Webinar on "Appointment of Women Directors in Infrastructure Companies" by CIAS & OP Jindal Global
The Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) and O.P. Jindal Global are organizing an exciting webinar on 'Appointment of Women Directors in Infrastructure Companies' scheduled for Tuesday, 15 March 2022 between 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (IST).
About Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS)
The Centre for India Australia Studies (CIAS) is the first and only Centre with a focus on the India-Australia bilateral relationship that is embedded in an Indian Higher Education Institution. This emphasises the scope for an increase in momentum, from an Indian perspective, for this important bilateral relationship.
About O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the Government of Haryana and recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
JGU is the only ‘Institution of Eminence’ and is India’s No. 1 Private University. It was established as a philanthropic initiative by the Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal.
Guest of Honour - Sarah Storey - Deputy High Commissioner, Australian High Commission to India, New Delhi.
Speaker 1 (Australia) - Gabrielle Trainor AO, FAICD - Director, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (Vic); Chair, Construction Industry Culture Taskforce (NSW & Vic).
Speaker 2 (Australia) - Elizabeth Shaw - Partner, Diversity Inclusion & Wellbeing Consulting, PwC Australia.
Speaker 3 (India) - Neera Saggi - Independent Director, Tata Projects Ltd.; Independent Director, Honeywell Automation India Ltd.
Speaker 4 (India) - Monisha Macedo - Independent Director, LTIDPL IndvIT Services Ltd. (Infrastructure Investment Trust); Former Director, Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd.
Moderator - Asst. Prof. Divyangana Dhankar, JGU
Title - Appointment of Women Directors in Infrastructure Companies
Date - Tuesday, 15th March 2022
Time - 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM (IST); 4:30pm- 6:00pm (AEST)
Key theme of the webinar
Infrastructure is vital for economic development of any country. It is concerned with the creation, operation and maintenance of key public structures and services for society to function. Our preliminary empirical research reveals that majority listed infrastructure companies on India’s BSE 200 (formerly, Bombay Stock Exchange) have only 1-2 female directors on their board. In companies with 1 (one) female director, a vast majority of such directors were independent as mandated by Reg. 17 Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. On the other hand, in companies with 2 (two) female directors, a combination of 1 (one) female non-executive director (but not independent) and 1 (one) female independent director was prevalent. In most instances, the female non-executive director was related to the promoter.