About Us


The Corporate-Governance Institute is the one-stop shop for Companies, Directors, Compliance Officers, and other GRC and IT Security professionals to combine Corporate Governance with global risk and compliance management solutions. We offer certifications, training, On-Demand courses, workshops, and events. We have the resources and case studies for our members who wish to secure a competitive advantage or an edge through the execution of Good Corporate Governance. As part of the Copenhagen Compliance® Group, established in 2005, we help individuals, associations, and organisations to comply with the new era in Corporate Governance, including IT Security, Data Protection, Privacy and related regulation, mandates and directives.

What We Do

The Corporate Governance Institute and its partners in Compliance support, promote, publicise, develop, and distribute research, knowledge, and creative activities to enhance Good Corporate Governance principles, technology, accountability, and processes. The Corporate Governance Institute is dedicated to excellence in research, innovation, implementation, execution, monitoring, controlling certification and disclosures of Good Governance while ensuring transparency, accountability, and integrity of every Corporate Governance component, including diversity and inclusion.

Our Mission

We aim to be the top provider of customised and universal Corporate Governance. We surpass by contributing, embedding, and shaping Governance with Risks, Compliance, Data Privacy, Data Protection, IT and Cybersecurity for increased performance and avoid duplication of efforts by using a hands-on, structured, check-list oriented and progressive based approach to sharing and addressing global best practices, challenges, trends and solutions. Across the businesses and trades, our objective is to encourage our participants and clients to be compliant by design with whatever mandate they wish to implement, execute, monitor, or control across the businesses’ trades. In addition, our vision is to get participants and clients to explore how to be better leaders and experience implementing and automating Good Corporate Governance processes to provide compliance at a much lower cost.

Why Choose Us?

Our Corporate Governance programs focus on integrating and embedding processes into technology that delivers an exceptional understanding of a holistic approach to create the perfect balance for success. Our obsession with cultivating and improving technology and business in all Governance processes has been the foundation of our practice since 2005 in creating events focused on excellence and distinction. We work closely with our participants and clients to push the Governance boundaries to deliver top initiatives that relate the components and topics that are relevant and goal-directed, with stimulating experiences from four continents.

Kersi Porbunderwalla

General Secretary

Kersi F. Porbunderwalla is the Secretary-General of Copenhagen Compliance and Managing Partner of The Corporate Governance. Institute, The EUGDPR Institute, The Information Security Institute and E-Compliance Academy. Kersi is a professor, global consultant, teacher, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on Good Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT-security (GRC), Bribery, Fraud and anti-Corruption (BFC) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues. As a Professor, Kersi lectures at IE Business School (Madrid), The Govt. Law College (Thrissur, India), Georgetown University (Washington), Cass Business School (London), Fordham University (New York) and Renmin Law School (Beijing). In addition, Kersi has conducted several hundred workshops, seminars and global speaking assignments on Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, GDPR, GRC, IT/Cybersecurity, CSR, and BFC issues. Kersi conducts workshops, seminars and conferences that focus on developing and implementing GDPR/GRC, IT- and Cybersecurity applications & frameworks in operational environments. He is a consultant, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on four continents.

Torben Nielsen


Torben Nielsen was the Governor of The Danish National Bank from 1996-2011. The Danish National Bank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is a non-eurozone member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Since its establishment in 1818, objective of the Nationalbank as an independent and credible institution is to issue the Danish currency, the krone, and ensure its stability. Mr Nielsen is an Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and a member of the board of directors of a variety of International Financial Institutions. Torben Nielsen brings to the Copenhagen Compliance a remarkable amount of first-hand international knowledge on major EU Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, concerns and dilemma related to Finance, Credit and Capital Markets. His guidance is based on his in-depth international experience including the understanding the continued credit and financial crisis.