EY Holds Session on Governance


Ernst & Young (EY) will tomorrow host a special pan-Africa webinar to discuss some of the pertinent Boardroom issues bordering on how companies can respond to business disruption in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar with the theme: ‘Governance for business resilience—leading from the top,’ would feature special panel discussion to be spear-headed by experts in boardroom matters and moderated by Benson Uwheru, a Partner in EY and seasoned professional in governance and risk issues.

According to a statement, EY has set up the panel session, which promises to be very interactive, seasoned and high-profile Boardroom experts, including Chairman, MTN Nigeria, Ernest Ndukwe; Dean, Lagos Business School, Enase Okonedo; Chairman, Access Bank Plc, Dere Awosika;

and Chairman, Kenya Airport Authority & NCRA Bank, Isaac Awuondo, among others, would focus on key areas including, managing business disruption-the role of the Board of Directors; leadership in uncertainty as well as building for long-term value.

“Specifically, the speakers will be looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected the way businesses operate.

“Regardless of the business environment, the Board remains ultimately responsible for how companies respond to business disruption and given the events of the past three months, Boards must work proactively with management in ensuring business continuity,” it stated.

Speaking on the Webinar, EY Regional Managing Partner for West Africa, Henry Egbiki said: “Leveraging on its commitment to continually building a better working world, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with the attendant widespread disruption of lives and businesses, EY has been leading the curve by consistently providing valuable support to its business stakeholders and the wider business community since the outbreak of the Coronavirus on the Continent of Africa on February 14, 2020.”