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Former Director of Governance

Philip Armstrong

Advisory Board Member

Philip Armstrong is Senior Advisor of Corporate Governance at the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group, based in Washington, DC. He previously led the Global Corporate Governance Forum which has now been integrated to IFC's Corporate Governance Group. 

Philip is a widely acknowledged expert on corporate governance and was closely involved with the internationally-acclaimed 2002 King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He was instrumental in producing the Commonwealth Guidelines on corporate governance and served as an expert resource on corporate governance for the NEPAD initiative in Africa. 

He was conferred with an honorary doctorate in business administration from the Oxford Brookes University in recognition of his contributions to corporate governance internationally, with particular reference to developing countries.