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Mirages in corporate governance

The issue of separation of powers between corporate owners and professional managements has become a hardy perennial in the Indian corporate governance discourse

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corporate governance | Indian companies | India Inc

Kanika Datta  |  New Delhi 

Kanika Datta

The issue of separation of powers between corporate owners and professional managements has become a hardy perennial in the Indian discourse. This week brought two reminders. One was the appointment of Anish Shah as managing director and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra, flagship of the sprawling automobiles to technology group, with stepping back as non-executive chairman. The second was a plaintive reminder from Ajay Tyagi, chief of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), that only about half the top 500 listed firms had implemented its order to separate the post of chairman and MD by the April 1, 2022, deadline. “I urge the eligible listed entities to be prepared for this change in advance of the deadline,” he said on Tuesday.

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First Published: Wed, April 07 2021. 23:37 IST
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