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Governance in Argentina

This event was held in English

This event is part of the Governance around the world series of events. This series aims to equip investors and multi-national organizations with an understanding of national approaches to governance and prevailing imperatives.

Trends in governance in Argentina have shown a steady evolution towards following the international standards.

This webinar evaluates that path and compares the progress of the corporate governance for listed companies and private companies with other Latin American countries.

The evolution of the capital market helped the expansion of the Corporate Governance among corporations helping financing projects.

The gap between the listed and private companies continues to be important and we will evaluate it and the road towards its inclusion.

The main topics in Argentina are focusing on the following essential aspects:

  • Protection of minority shareholders
  • Shareholder dialogue and the protection of shareholders’ rights
  • Accountability of Board members and management bodies, particularly with regard to the determination of their remuneration, diversity, gender
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues

Adriana Rosenfeld

Adriana Rosenfeld is a researcher, independent advisor, author and speaker in the field of sustainable policy and practice. She has been a leader in social responsibility management, recently responsible for the development of a tool aimed at helping organizations to find the keys to contribute to the resolution of current economic, social and environmental issues, in the light of social responsibility.

Her portfolio includes:

– Universidad Nacional de Luján (UNLu) / Argentina
– Responsible for implementing a Technical Cooperation Agreement for the Study and Employment of IRAM standards
– Coordinator of the Degree in Environmental Information
– Deputy teacher in the Department of Social Sciences
– Member of interdisciplinary teams of research, extension and technological linkage
– Instituto Argentino de Normalización y Certificación (IRAM) / Argentina
– Coordinator for IRAM’s actions on sustainability at the International, Regional and National levels
– Coordinator of the Mirror Committees on Sustainable procurement and Governance of organizations
– Member of the international group ISO 26000 PPO SAG (Post Publication Organization / Stakeholder Advisory Group)
– Co-leader for the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT) / WG SR

Other work includes:

– Evaluator – Unit for the Development of the Special Projects / Ministry of Modernization/ Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires / Argentina, granting recognitionto the 5 best Social Responsibility Plans presented by SMEs with business presence in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, within the framework of the CSR Incentive Program
– Advisor – Unit for the Development of the Special Projects / Ministry of Modernization/ Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires / Argentina, implementation of the actions included in each of the plans presented by the SMEs winning the recognition of the contest “Incentive to Corporate Social Responsibility”
– Advisor – Unit for the Development of the Special Projects / Ministry of Modernization /Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires / Argentina, adoption of the International Standard ISO 37120: 2014 – Sustainable development of communities
– Co-Convener – ISO/TMB/WG SR/TG2 – responsible for the design and implementation of the communications policy of the ISO international working group in charge of the development of ISO 26000
– Member – IRAM – Argentine Mirror Committee ISO 26000

Adriana:
– Leads interdisciplinary work teams responsible for the design and development of projects focused on sustainability in public and private organizations.

– Wrote working papers, books and articles for general and specialized publications and presented research papers and participated as a lecturer in numerous events.

– Is a postgraduate teacher at different universities on environmental, social responsibility and sustainability topics.

Enrique Pedro Prini Estebecorena

Senior Counsel Compliance, Energy, Oil & Gas Sustainability, A&F

Having worked in teams with excellent professionals and leaders, Enrique was able to learn how to interact in the diverse process and systems environment, including in crisis contexts. His current professional focus is on business advice, compliance, sustainability and Directory Advice, as a result of years of experience in highly regulated industries, finance and project and business development for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The objective of this new stage is to participate as Independent Director and consultant, helping to optimize the efficiency of the administration and also in the coordination in Business Sustainability facilitating the implementation of improvements, attentive the changing and challenging of the local, regional and international context for the Organizations, applying his knowledge and strengths.


Training and Preparedness:

  • Lawyer, University of Buenos Aires
  • Master in Finance, Law & Finance Guidance. CEMA-B+ University
  • Certified Compliance Officer. IAE Graduate School of Management y Ethics and Compliance Officer Association ECOA. MA, USA
  • International Certification for Compliance Officer – International Certified Compliance Practitioners – CIPC. Universidad del CEMA and Asociación Argentina de Ethics and Compliance-AAEC
  • Specialist in Telecommunications Universidad Austral
  • Regulatory Studies Program- National Ass. of Regulatory Utilities Comm. at The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management- Michigan St. University- East Lansing, USA
  • General Counsel Mini MBA-Buenos Aires, Global Leaders in Law curricula Sommerville College (Oxford) and The Harvard Faculty Club (Cambridge)
  • Marketing Training Program- Arthur Andersen- Buenos Aires
  • Auditor of Integrated Management Systems
  • Expert to International System Organization (ISO), Sustainability Standards, Compliance and CSR.

Academic Activities:

  • Professor in the Ethical and Compliance Certification AAEC-UCEMA and Professor part time University of THE CEMA
  • Professor of Environmental Aspects of the Gas Industry, Seminar on Environmental Law- Faculty of Law of the Universidad Austral
  • Postgraduate Professor of Business Law – Compliance- UADE Foundation
  • Keynote speaker of the Panels on M&A and Capital Market Forbes Argentina, Forum and American Bar Association, Houston, USA.

Memberships:

  • Full Graduate Associate: International Branch of the American Bar Association
  • Full Membership: Business Law Section Division of the ABA
  • Full Membership: International Law & Practice Section of the ABA
  • Founding Member of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council
  • Former Vice-President and Founder of the Argentine Association of Ethics and Compliance.

Professional background:

  • Compliance Officer and Legal Manager in the Energy, Oil &Gas and Banking industry
  • Manager of Legal Affairs at BYMA (former “Mercado de Valores SA”)
  • Senior Lawyer at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
  • Claims Area Lawyer in the Juncal Insurance Group
  • Official in Criminal and Correctional National Justice
  • Reporting and Sustainability Consultant for various international organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, IDB and ISO
  • Chairman of the Honorary Council of Legal Affairs of the House of Companies
  • Advisor in Compliance, Transparency and Sustainability of Business Chambers of Commerce in Argentina (Canadian, French, Petroleum, UIA, CSociedades)

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