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The IoD operates a number of international branches which organise local activities and networking events for members and their guests. 

International IoD members are part of an influential network of business leaders worldwide and benefit from free access to prestigious member premises in the UK and Belgium.

About Belgium branch

In these unpredictable economic times, having a professional supporting body behind you is invaluable. As an IoD member in Belgium or Luxembourg you are at the heart of Europe and part of a hugely influential institution with a growing network of international branches and affiliates. IoD is also a founding member of ecoDa, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations, based in Brussels, where it has an important voice within the EU.

For many years our local branch, led by chair Keith Hemingway, has been hosting activities for members and their guests, including networking events and seminars. These offer an ideal opportunity to exchange views with likeminded business people, many of whom have valuable international experience and a global perspective.

If you would like to get involved with your IoD Belgium branch then please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Bermuda branch

As international business becomes ever more challenging for company directors, it’s good to know there is an international membership organisation supporting you. As an IoD member in Bermuda, you are part of an influential membership organisation with a growing network of business leaders across the world. Our remit is to represent and support directors from every corner of industry in Bermuda, particularly as attention to Corporate Governance matters has become a greater priority.

The IoD Bermuda Branch is chaired by Roger Gillett and consists of over 150 members. We offer a wide range of benefits, events, seminars and networking opportunities, providing our members with opportunity for ongoing professional development and the chance for directors to meet informally to share their experiences with each other.

About Cyprus branch

As international business grows ever more demanding for business leaders, having an experienced and respected international membership organisation supporting you is invaluable. The Institute of Directors was founded in 1903 in the UK, since when it has been helping directors to maximise their potential while encouraging government to foster an environment in which business will thrive.

IoD Cyprus, led by chairman Evdokimos Xenophontos, was established in 1972 and has become an influential voice in Cyprus. We also provide opportunities for senior executives from right across the business community, financial institutions and the public sector to come together in environments that inspire, inform and stimulate discussion peers.

If you would like to get involved with IoD Cyprus please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

About France branch

IoD France is here to support IoD members working, living or doing business in France, creating networking opportunities, promoting good governance and a professional approach to the director role. We help facilitate contact between the French and British business communities by regularly running or participating in events across France. IoD France’s current head office is in Paris and we have local representatives in Lyon and Strasbourg.

IoD France is ably  led by chair Robert Thompson and members enjoy benefits above and beyond the standard IoD membership. We have a special relationships with the British Embassy in Paris and with UKTI in France. We work closely with the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and IoD France members are able to attend FBCCI events at discounted rates.

IoD France has agreements with the agency Twenty-Two, Beaumont executive search and Spectrum IFA financial advisers. Please see our added benefits section for more information.

About Malta branch

IoD Malta was founded almost 50 years ago and represents directors from every corner of industry in Malta. Its key role is helping the government, local stakeholders and business to improve standards of corporate governance, and to improve the foundations for economic growth and development in Malta.

IoD Malta, led by chairman James Satariano, has worked closely with the national Financial Services Authority on a number of events and initiatives in the governance area as well with the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and key institutional stakeholders such as the Maltese Stock Exchange.

For many years IoD Malta has hosted regular seminars, policy and business events for members and their guests. We very much look forward to seeing you and your associates at our forthcoming events.

About Monaco branch

The Institute of Directors Monaco branch was inaugurated overt 20 years ago. Over time, it has gone from strength to strength and now numbers 110 members, led by chairman William Easun.

Although the IoD is originally an English institution, many new members are from the multinational society living and working in Monaco and its surrounding areas. Members are mainly active professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders and decision-makers from a wide range of sectors - financial services, shipping, legal, transport – as well as retired and semi-retired residents and individuals who enjoy the business environment, interaction and camaraderie of the organisation.

The branch meets roughly once every four to six weeks, usually at the Hotel Metropole, for lunch followed by a speaker. These range from local dignitaries to authors, scientists, troubleshooters etc. The branch also joins forces from time to time with other business organisations whose speakers may be of interest to our members.

About Netherlands branch

The Institute of Directors was founded in the UK in 1903 and received a Royal Charter in 1906, and is also a founding member of ECODA, the European Confederation of Directors’ Associations. As an IoD member you are part of a highly influential membership organisation and enjoy a wide range of business benefits and services, including access to the IoD’s prestigious premises at 116 Pall Mall, London, and complimentary access to Regus business lounges worldwide.

IoD Netherlands, led by chairman Ilse van den Meijdenberg, regularly hosts business and social events for members and their guests, including an annual dinner in The Hague. We have a special relationship with UKTI and the British Embassy in the Netherlands, and work in close collaboration with a number of organisations in the UK as well as in the Netherlands to give our members the best opportunity to exchange views with like-minded business people.

Contact IoD International

For more information, please contact

020 7194 7530


Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD International
116 Pall Mall