Corporate Governance Institute raises €2m

Edtech player Corporate Governance Institute plans rapid expansion into UK, Europe and worldwide.

The Corporate Governance Institute is to recruit 20 new staff after securing a €2m investment from the Davy EIIS Fund, which is managed by BES Management DAC, a joint venture between BDO and Davy.

It now plans a rapid expansion into Europe, the UK and across the global through the increase of 20 new staff and an expansion of its product development efforts.

“Although digital technology is revolutionising so many industries, the experience of becoming a certified board member has been slow to embrace new and updated technologies”

The Corporate Governance Institute provides education and certification for board members. Along with the fully accredited Diploma in Corporate Governance, the Institute is now the leader in director certification, developing courses in key boardroom topics, such as environmental, social and governance (ESG); digital transformation; cybersecurity; and company secretary. The certifications are particularly applicable to regulated sectors such as financial services, pharma and healthcare.

Fit for governance

“Although digital technology is revolutionising so many industries, the experience of becoming a certified board member has been slow to embrace new and updated technologies,” said co-founder David W Duffy.

“At the Corporate Governance Institute, we are digital-first and on a mission to simplify director education making it both affordable and accessible”. 

Born in the pandemic in 2020, The Corporate Governance Institute is a digital-first edtech business with all courses available online.

Since being founded, the Corporate Governance Institute has certified directors from over 18 countries. It has achieved a 95% certification rate with 54% of graduates being women.

Anthony Quigley, a well-known edtech entrepreneur who co-founded the Corporate Governance Institute, went on to say that the governance sector can now benefit greatly by implementing recognised digital education methods that are being successfully implemented in other sectors.

“Existing and aspiring directors can now learn how to develop a truly global mindset and gain the practical knowledge that is required to have a positive impact in the boardroom.”

Main image at top: Corporate Governance Institute founders David W Duffy and Anthony Quigley

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.

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