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A journey of 30 years...


Established in India on 12 July 1990, the Institute Of Directors (IOD) is an apex national association of Corporate Directors under the India's 'Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860'?. Currently it is associated with over 30,000 senior executives from Govt, PSU and Private organizations of India and abroad.

Over the years, the Institute Of Directors, India, has been debating on a number of Boardroom issues for their Governance, Development, Sustainability & Inclusive Growth. IOD, India is committed to its endeavour of building boards of the future. The IOD, India's activities extend from Boardroom Trainings, Researches, Publications, Board Advisory Services, Monthly Lectures to Workshops and networking of Members, Directors and Global Leaders through various National & International Conventions and platforms to debate the issues of topical interest., held in India, and abroad. Over the last 28 years, IOD India has been organising its annual Global Conventions in India | Dubai | Singapore | London and Europe focusing on various boardroom issues and also the Global Business Meets by bringing together industry leaders, policy makers and board members from various parts of the world.

The IOD, India's 'Masterclass for Directors'? training for 'Certified Corporate Directorship'?, and 'Golden Peacock Awards'? in 15 different corporate disciplines, both have become global benchmarks. IOD has also setup a special wing called 'Organization for Non-Executive Independent Directors'? (ONEID), mandated to look after the placement of Independent Directors in India.

IOD Platforms are regarded as most powerful network of business leaders and policy makers globally, which keeps senior executives and board members abreast of latest developments on various boardroom issues and new trends in Corporate Governance & Business Excellence. Further details could also be seen on www.iodglobal.com


To be a professionally cohesive fraternity of senior executives worldwide that can spearhead the change to a more Sustainable World To be a nodal organization for the Directors to fulfill their mentoring and leadership role in creating wealth and happiness for all stakeholders of the business. To be an internationally-acknowledged body that fulfills both the professional and the career needs of corporate Directors, including Independent Directors


To lead social, environmental and economic transformation, through visionary and holistic awareness of boardroom strategies and practices by focusing on issues of Good Governance, Transparency and Accountability for brand building and leadership.

IOD’s Journey of 30 years

[ Bringing a Silent Revolution through Boardroom ]


IOD was set up with a unique vision in July 12, 1990 by Late Dr. Madhav Mehra.


Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India in 1991. and in July 29, 1994 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Bharat Ratna was the first IOD Distinguished fellow.


IOD held the first International Conference on Corporate Governance in Delhi. IOD was the first who Ignited a revolution in the boardroom. Nurturing directors of the future.


IOD's 'Masterclass for Directors' set up in 2003, covers training in corporate directorship, and 'Golden Peacock Awards' in 15 different corporate functional disciplines, and other flagship initiatives aim to improve the competitiveness of individual directors and their organisations.


Over the years IOD has been instrumental in providing strong networking platforms for all its Director members to interact with other professional across India and abroad. IOD's National and International conferences play a key role in promoting networking by sharing corporate knowledge and experiences.


IOD launched the portal for ONEID, in 2013. It is an empanelment portal; through which IOD maintains a panel of qualified directors.


Over the years grown 31,000 Sr. executives, representing prominent organizations from both the private & public sectors and Govt. of India, from India and abroad. Today, Golden Peacock Award recognized worldwide as the hallmark of excellence.


IOD's Principle Ojectives Are

IOD's Principal Objectives are: A. Be the Apex association of Company Directors in India, reinforcing the business and industry commitment to Quality, Environment Management and Corporate Governance. B. Provide information, advisory and consultative services on corporate issues - mainly Director Training, Boardroom practices, Corporate Governance, CSR, Quality and Sustainable Development – to industry, business and Government. C. Promote international cooperation on all issues relating to good Boardroom practices, Corporate Governance, Quality, Environment, Sustainability and Director‘s Responsibilities. D. Meet training needs and management of placement panels for Independent Directors.



IOD's Primary Role in two-fold:

  • Representational

    Focusing on issues relating to corporate Directors (including Independent Directors), in government, public and private sectors, in appropriate fora.

  • Developmental

    Professional development of Directors and honing their skills (including Independent Directors) and other top executives.