The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) organises RESOLVE-2023, an Exclusive International Convention on Insolvency Resolution

For the first time in its 75-years history, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will hold a mega convention overseas in Singapore. This unique international convention — RESOLVE-2023 is a highly anticipated conference that will revolve around the overall “Insolvency Resolution” ecosystem. The Convention will be held at Singapore’s Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on 4th & 5th August, 2023 and will explore into numerous aspects of the insolvency resolution including innovative and best practices, and models to review and redesign the legal framework of the proceedings.
The grand event will bring under one roof about 300 industry leaders, financial experts and distinguished guests for two days of knowledge enrichment and networking while offering them insights into the world of insolvency from across the globe. The Guest of Honour for the programme is Mr. Vikram Nair, Hon’ble Member of Parliament for Sembawang GRC, Republic of Singapore and some of the special guests and thought leaders who are participating are H.E Dr. Shilpak Ambule, High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan, Chairperson, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, Mr. Justice (Retd.) Arjan Kumar Sikri, Ex Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Francis Ng SC, Official Assignee & Public Trustee, Ministry of Law, Singapore, Mr. Sudhaker Shukla, Whole Time Member, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India, besides the top dignitaries and leadership of the Indian accounting profession, CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI and CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice President, ICAI.

The discussions will encompass topics of significance like Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trend Analysis in Global Debt Resolution, Group Insolvency, Opportunity for International Funds, Essence of Insolvency Timelines, Innovative Approaches to Resolution, Role of Regulators & Policy Makers for an Effective Ecosystem, Role of Creditors, Market Dynamics for Stressed Assets, Valuation, Transaction Review etc.

Adding more insights on the RESOLVE-2023 CA. Aniket Sunil Talati, President, ICAI said, “A comprehensive and coherent Insolvency Resolution Framework is one of the core pillars of economic growth of any nation and a strong resolution framework is indispensable for laying down the foundation for future sustainable development. RESOLVE-2023 will provide a unique learning opportunity for professionals across the world to learn and share the best practices and developments in the space of insolvency resolution. Let us all professionals fully gear up and wholeheartedly Involve to Resolve.”

Speaking for the occasion CA. Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal, Vice-President, ICAI said, “Economic stability and prosperity require an effective insolvency resolution framework. The need for strengthening the insolvency resolution framework has assumed great importance recently. This Convention will facilitate networking and indulge in deep insight and cross-jurisdiction experience sharing with globally diverse practitioners through interactive discussions.”

CA. Gyan Chandra Misra, Chairman, Committee on Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, ICAI added that, “RESOLVE-2023 Convention has been carefully crafted to facilitate the sharing of unparalleled knowledge and insights regarding best practices and emerging global developments in the field. It offers extensive networking opportunities for professionals in this domain and serves as a platform for professional enrichment in contemporary and emerging areas on a global scale.”

For this momentous convention, CA. Somnath Adak, Chairman of the ICAI Singapore Chapter shared, “The Convention has been designed in a way as to enable sharing of knowledge with unsurpassed depth and breadth about the best practices and emerging global developments in this sphere. ICAI Singapore Chapter, being the Ambassador of ICAI in Singapore is proud to host this event.”

About ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body set up by an Act of Parliament viz The Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation and development of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. The ICAI functions under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, with more than 830,000 students & over 390,000 members, ICAI is the largest professional accounting body in the world, with a strong tradition of service to the nation. Today ICAI has a wide network of 5 Regional Councils and 168 Branches in India. It has 46 Overseas Chapters and 34 Representative Offices and a presence in 80 cities of 47 countries of the world.

Singapore Chapter of ICAI is a well-regarded professional body in Singapore. It plays a pivotal role in the professional development of Chartered Accountants in Singapore by curating & hosting professional events, webinars, and knowledge series events.

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Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel

London – WEBWIRE

 Standard Chartered (the Group) today announced the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel. She will be reporting to Group CEO, Bill Winters and be based in the UK.

Dr. Okoro is currently Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel, and Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank, and will join the Group in early-April 2022.

Speaking about the appointment, Bill Winters said: “We’re delighted to have a General Counsel of Sandie’s calibre joining Standard Chartered. Her extensive experience, industry achievements and accomplishments, and focus on championing social justice make her ideally suited for the role. I look forward to her valuable contributions in supporting our ambitious strategy.”

Dr. Okoro said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Standard Chartered, which I have long admired for the breadth of services it offers across the globe, and the reputation it has built of innovation and putting people and their communities first. I am also thankful for an incredible five years at the World Bank Group, where I was humbled to work alongside colleagues and peers on some of the most urgent global development priorities. As I close an important chapter in international development, I look forward to starting a new one and contributing to Standard Chartered’s goals.”

Dr. Okoro replaces David Fein, who retired as Group General Counsel at the end of 2021. He has remained with the Group in an advisory capacity and will ensure a smooth handover.

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Dr. Sandie Okoro is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group, and Vice President for Compliance at the World Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, Sandie was General Counsel for HSBC Global Asset Management and Global General Counsel at Barings.

Sandie is an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in the United Kingdom (2018) and was named one of the Upstanding 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives (2016), Top 20 Global General Counsel (2019) by the Financial Times, and was recognized as Britain’s 5th most influential person of African and African Caribbean heritage by Powerlist (2018). She holds Honorary Doctorates in Law from City University London (2014), London Southbank University (2018), and her alma mater Birmingham University (2019). Sandie received a lifetime achievement award from the UK Black Solicitors Network (2016), was named one of the Power 100 Women by City A.M. and 100 Women to Watch by Female FTSE Board.

Sandie was appointed inaugural Chair of the UK-based charity WOW-Women of the World Festivals in June 2021. She received the Howard University 2019 Vanguard Women Award for her accomplishments as a woman of colour who has blazed the trail and her commitment to mentoring young women and advancing the rights of women and girls globally. She is also the recipient of the Beyond the Glass Ceiling Award presented by the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys (2019), the Chambers 100 Outstanding Global General Counsel (2019), and an honoree of Harvard Law’s 7th Annual International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit (2020).

Sandie is an ardent defender and champion for women empowerment, gender equality, and justice for all. Outside of work, Sandie is a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was a council member of the human rights organization JUSTICE, Ambassador for the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme and sat on the Equality Standards Panel of the Premier League.