Regional corporate governance body set for launching in T&T today

The Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute (CCGI), a non-profit membership-based organisation dedicated to strengthening principles of good corporate governance across the region, will be formally launched today in Trinidad and Tobago.

The institute, which is seeking to become a regional provider of guidance and resources, world-class director training and professional development opportunities in the area of corporate governance, will be headquartered in Port of Spain.

According to a press release, the launch will serve to formally introduce the CCGI to the business community who will also hear testimonies from a distinguished panel of leaders on how corporate governance has shaped their success.

The speakers include Joseph Esau, Chairman of Agostini Ltd and Carib-bean Communications Network Ltd; Sharon Christopher, Deputy CEO of First Citizens Bank; and Norman Christie, Regional President, BP Trinidad & Tobago. The panel will be moderated by Kurt Kisto, Executive Director – Caribbean Constituency, Inter-American Development Bank, and former Business Development Consultant for the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Iwokrama Rain Forest project.

Meantime, the release said, Chief Executive Officer of CCGI Alex Kjorven noted that since the institute began in January this year it has been building its membership base and creating partnerships.

The institute is seen as eventually playing a critical role in helping to usher in best practices in corporate governance for the region.

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