Certification for Corporate Governance & Compliance

Through the presentation of practical issues and working
on cases to solve problems that are significant for
understanding the international practices of good
corporate governance and compliance with regulations.




6 months




April 2024





1. Introduction to corporate governance – term, definitions, benefits and cost

2. Legal and institutional framework of corporate governance, comparatively in Macedonia

3. Internal acts and documents of the company

• Agreement for the company, i.e. Statute of the company

• Obligations for companies that are listed on the stock exchange and companies with special reporting obligations, as well as processing of the Corporate Governance Code of companies listed on the Macedonian Stock Exchange

4. Shareholders of the company and interested parties (Shareholders and Stakeholders)

5. Board Role, Board Committees, Composition and Structure

6. Role of the Management Board/Board of Directors/Managers and Directors’ duties and liabilities

7. Disclosure and Transparency – dealing with price-sensitive information, internal (insider) information, business and banking secrets, etc.

8. Remuneration policy and management contracts

9. Joining and merger of joint stock companies

1. Lines of defense and risk management (the governance of risk/risk management framework, risk appetite)

2. Organizational setup, status and resources of the risk management function – Chief Risk Officer, role and responsibilities

3. Compliance Function, role and responsibilities, independence of the function (role and functions-following the regulations, giving an opinion on a new product/service, reporting to senior management, assessing risks of non-compliance with the regulations, compliance check and education, conflict of interests and corruption, etc.)

4. Cooperation with other organizational parts in the company, external institutions and regulatory bodies

5. Function of Internal Audit – status, role and responsibilities, scope of activities, audit cycle, reporting to the company’s authorities

6. The role and function of the external audit

7. Role and function of supervisors and supervisory authorities

8. Protection of personal data (Data Protection Officer)

9. AML/CFT Risk Management and FATCA Officer and risk assessment methodology at company level

1. Consumer protection when using financial services

2. New and compliant operation with the Law on payment services and payment systems (payment services; fit & proper criteria for licensing; implementation of supervision)

3. Fintech companies and risks of their business model

4. Using services from outsiders (Outsourcing risk)

5. Management of internal and external fraud (Fraud Prevention – Management)

6. Legal risk management and customer complaint management

7. E-governance, electronic identification, signature and documentation

8. Financing of terrorism and restrictive measures (Sanctions)

9. Corporate management and new technologies (critical systems and cyber security)


Hybrid lectures

18:00 - 21:00




Hybrid lectures

18:00 - 21:00





Оur expert lecturers


For a long time, people talk, teach and write about the role of corporate governance for the good operation of companies. Understanding and promoting corporate culture and ethical values in today’s modern world is a challenge. At the same time, it is necessary that the topic be understood and applied by all employees in banks, insurance companies and other financial companies, then telecommunications companies, medical companies, as well as in other joint-stock companies, and above all it is significant for the persons employed in control functions in the company and that in the area of risks, compliance with regulations, internal audit, as well as the employees in the office of the management and supervisory board, legal directorates and corporate secretaries of the company and etc. Each presence and visit to the program requires active participation in the discussions that are the subject of processing, participation in debates on assigned topics, solving assigned questions/opinions. This program will increase the students’ knowledge of corporate governance, as well as their knowledge and confidence in the day-to-day operations of the company. They will gain knowledge about current issues in the field of corporate governance, they will have access to current materials and literature, and at the same time they will establish new contacts and share experience with more experienced leaders of this issue.

The program is based on a series of lectures in the field of corporate governance with a presentation of the latest professional literature in this section and an explanation of the requirements of the existing legal regulation. Then presentation of practical questions and work on cases/problems that are significant for understanding the rules of good corporate governance. The lecturers are professionally engaged in regulatory bodies and the private sector with many years of practical experience in the field of corporate governance, compliance with regulations, prevention of money laundering, the operation of insurance companies and the functioning of the capital market.

The focus of the lectures will be the operation of financial institutions and companies listed on the Macedonian Stock Exchange from the aspect of good international practices of corporate governance and compliance with regulations.


After completing the program, participants will be able to:

Beginning of lectures NEW groups

New group

April 2024


5 installments


1440 €

Certification for Corporate Governance & Compliance

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