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Masterclass on Corporate Governance: Unveiling the Realities in Small Island Developing States – The Case of Curacao and the Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Date: First Thursday and Friday of September, 19 & 20 2024

Location: Curacao

About the Masterclass:

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face unique challenges in corporate governance, compounded by the rapid advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our masterclass addresses these challenges head-on, comprehensively exploring how AI is reshaping corporate governance in these regions, with a special focus on Curacao.

We're thrilled to announce Marilieke Engbers as our keynote speaker. With over two decades of experience as a consultant in leadership and change, Marilieke brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. She defended her dissertation on "How the Unsaid Influences Strategic Decision-Making in Boards of Directors" on October 14, 2020, at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Marilieke's expertise extends to teaching strategy realization for the Vrije Universiteit's controller program and providing guidance to boards of directors and supervisory boards on various governance matters.

In December 2021, Marilieke co-authored the book "Amongst Directors: How the Unsaid Influences Decision-Making in the Boardroom," further elucidating the dynamics of decision-making within corporate governance.


What Sets Us Apart:

  • In the midst of a deluge of offerings for courses and masterclasses on corporate governance, one might quickly find themselves questioning their efficacy in addressing the mounting challenges of mismanagement within corporations. If you've attended numerous such programs over the years, you might have encountered a gap between theory and practice, leaving you skeptical about their real-world impact.

  • However, our upcoming masterclass stands apart with a unique approach that transcends mere theoretical and ethical frameworks. We delve deep into the pragmatic realities of corporate governance, offering insights derived from seasoned professionals who have navigated the turbulent waters of the corporate landscape and emerged fortified.

  • This masterclass will specifically address the unique challenges faced by SIDS, using Curacao as a focal point for discussion. Additionally, the impact of AI on corporate governance will be a key theme, exploring how AI can both challenge and enhance governance practices in these regions.

  • Join us for an in-depth exploration of corporate governance that bridges theory and practice, enriched by the perspectives of experts and tailored to the distinctive needs of SIDS in the evolving digital landscape.


Day 1

08:00 - 08:10 Opening by Miguel Goede
08:10 - 09:40 Keynote by Marilieke Engbers on dynamics in the boardroom and the role of the shareholder
09:40 - 09:50 Break
09:50 - 11:20 The role of the CEO, Anthon Casperson
11:20 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 13:00 The Legal Framework and the Lawyer, Mr. Tromp
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30 The role of the Supervisory Board (members), Anthon Casperson & Neetje van der Veen
15:30 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:30 Closing

Day 2

08:00 - 09:30 Human Resources and Relations and Corporate Governance, Carla Martina
09:30 - 09:40 Break
09:40 - 11:10 The CFO, Neetje van der Veen
11:10 - 12:10 Lunch break
12:10 - 13:40 The Accountant, Neetje van der Veen
13:40 - 13:50 Break
13:50 - 15:20 Thrive, don't just survive, Miguel Goede
15:20 - 15:30 Closing

Why Attend:

  • By investing in our masterclass, you're not just acquiring knowledge; you're equipping yourself with the tools and strategies necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of corporate governance. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, our program offers something invaluable: practical wisdom honed in the crucible of corporate challenges.


  • Your investment in this transformative experience is $1670. This nominal fee pales in comparison to the invaluable insights and skills you'll gain, ensuring a return on investment that extends far beyond the classroom.

  • Join Us:

  • Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your understanding of corporate governance and equip yourself with the skills needed to navigate the complexities of the corporate landscape successfully. Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey towards becoming a more effective and ethically responsible corporate leader.

  • For inquiries and registration, please contact us at [contact information]. We look forward to welcoming you to our masterclass on corporate governance in Curacao.

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  • Dr. Miguel Goede, boardroom consultant
  • Anthon Casperson
  • Roald Tromp 1st degree connection1st

    Attorney at Law at Tromp & Partners

    Dieudonne van der Veen

    Founder & Managing Partner at NOVIS INITIIS BV

    Arthur Nivillac 1st degree connection

    Algemeen directeur bij Optima Holding Group

    Michael Willem 1st degree connection1st

    Consultant / Advisor

    When and where?

    Dates: 16 & 17 March 2023

    Time: 08.00 - 17:00

    Location: Villa Mi Kuna, Jan Thiel

    Languages: Dutch and Papiamento

    Who should participate?

    CEO's, Members of Supervisory Boards, Advisers, Others

    From: Curacao, all the Caribbean islands, The Netherlands, Surinam.

    Languages: Dutch, English, Papiamentu

    Cost (incl. tax):

     NAG. 1.750,-

    Only 10 participants

    We sponsor one Young Professional and one NGO.


    "....interconnect subjects, provide a wide scope of corporate governance, trigger the audience. High level approach."
    "De praktische voorbeelden die de "trainers" hadden."
    "High quality and knowledge level of the trainers, different settings."
    "The best aspect is using the trainers who and where in the business as director, RVC or Minister."
    "Translation of rules into practice Information about the relationship politics / entities."

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