Millstein Center Names Rising Stars of Corporate Governance for 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011
New Haven, Conn., June 15, 2011 — The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management today announced the recipients of its fourth annual Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award. This award recognizes global corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, directors, managers, or advocates.
"We have the privilege to recognize young and upcoming corporate governance professionals from around the world through this Rising Stars award," said Ira M. Millstein, Senior Associate Dean for Corporate Governance at the Yale School of Management. "We are entering into a new era of corporate governance and this year’s honorees are among the next generation of leaders who will help define it."
The Rising Stars of Corporate Governance for 2011 are:
- Erik Breen, Head of Responsible Investing, Robeco (Netherlands)
- Paul DeNicola, Director, The Conference Board Corporate Governance Center (U.S.)
- Theodore Dysart, Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles (U.S.)
- Alex Edmans, Assistant Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (U.S.)
- Keir Gumbs, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP (U.S.)
- Catherine Howarth, Chief Executive, FairPensions (UK)
- Mostafa Hunter, Visiting Professor, Management Center Innsbruck (Egypt)
- Lisa Beth Lentini, Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary, Best Buy Co., Inc. (U.S.)
- Lucy P. Marcus, CEO, Marcus Venture Consulting, Ltd. and Non-Executive Board Director (UK)
- Arminta Saladziene, Chairman of the Management Board, NASDAQ OMX Vilnius, and Chairman of the Board, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (Lithuania)
- Dr. Steve Waygood, Head of Sustainability Research and Engagement, Aviva Investors (UK)
The recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee of leaders from the Millstein Center, the International Corporate Governance Network, the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges based on criteria such as past accomplishments and thought leadership, future projects and endeavors, reputation among existing industry leaders, and potential to influence the industry in the future. Recipients this year come from the U.S., Britain, Egypt, the Netherlands, and Lithuania.
The Rising Stars will be honored at a reception this evening as part of the sixth annual Yale Governance Forum.
The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management is a leading global resource for testing, challenging, and advancing the premise that corporations should and can serve society. The Center focuses on the inter-relationship of management, the board of directors, shareholders, and stakeholders in creating long-term corporate shareholder value in today’s complex and competitive economy, while at the same time meeting the heightened expectations of society. The Center pursues its mission by convening events; sponsoring empirical research; generating policy briefings; building market capacity by developing training, databases and institutions; and teaching and student interaction.
For more information about the Millstein Center, please visit: millstein.som.yale.edu
Stephen Davis, Executive Director, Millstein Center
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