Ludo Van der Heyden, The Mubadala Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance and Strategy and Academic Director of the INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative

As globalisation brings vulnerabilities from unknown directions, boards are faced with new risk management responsibilities. Are they up to it?

Private equity fund investors have the ownership leverage to turn around companies via social and governance reform.

  • In the wake of the global financial crisis government stakeholders have shown they are more than capable of running profitable businesses. The key to success is strong governance.

  • As private shareholdings grow, is it time to consider a separate “shareholders” or “owners” board to give corporate boards and directors the space and the framing to do their jobs effectively?

  • Does CSR only apply to sizable corporations?

  • As they shift towards more market-based economies, Arab companies can no longer afford to neglect demands for greater accountability and transparency in the boardroom.