On 17 August 2016, more than 100 Chairmen and CEOs from 18 different countries came together at the Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2016 to share and discuss their experiences of stewardship. The three-hour conversation highlighted a huge range of invaluable and varying perspectives, with a common theme: stewardship is about values, people and leadership.
Notable participants at the Roundtable included Mr S. Dhanabalan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Temasek Trust & Member, Council of Presidential Advisers; Mr Lim Boon Heng, Chairman, Temasek Holdings; Mr Li Rongrong, Former Chairman, SASAC & Vice Chairman, China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE); Dr Han Seung-soo, the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea; Mr Umirzak Shukeyev, CEO, Member of the Board of Directors, Samruk Kazyna; Dr Sung-soo Eun, Chairman & CEO, Korea Investment Corporation; Mr Masamoto Yashiro, Former Chairman of Shinsei Bank; Mr Harald Link, Chairman, B. Grimm; Mr Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation PCL; Mr Simon Israel, Chairman, Singtel; Dr Sok Siphana, Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia and Managing Partner, SokSiphana & Associates.
The Roundtable concluded with a lunch session which featured Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean as the distinguished speaker giving an insightful speech which highlighted the importance of taking action today with tomorrow in mind.
The Stewardship Asia Roundtable is the annual flagship platform of Stewardship Asia Centre, bringing together steward leaders from around the world to contribute to advancing the global stewardship conversation and propagating knowledge, perspectives and experiences of stewardship. This year’s Roundtable took on an interactive forum format that emphasised sharing and discussing rather than focusing on speakers or panellists. All the participants were encouraged to contribute their thoughts freely in a succinct and concise way. This format paved the way for an engaging and robust discussion, with a total of 80 separate contributions over the course of the morning.
Stewardship Asia Centre, a member of Temasek Management Services, aims to foster effective stewardship and governance amongst businesses and leaders. Based in Singapore, it is a thought leadership centre that collaborates with credible partners globally on capacity building amongst organisations and business leaders in Asia. The Centre works with state-owned enterprises, corporations, family businesses, institutional investors as well as non-profit organisations. For more information, please email Stewardship Asia Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stewardship is not just about values, people and leadership; it is also about integrity, harmony, mutual support, compassion, care for associates and stakeholders, and the pursuit of happiness.