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Governance and the Future of Banking


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9:00 - 17:30



Governance and the Future of Banking: Transitioning Banks Out of Covid and Into the Future

Reviewing strategy and organization, it has never been a better time for good governance and renewing commitments.

The lessons of COVID are numerous. The bigger one is the way the virus has taken the world and our health systems by surprise. The damage in terms of human life has been horrific, even if economically the bill has been less so far than many feared.  In all this, the continued progress of stock markets provides a puzzling contrast, as has been the remarkably effective response of global science and pharma, with full support from governments that have piled up considerable debt in the process. 

KEY BENEFITS: This program offers the opportunity for a collaborative review of the world we have come to, and an ensuing reflexion of the future ahead.  In this context, banks, which already were under duress from fintechs and regulators, have a major role to play. They are well advised to use this unique moment to review their strategies and organization, and explore beneficial repositioning for sustainability and aim for growth again.


ATTENDEES: CAdm’s Chairmen, CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Directors, Members of Fiscal Boards, Members of Audit Committees and other Bank’s Core Functions Directors




DAY 1: Monday, November 22nd

08:30-09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00-10:45 Current State of the World
Global Policy

What has worked/what hasn’t worked

General impact
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:45 Impact of Covid pandemic on banking industry

  • Introduction
  • Situation prior to covid
12:45-14:15 Lunch
14:15-15:45 Holistic Customer Experience Measurement of Portuguese Banking
Organization and Leadership EOS

  • Environment: what is the landscape and
    ecology of where we operate?
  • Organization: Hardware (Structure: which
    (main) Units?), Software (which Relations between the Organizational Units?),
    Peopleware (which leaders?)
  • Strategy: WHERE is our battlefield?
    WHY is this battle important to us? WHAT is the win, what are the goals
    we aim for? HOW are we going to assure the win?
15:45-17:30 “Meet and Greet” – Cocktails

DAY 2: Tuesday, November 23rd


08:30-09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00-10:45 Developing, Formulating, Executing, and Reviewing Strategy 
The importance of a good start: Framing the Challenge and/or the Opportunity
Incremental or Disruptive?

Are we future ready?  

Understanding Risk: Do we understand what it takes to be a winner or a leader?  A
loser or a laggard?
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Strategy Review

  • Repositioning (incrementalism or
  • External Environment
    • Current and Future
    • Has the world changed
      permanently in a major way?
  • Opportunities
  • Competition
  • Challengers
  • Disruptors
13:00-14.30 Lunch


Setting the Board for the Future

  • Structure
  • Authorities
16:15-16:45 Wrap up
Conclusion Session
16:45-17:30 “One – on- ones”
Optional sessions to meet and discuss in person
Final words by IFB CEO António Neto da Silva




Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD since 1988 and INSEAD Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance since October 2010. Emeritus since September 2018.

Founding Academic Director of INSEAD’s Corporate Governance Centre and, with colleagues, co-founded the International Directors Programme, the Modern Governance in Banking and the Value Creation for Owners and Directors programs.

Directed the Advanced Management Program (INSEAD’s most senior general management programme) from 2000 to 2008,  the INSEAD Zentrum Leipzig (1994-99), co-Dean of INSEAD (1990-95), and PhD Director & Associate Dean for Research (1989-90).

First (and only) holder of the Wendel Chair in the Large Family Firm, initiated INSEAD’s activities in family business. Led to the creation of the Wendel international Centre for Family Enterprise at INSEAD. Also held the Solvay Chair in Technological Innovation and the Mubadala Chair in Corporate Governance and Strategy. Received several Outstanding MBA Core Teacher Awards, an Outstanding Service Award in Executive Education, and an Outstanding Contribution Award to Executive Education.  Honorary Alumnus of the INSEAD International Alumni Association. The King of Belgium appointed him Officer of the Order of Leopold in 1996.

Recipient of the Mercurius Award from the Federation of Belgian Distributors for his work (with Professor Arnd Huchzermeier of WHU, Koblenz) on the introduction of the Euro. Received (with M. Pich and N. Harlé) the ECCH European Case Award 2003 for the Marks & Spencer and Zara case. With INSEAD colleagues, he is the recipient of the Family Business Network 2006 Research Award for the article Striving for Justice in Family Firms, as well as a co-author of Industrial Excellence, a book that identifies better manufacturing practices in French and German factories. Published in many journals.

Before joining INSEAD, Ludo Van der Heyden was on the faculty of the School of Organization and Management at Yale University (1980-1988) and of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1978-80). He holds an Engineering Degree in Applied Mathematics from the Université Catholique de Louvain (1974) and a Ph.D. Degree in Administrative Sciences from Yale University (1979).

Sits on the Supervisory Board of Naftogaz of Ukraine and is the Chairman of the Board of Seisquare, a software company for estimating natural resource reserves.  He also is a member of the Advisory Board of Bencis Capital Partners and a co-founder of the Association des Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales, which supports the restart of essential oils production in Milly-la-Forêt.



Peter Nathanial provides strategic, risk management and restructuring advice to major Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Governments and other International Multi-lateral Organizations from around the world. He is frequently called on for his expertise as a leading professional in the area of corporate/debt restructuring, risk-management, and corporate governance.

Peter Nathanial has been a partner of the boutique merchantbanking firm Impala Partners since late 2009. Impala Partners advises and invests principally in stressed companies and situations around the world. He is also a member of the managing partner for Kilimanjaro Credit Fund.

From 2007 to 2009, Peter Nathanial was the Group Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Executive Committee for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He was responsible for over $3 trillion in assets on the balance sheet and for working through the financial crisis. He established and managed a “bad bank” and a global loan-restructuring group within the Group.

Prior to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Peter Nathanial spent over sixteen years at Citigroup, holding a variety of senior business management roles in New York, Zurich, London, Moscow, and Warsaw.

In his last role at Citigroup, Peter Nathanial was based in New York as a Senior Corporate Officer / Managing Director and Head of Global Risk Oversight and Investments, where he had oversight of Citigroup’s Asset Management, Insurance, Alternative Investments Businesses, Employee Pension Plans, Country Risk, and Citigroup’s proprietary M&A activities.

Peter Nathanial is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD Business School and is the co-founder and director of INSEAD’s flagship certification program for Boards of Directors in the banking and financial sector.Peter Nathanial is a Fellow of the International Corporate Governance Centre of INSEAD.

Originally from Australia, Peter Nathanial is based in the United States and also serves on several private Advisory Boards, Boards of Directors and Multi-Family offices around the world. He has also previously served as President of a NASDAQ publicly listed company and SPAC.

Peter Nathanial is a founding member of the International Financial Risk Institute, a former Member of the President’s Council of the International Crisis Group and was conferred as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland in 2007.

Peter Nathanial holds a BA from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.