|George Möller is Chairman of the
Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial
Markets (AFM). He was CEO of Robeco Groep N.V. in Rotterdam from
July 2004 to September 2009. He previously worked amongst others,
at Euronext and MeesPierson in London. Dr. Möller had a seat on the
Tabaksblat Commission, which drew up a Corporate Governance Code
and he was a non executive Board member of Liffe (London). He
is currently Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Amsterdam
Institute of Finance.
Beside his involvement with the AFM he serves on the Board of national and international institutions as a non-executive Director. He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Leiden Medical Centre (LUMC). He is on the Board of NasdaqDubai (UAE) and on the Board of one of the world largest trendfollowing' hedge funds Winton Futures Fund (WFF) based in BVI.
George Möller is author of the Book 'Waardenloos, Banking on Ethics' and writes a quarterly column on Financial ethical questions in the Financial News a London based Wallstreet journal publication.
|Raghavendra Rau is the Sir Evelyn
de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business
School. He is also the current president of the European Finance
Association, Head of the School's Finance & Accounting subject
group, and a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network
(CCGN). Professor Rau has taught at a number of universities around
the world, including the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
(Sciences PO), Purdue University, the University of California at
Los Angeles and most recently, the University of California at
Berkeley. He was also Principal at Barclays Global Investors, then
the largest asset manager in the world, in San Francisco from
Professor Rau is a co-editor of Financial Management, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Review of Finance and the Quarterly Journal of Finance. His research has frequently been covered by the popular press including the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist, among others.
|Roger Urwin assumed the new post
of Global Head of Investment Content at Towers Watson in July 2008
after acting as the Global Head of the investment practice from
1995 to 2008. He joined Watson Wyatt in 1989 to start the firm's
investment consulting practice and under his leadership the
practice grew to a global team of over 500. His prior career
involved heading the Mercer investment practice and leading the
business development and quantitative investment functions at
Gartmore Investment Management. Roger's current role includes
work for some of the firm's major investment clients both in the UK
and internationally. He leads the firm's work on transformational
change and has conducted major strategic reviews at a number of
global leading funds. He is also involved with the Towers Watson
thought leadership group (Thinking Ahead Group). His investment
innovations include three global firsts: the origination of the
first target date DC funds (in 1988), the risk budget framework (in
1999) and the governance budget framework for assessing asset owner
organisational effectiveness (in 2007). He is also the author of a
number of papers on asset allocation policy, manager selection and
governance and sustainability. He is on the Board of the CFA
Institute and an Advisory Director to MSCI Inc.
Roger has a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Masters in Applied Statistics also from Oxford. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1983.
|Theo Vermaelen is Program Advisor
to Amsterdam Institute of Finance. He is UBS Chair in Investment
Banking in honor of Henry Grunfeld at INSEAD where he teaches in
MBA, PhD and Executive Programs. Previously Theo held the Schroders
Chair in Asset Management and International Finance.
He is a graduate from the Department of Applied Economics at the Catholic University of Leuven (Commercial Engineer) and obtained an MBA and PhD in Finance from the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago.
Theo Vermaelen has taught at the University of British Columbia, the Catholic University of Leuven, London Business School, UCLA, the University of Chicago, and Maastricht University. He has published several articles on a variety of corporate finance topics such as share buybacks, dividend policy, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, IPO's and Coco bonds in leading academic journals. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Empirical Finance and co-manager of PV Buyback USA, a fund that invests in companies that buy back stock because they are undervalued. While he generally teaches corporate finance at INSEAD, in recent years he has also taught an ethics module called: "Ethics and Finance: a contractual approach".
|Jaap Winter is President of the
VU University of Amsterdam and Professor of International Corporate
Law at the University of Amsterdam.
He studied Dutch law at the University of Groningen, where he also obtained his PhD. He is a specialist and designer in the field of Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance systems in the Netherlands and in Europe and was a founding member of the Duisenberg School of Finance, where he was the first dean. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee chaired by Morris Tabaksblat and chair of the 'High Level Group of Company Law Experts', which was established in 2011 by the European Commission to advise on a modern legal framework for Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Europe.
|Tom Cummings is known for his
early contributions to the field of strategy and organization
dynamics in the context of next generation business networks and
alliances. He is the author, with James Keen, of Leadership
Landscapes (Palgrave McMillan 2008), a book on how to resolve
complex challenges through systems thinking, executive leadership
practices and the development of human capital. Based on this work
he has recently written an article for the SAGE compendium on Civic
Leadership on how 'Practical Wisdom' through reflection which
serves as a way for leaders to draw from their experience in
Tom is known for his ability to bring new insights and fresh perspectives to his client engagements. He has been a founder/director/facilitator in the start-up of several successful companies and networks, including Cambridge Energy Research Associates; Technology Resources Group; Paras Ecos; Executive Learning Partnership, Common Purpose Nederland, Leading Ventures, European Climate Foundation and the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, to name a few. He has served in senior executive roles in Shell International; ABN AMRO Bank and Unilever NV, where he has worked on long term planning to develop sustainable business practices through the development of human capital.
In academe, he is the co-director of the Cambridge Judge Business School program on 'Futures Thinking' and teaches on the Corporate Supervisory Board program at Nyenrode Business University and is visiting faculty at GIBS South Africa. At IMD in Switzerland he previously served as program director for the workshop on Business Alliances. Mr. Cummings has written a number of award winning case studies and peer-reviewed publications. He is currently on the board of Progressio Foundation, and adviser to the Tallberg Foundation Pathfinders project, a long-term research and action-learning network to engage global leaders in human development and sustainability projects in Africa.