A free all-day conference under the auspices of the European Commission, organised by the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) and the Centre for Law & Business, National University of Singapore (NUS). The organisers are most grateful to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the dialogue series sponsor and to the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) and the Singapore Stewardship & Corporate Governance Centre for their support of the 2015 conference in Singapore

Mrs. Jurdant advocates better corporate governance standards and practices globally. For 15 years, she has analysed and compared corporate governance frameworks and practices around the world, in diverse countries such as Russia and China. Under the auspices of the OECD Corporate Governance Committee, since 2006 she manages the regional Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance and bilateral programmes with China, India and Indonesia. These high level hubs advance corporate governance reforms among a network of influential decision-makers on complex subjects, such as transparency, minority shareholder protection, as well as board nomination and election.

Mrs. Jurdant develops policy recommendations and advice to support reforms in Asia. She has produced numerous reports and articles on corporate governance and spoke in conferences around the world on the subject. In 2012, she prepared the report “Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level”, endorsed on a consensus basis by 13 Asian economies. She worked closely with the Chinese regulator on their self-assessment of corporate governance of listed companies in China, using for the first time an international standard. She led the Asian Task Force to develop the “Guide to Fighting Abusive Related Party Transactions in Asia”, agreed and used by a number of jurisdictions.

Prior to the OECD, Mrs. Jurdant was a trade specialist at the US Embassy in Paris; she prepared market research and identified partners to help American companies develop in France. Mrs. Jurdant holds a Masters degree in international relations with a specialisation in international law and economics from Boston University. She is a recipient of the “Rising Star of Corporate Governance” award and is a member on the Rising Star Selection Committee of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School.

Mrs. Jurdant is a member of the French Institute of Directors (IFA); the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Shareholder Committee drafting team on diversity; the European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN) Think Tank Group and Mentoring Programme. She is married and has two children. Mrs. Jurdant is a citizen of the United States and France; she was born in the former USSR. She is fluent in Russian, English and French.

The Dialogue is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).