Seminar on Nordic Corporate Governance

CORPORATE BOARDS – How do good boards create value?
And how are we different in the Nordics?

Too small, too big, too conformist or innately reactionary, too old, or too young. What makes for a good board, and can one size fit all? And how does the form reflect its institutional and cultural context – such as the Nordic setting?During the seminar, we will present the key findings from our recent research project titled Nordic Corporate Governance – a comprehensive study of governance and corporate board processes in 36 large companies. The project studied actual board practices of large companies using an extensive material of in‐depth interviews. The interviews covered 250 people, board members or corporate executives, across 36 companies and more than 800 items on board agendas.The presentation is followed by a panel discussion focusing on the impact of ownership on governance form and practices, value creation and limits to beneficial regulation, as well as strengths and weaknesses of our Nordic form of governance.Our distinguished panelists are Risto Murto (President and CEO Varma, Member of the Board Sampo Plc and Wärtsilä Corporation), Eeva Ahdekivi (CEO Hartwall Capital, Member of the Board Tikkurila Plc) and Philip Aminoff (Chairman of Board Helvar Merca and Helectron Ltd, Member of Board Veho Oy and other Aminoff family owned companies).The presentation can be found

here.More information about the publication can be found

here. Wednesday 29.11 16.30-18.00Venue: Auditorium Futurum, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki 


 Tom Berglund

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