Private investment fund management company Oasis in partnership with the BDTI introduces the “Women’s Director Training Scholarship” in Japan.

Hong Kong-based activist fund Oasis Management Company Ltd. honoured International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2022 by announcing a “Women’s Director Training Scholarship” initiative with the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI). The programme will sponsor director training for qualified women to work to diversify the boards of Japanese companies.

Until the end of March, Oasis will cover all costs for enrolled women in three different courses under the initiative, including one English-language course and supplementary online learning modules.

“Improving gender diversity on boards in Japan by adding qualified female directors is something we are focused on and believe will improve governance and competitiveness at Japanese companies,” said Seth Fischer, the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Oasis. “We strongly encourage all women who are interested to take advantage of this opportunity to access BDTI’s excellent director education programs.”

Governance “Juku” is an intensive one-day programme taught in Japanese that trains participants with the foundation knowledge required by directors.

Advanced Outside Director Training is a more in depth and interactive course that covers fundamentals such as governance and committee practices, strategic planning by boards, diversity, ESG, techniques for contributing and monitoring, D&O insurance, the interview and contracting process, and many others. This programme is also instructed in Japanese.

Additionally, there is an English-language Director Boot Camp that coaches on crucial legal and corporate governance information needed to serve on both public and private boards of Japanese companies.

The BDTI also has E-learning Modules available on Company Law, Securities Law, Corporate Governance Basics, and Corporate Governance Practice.

“Capable, trained female directors bring significant benefits to Japanese boards and companies. We applaud Oasis’ leadership,” said Nicholas Benes, the Representative Director of BDTI.

The BDTI is a Japanese “public interest” nonprofit that offers training on directorship, corporate governance, and management techniques. Certified by the Japanese government, BDTI also offers data and database services related to corporate disclosure.


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