Keynote speakers

Randall MorckRandall Morck

Jarislowsky Distinguished Professor of Finance, University of Alberta

Randall Morck is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta, where he also holds the Stephen Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance at the University of Alberta. Professor Morck is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a Research Fellow with the Bank of Canada, a Research Fellow with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, a Senior Research Associate with Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Project, and a Research Associate with the European Corporate Governance Institute. A summa cum laude Yale graduate with a Harvard PhD, he has published over 100 articles and been cited over 1,200 times in the Social Sciences Citations Index in leading finance and economics journals. Two of the articles have won Journal of Financial Economics All Star Citations awards. Professor Morck regularly visits Singapore National University as James Riady Visiting Chair in Finance and less regularly visits Yale, most recently as Schoen Visiting Professor in 2009, and Harvard, most recently as Mackenzie King Visiting Professor in 2005. He has advised the Canadian and US governments, the IMF and the World Bank, and is a frequent speaker to academic, business and government audiences in North America and abroad.

Visit Professor Morck’s webpage at the University of Alberta


Ruth AguileraRuth V. Aguilera

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ruth V. Aguilera is an Associate Professor and the Fellow at the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds courtesy appointments at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, the College of Law and the Department of Sociology at Illinois. Dr Aguilera received a Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis from the University of Lancaster, a Licenciatura in Economics from the University of Barcelona, and MA and PhD degrees in sociology from Harvard University. She currently serves as a member of an Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review. Ruth’s research interests fall at the intersection of economic sociology and international business, specifically in the fields of comparative corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Her research has been published in numerous scholarly journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science and Organization Studies, as well as in several conference proceedings and various books. She is co-editor with Michal Federowicz of the book Corporate Governance in a Changing Economic and Political Environment: Trajectories of Institutional Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), in which Eastern and Western European corporate governance systems are compared.

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Carla MillarCarla Millar

Professor of International Marketing & Management, University of Twente Fellow, Ashridge Business School

Professor Millar is a Fellow of Ashridge Business School, and Professor of International Marketing & Management at the University of Twente continuing her research, teaching and student supervision. At Ashridge in 2009 Carla chaired the successful Ashridge International Research Conference on the theme ‘Global Leadership – Global Ethics: In Search of the Ethical Leadership Compass’, followed by co-guest editorships of the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Public Affairs, as well as a book with Palgrave Macmillan. Previously was a professor at RUG, Groningen in the Netherlands, and a Visiting Professor at ANU in Australia and Maribor in Slovenia, Carla is driven by a holistic marketing and stakeholder service ideal and has developed experience and expertise in masters’ and executive teaching, non-executive directorships and consultancy. Her in-company clients included a large telecoms company, many large international banks, insurance companies, FCMG companies, and she has trained leaders in companies as well as academia and in the US Air Force. Carla has co-authored books on Emergent Globalisation (2005), Knowledge Entanglements (2006) and Ethical Leadership: Global Challenges and Perspectives (2011).

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The Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN) is a confederation of University of Cambridge faculties, research centres and academics interested in corporate governance. The network spans the Faculties of Law and Economics, and Cambridge Judge Business School.