The chairperson of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe (IoDZ), Benson Gasura, on the 25th August 2016 launched the ‘Women on Boards Zimbabwe’ (WOBZ), an initiative that seeks to promote greater board diversity with more women being appointed to boards. The launch was attended by thirty four (34) delegates who included IoDZ councillors, members and non-members.
After welcoming the delegates, he reminded them that the launch of WOBZ was the second notable launch after the launch earlier in the year, on 29 February 2016, of the Director Placement Service aimed at assisting companies with the recruitment and selection of suitable non-executive directors. He remarked that a number of companies were already taking advantage of the service.
THEME: ‘Entrenching directoral excellence through effective implementation of the National Code on Corporate Governance of Zimbabwe’
The Director of the Year Awards were introduced by the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe (IoDZ) in 2005 to celebrate achievements by individuals in Zimbabwe who would have distinguished themselves as board directors and promote directoral excellence.
This year’s awards are for the period extending from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015 and only performance falling within this period will be considered.
The Awards Ceremony will be held on 27 May 2016 from 18.00 to 21.30 hours at a local hotel, in Harare.
Fellow Councillors, distinguished IoDZ Members, Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, … a very good evening to you all. Thank you for joining us, on a lovely cool day, as we thank God for the beautiful rains.
The Insitute of Directors believes that good corporate governance is the cornerstone of a vibrant economy. We strive to continuously find ways to contribute to the development of corporate governence systems in our economy.
Consistent with that drive, I am honoured to be here this evening to launch a new product to be added to our ever increasing portfolio of products and services, all of which seek to promote business enterprise by inculcating in the Zimbabwe Business Community, a culture of good corporate governance.
Many of you will recall that last year, on the 9th of April, 2015, the then Acting President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially launched the National Code on Corporate Governance of Zimbabwe (NCCG), bringing to an end a protracted project of developing the code that had commenced in September 2009. Esteemed colleagues, we now have the much awaited code. The greatest risk we face as a nation is that the code will sit on our bookshelves and gather dust. But that will not happen. Your institute has in earnest embarked on the new phase of the code implementation, and it is important that we address enablers of effective implementation of our code.
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The IOD is unique in that directors are members in their ‘individual’ professional capacity and it is the only professional organisation to represent the interests of directors as such. There are various categories of membership to enable company directors, partners, consultants and other business professionals to take advantage of the facilities and benefits of the IoDZ. Members comprise individuals and corporations/ organizations. Membership of the IoDZ is by application.