Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Toshiba and VW affairs
nov 17
November 17.
14:00 - 15:00
CEU Business School
1023 Budapest
Frankel Leó út 30-34. Rm 101
Social Event
Grant Kirkpatrick - Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Toshiba and VW affairs
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Grant Kirkpatrick  was until recently the head and deputy head of the OECDs Corporate Affairs department. He has covered the international financial crisis, (including working with the FSB) and has written about corporate governance issues more generally, including subsidiary governance, related party transactions and executive salaries. The past 20 plus years have been spent with the OECD in various fields with a fair proportion of that time looking at the CEE economies.

About the lecture:
Following new corporate scandals it is easy to blame corporate governance, almost by definition.  Is this a correct diagnosis? What can or should be done?

Major points of the lecture:

  • A short history of fraud, corporate failure and scandals in these and other cases.
  • How are they related to corporate governance: the general corporate governance framework of OECD/G20
  • But corporate governance arrangements also depend on company type and so are country dependent: groups, subsidiary, controlled companies, state owned companies etc.
  • Fads and fancies in corporate governance: salaries, separating chair and CEO, too much or too little stakeholder  power
  • More regulation? Evolving ideas on risk management and standards.
  • What can we expect in Europe and Hungary in particular.
  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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