NEW: Das Aufsichtsratsmandat / Der Aufsichtsrat

The obligation of supervisory board members to undergo continuous professional development is regulated by law for banks and has been included in the German Corporate Governance Code for all other companies for years. The long-standing discussion on the professionalization of supervisory board activities has gained new topicality as a result of the Wirecard scandal.

Supervisory boards should therefore (continue to) address the issue of continuing education proactively, also so that the chairperson of the supervisory board is able to provide information on this at the annual general meeting in 2022 if shareholders ask questions in this regard or proxy advisors include the issue of continuing education for supervisory board members (and, if applicable, proof thereof) in their guidelines.

The online training course "The Supervisory Board Mandate/The Supervisory Board" offered by the Bankenakademie consists of several modules.

This is a training event within the meaning of section 25d (4) of the KWG.

In the three modules, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the multi-layered topics of supervisory board activity; existing knowledge will be updated and deepened in the core areas of practical supervisory board work (including bank-specific issues). Practical examples will be used to comprehensively address the current state of the debate, among other things.

Module I (03.11.2021) includes: 
Part 1: Framework of Supervisory Board work
Part 2: (Internal) organization of supervisory board work (also: in times of COVID-19)

The online trainings are led by Dr. Jens Thau, M.C.J. (New York University), attorney, specialist in labor law, Attorney at Law, New York. He is Managing Director of the Employers' Association of the Private Banking Industry (AGV Banken) and has himself many years of experience as a member of supervisory boards. He is certified by Deutsche Börse AG as a qualified supervisory board member and as a specialist supervisory board member 'Audit Committee'.

For further information on the course and content of this module and the other modules that build on it, please refer to the agenda (see pdf).

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