Geopolitical and regulatory risks have become top concerns for global boards.

In addition, the meltdowns over the past years have increasingly sent a message to directors: you must become active and engage in quality growth strategies. Global risk is complex, to say the least. And the complexity of it is underlined by key local liabilities and protections.

In an environment where global risk oversight and engagement in strategic thinking are a priority, boards must set a global culture to allow efective implementation of the thinking on top, as well as set clear processes for assessing and managing risk from bottom up. How is this complex set of priorities to be achieved by companies and their boards?

This second symposium of the KPMG “Professorship in International Corporate Governance” aims to explore the opportunities and challenges for directors serving in a transnational group, with the participation of qualifed leading fgures from the legal, business, financial and communication world.

Moderators & Welcome

  • David Chekroun – KPMG Professor in International Corporate Governance, ESCP Europe
  • Val Myteberi – Assistant Dean, Cardozo School of Law
  • Patrick-Hubert Petit – KPMG partner and President of the Audit Committee Institute, France


  • Tony Fratto – Former Deputy Press Secretary, The White House; Managing Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies
  • Sophie L’Hélias – Director, Kering; Founder, LeaderXXchange
  • Guylaine Saucier – Director and Chair of the Audit Committee, Tarkett SA et Wendel SA
  • Peter Herbel – Co-founder of Herbel Consulting and former General Counsel of Total S.A.
  • Adam Smith – Consultant and former Group General Counsel of Safran

Find all of the symposium’s videos in our playlist below!

Monday 16 January 2017
18h – 20h15
ESCP Europe – Amphi Gelis
79 avenue de la République 75011 Paris


Download the symposium invitation!

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