilities for risk management, legal and regulatory compliance, human resources, information technology, credit administration and finance and accounting functions. Earlier, he was chief financial officer and director on the board of Mizuho Corporate Bank of California, and president & CEO of Brentwood Bank of California, an independent community bank. Mr. Kumar has an MBA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a Certificate in FinTech from Harvard University.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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