CII (WR) Indian Women Network along with KPMG organised fifth edition of the interactive session on ‘Women Independent Director’s Master Class’ on 27 April 2016 at Mumbai. The focus of the Masterclass was to enable women directors to effectively play their role as board members.
The masterclass commenced with Ms. Neetu Vinayek and Mr. Santosh Dalvi (Partners, KPMG India) discussing the direct and indirect tax impact of the Budget 2016. The session was followed by Mr. Kunal Pande (Partner, KPMG India) discussing the importance and relevance of cyber security in recent times. Ms. Mridulla Khatri (Vice President - Markets, KPMG India) briefly took the session over to discuss key points on the 2016 audit committee agenda and Board agenda. Keynote speaker Ms. Madhabi Puri Buch (Independent Director, various corporates) then concluded the session by sharing her perspective on a practical guide to being a woman independent director. The participants contributed their observations and related to each other’s experiences as board members. The agenda was a blend of regulatory and guidance matters to help the participants in conducting their Board responsibilities.