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Improve your corporate governance, risk management, regulation, management structures and Basel III.

Gain the latest thinking on Bank Board leadership in the fast-changing global economy, the evolving financial sector, the increasingly difficult area of Boardroom interaction, and stakeholder management.

This programme aims to inform executive and non-executive Board members regarding the latest thinking on Board leadership, and the necessary knowledge and skills in the increasingly difficult area of Boardroom interaction, leadership and decision-making. Board members will also benefit from this programme by gaining knowledge on how to manage Board member conflict of interests, deal with ethics and disputes in the boardroom, and manage the (often conflicting) demands of stakeholders.

The programme will review case studies, market data and short simulation exercises to explore the relevant material and to investigate the application and relevance of the material. This includes group and individual participation, debate and discussion in addition to formal lecturing as means to develop understanding of the programme material. The programme will also introduce industry thought leaders to this programme as guest speakers.
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Application Dates

Applications Open: 
22 May 2023

Applications Close: 
1 September 2023 

Admission is based on professional requirements to attain new or enhance your skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • This programme is aimed at directors (executive and non-executive), as well as company secretaries of banks.
No formal education qualifications are required.


Total tuition fee
R19 500

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Special Requirements

Special Needs: If you have a special need or disability, GIBS will look into accommodating this. However, it is a requirement that the student will need to provide medical certificates and supporting documentation as requested by the GIBS Admissions Office. We recommend you contact before you complete your application. Religious Observance: Observant students must contact the GIBS Admissions Office before you start your application to ascertain if or how your specific needs may be accommodated. 

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How you will benefit
  • Better appreciate and interrogate your organisation’s core purpose, its risks and opportunities, strategy, business model, performance and sustainability;
  • Lead effectively and ethically in a way that supports the organisation being ethical and a good corporate citizen
  • Govern risk in a way that supports the organisation in setting and achieving its strategic objectives
  • Analyse the sourcing, selecting and remunerating of Board members to ensure the Board comprises the required balance of knowledge, skills, experience, diversity and independence; and
  • Assess the evaluation and govern the rewarding of Board member performance that is linked to the successful delivery of the company’s long-term strategy.

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Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Regulation
  • An overview of different banking models & associated risks, regulation, risk management & corporate governance;
  • Non-executive directors’ responsibilities in terms of King IV™ and the Banks Act;
  • A practical guide to non-executive directors’ responsibilities;
  • Introduction to Basel lll; and
  • The Companies Act and Non-executive directors’ responsibilities.

Risk Management, Governance, Conduct and Compliance

  • Introduction to risk management responsibilities for NED’s;
  • An overview of market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, operational risk and compliance risks;
  • Evaluating risk management effectiveness: what to expect from leadership – key considerations when overseeing culture and conducting risk programmes;
  • What to expect from information technology, enterprise risk, compliance and internal audit functions; and
  • Transitioning to IFRS 9.
Who should attend?

This programme is aimed at directors (executive and non-executive), as well as company secretaries of banks.

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