This 2nd issue of the Hawkamah Journal focuses on the Middle East and North Africa region, however our scope is global. Illustrative of this fact is that the contributors in this issue include practitioners from Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Public companies are often in the spotlight for fraud,corruption, misconduct and other lapses but the truth is that many of these problems occur within entities in the group, not at the parent company level.
The headlines currently grabbing attention in the sphere of Women in Leadership is a real concern in relation to ‘how do we get more women on to Boards.’ This in turn creates a lively debate between the effectiveness of quota’s (compliance) and targets (e
Dr. Helmut Maucher exclusively talked to The Hawkamah Journal with our CEO Leonardo Peklar about his views on the present situation in the global economy, modern challenges of leadership as well as issues of the family businesses and emerging markets.
Companies around the world are seldom characterized by a simple structure. They may be complex groups of legal companies, but they can also include substantially stand alone divisions and branches.
Dr. Adnan, throughout your career, you have approached corporate governance from numerous perspectives – as a researcher, university professor, advisor to companies and boards, CEO and as a board member. How has your view on corporate governance evolved?
The financial crisis has spawned a period of extraordinary activity in the field of regulation. Much of this involves rule making, designed to make banks and other companies safer so that they will no longer be at risk of imposing shocks on the economy an
The Bovespa exchange introduced the Novo Mercado which is a premium listing tier with voluntary corporate governance standards going above and beyond the provisions of the law in protecting the rights of minority shareholders vis-à-vis controlling shareho
Across the world there is great diversity in corporate governance arrangements, with their respective strengths and weaknesses. At best they are tailored responses to local circumstances designed and evolved to ensure that generally accepted corporate gov
Theories of corporate governance have a tendency to overlook the role of the CFO. In real life, however, CFOs play a fundamental role in the governance of companies. The CFO function can be characterized as the interface between controls and strategic lea
Corporations are therefore party to the ongoing debate on the future of the Middle East. Taken as a whole, over 1400 companies are listed today on regional stock exchanges and already, a number of Gulf-based enterprises such as SABIC, Al Rajhi Bank and Qa
It is often a misconception that ‘Governance’ is something we can adopt or ignore. The reality is that we all do ‘Governance’, even in our personal lives. The question should be how well we do it.
Much has been written about the importance of good corporate governance at the helm of an organization. However, the reality is that corporate governance challenges are far wider and more complex in most corporations with vast subsidiary networks.
Private equity firms have long realized that superior value creation is all about the active management of portfolio companies and that this active management is one of the only tools within their control to generate higher returns.