Case Study

Focus 11: Guidance for the Directors of Banks

August 8, 2013

The need for sound governance of banks worldwide has never been stronger. After the global financial crisis of 2007–2009, spectacular bank failures - whether caused by greed, incompetence, or indifference - are still occurring. This Guidance for Directors of Banks is intended mainly for three groups of readers: (i) New directors with experience in banking; (ii) Directors who understand governance, but have no experience in banking; and (iii) New directors who have no experience of either banking or being a director.

Main topics discussed in the Guidance are:

  • Where Banks Fit in the Corporate Governance Framework
  • The Unique Role of Banks
  • Governing Risk
  • Board Structures and Directors’ Duties
  • Effective Board Decision Making








Related Resources:

Policy Brief: Corporate Governance for Banks in Southeast Europe