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Professorship KPMG in International Corporate Governance

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The Professorship signed with KPMG under the umbrella of the ESCP Europe Foundation, aims to gain perspective on the integration of risk management and performance into corporate strategy. International corporate governance is a major challenge for companies. It is a constantly evolving domain and is increasingly scrutinised by investors, public authorities, media, employees and other stakeholders.

On the 14th of September, 2015, Frank Bournois (Dean of ESCP Europe), Patrick-Hubert Petit (Associate, KPMG France) et Patrick Gounelle (President of ESCP Europe Foundation) made the Professorship in "International Corporate Governance" official. KPMG is among ESCP Europe’s pioneering and emblematic partners.

As reiterated by Patrick Gounelle, KPMG was the first company to agree to a research chair with ESCP Europe. It was also the first to set up a Professorship.

The Professorship is led by David Chekroun, a Tenured Professor of International Business Law at ESCP Europe and Academic Director of the Professorship.

Frank Bournois (Dean of ESCP Europe), Patrick-Hubert Petit (Associate, KPMG France) and Patrick Gounelle (President of ESCP Europe Foundation) sign the Professorship in International Corporate Governance

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Dr David Chekroun, Academic Director, Professorchip KPMG  in International Corporate Governance, ESCP Europe
A few words from
David Checkroun
Scientific
Director

In this context, research and teaching will be produced. International governance rising to the challenge of the digital economy; international Groups and the extraterritoriality of compliance rules; Women on board ... are all already included in my "roadmap". A MOOC project is also on the agenda…
Considering the high tension to which the theme of governance is subjected (development of standardisation and regulation versus reluctance of new generations and transformation of the relationship to governance), I'm keen to start the first projects.

David Chekroun, Professor at ESCP Europe
and Scientific Director of the Professorship

Patrick-Hubert Petit, Partner KPMG Audit France, Audit Commitee Institute France Chair
A few words from
Patrick-Hubert Petit
Partner KPMG
Audit France

Our involvement with the ESCP Europe Foundation is a further step in the strengthening of our ties with ESCP Europe. Over 100 ESCP Europe graduates work for KPMG in France, the business school with the highest level of alumni representation. We share in common with ESCP Europe such values as international overture, diversity, talent search and development, as well as merit-based equal opportunity. Our values are rooted in a respect for the individual, recognition of personal performance and personal development support for fast track careers.
Furthermore, we are keen to promote new ideas in our business through timely thought and analysis on key economic and financial issues.

Patrick-Hubert Petit, Partner KPMG Audit France
Audit Committee Institute France Chair
(ESCP 1975)

Objectives

A new stage has begun with a new format and a new central theme: international corporate governance.

The meaning

Enriched by the unique relationship forged over 8 years thanks to the Chair for Governance, Strategy, Risks & Performance, and due to the new challenges relating to corporate governance issues, particularly on a European level, ESCP Europe and KPMG wished to review the terms of their partnership by creating a three-year Professorship in International Corporate Governance.

The aim

The mission of the Professorship is to disseminate good practices and produce new knowledge for the managers of tomorrow. It is a pragmatic approach (based on concrete practices), transdisciplinary (different subjects and participants) and cross-border (global analysis).

For KPMG

By signing this Professorship, KPMG has shown its desire to continue its investment in the field of international corporate governance. For many years, KPMG has operated in the field of governance, either as auditor or consultant.

Patrick-Hubert Petit believes that an efficient governance is a facilitating factor from a societal perspective, and guarantees a stronger economy.

He was therefore pleased that the Professorship in “International Corporate Governance” should complete the tripartite scheme set up by KPMG:

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The KPMG Audit Committee Institute, present in 30 countries, organises a forum for exchange for audit committee members aimed at providing them with information, tools and techniques to help them accomplish their work.
Since January 2014, KPMG has published The Letter of Governance designed to give all members of administrative and supervisory boards, branches and functional departments of the companies, the information regarding reports, studies and publications on corporate governance that they require to carry out their work.

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Additionally, KPMG has an active presence within the IFA (especially in the 'Club for Research in Governance' and the 'Club of Audit Committee Presidents').

The Team

David Chekroun Academic Director - Professorship KPMG in International Corporate - ESCP Europe

David
Chekroun

Scientific Director

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Events 30/11/2018

1st KPMG Accounting Research Symposium

Designed for accounting researchers, accounting professionals and auditors.

Buildings Lodon, ESCP Europe

2nd Symposium

Managing transnational groups: A director's role and skills in the global arena

20/07/2017
This second symposium took placed in January 2017 and aimed to explore the opportunities and challenges for directors serving in a transnational group.

News & Events

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Events

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Relations between issuers, inverstors and proxies

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Medias

Published on 13/03/2018

Relations between issuers, inverstors and proxies

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How to optimize and ease this relationships?
A roundtable to prepare the next season of shareholders' annual meetings.
Speakers: Loic Dessaint (CEO-Proxinvest), Tony Fratto (former White House Deputy Press Secretary), Sophie L'Helias (ID-Kering and co-founder of LeaderXXchange)...
And Cédric Lavérie (HCG-Amundi Asset Management), Jean-Florent Rérolle (MD-Morrow Sodali), Eliane Rouyer-Chevalier (ID-Legrand), Eric Thomas (CLO-Lagardère SCA)
Moderators: Patrick-Hubert Petit (Partner-KPMG) and David Chekroun (Professor of International Business Law-ESCP Europe)
Published on 19/02/2018

The evolution of Shareholders' activism in the past decade in the US context

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Tony Fratto, former Deputy Press Secretary at the White House, speaks about the evolution of Shareholders' activism in the paste decade in the US context.
Published on 19/02/2018

The modalities of the proxy activity solicitor in the corporate governance of listed companies.

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Jean-Florent Rérolle, Managing Director of Morrow Sodali and former KPMG Corporate Finance partner, was a guest at the roundtable organized by the Professorship KPMG.
Published on 19/02/2018

The Autorité des marchés financiers' role in the direct trades between issuers…

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Eric Thomas, Chief legal officer at Lagardère Groupe, speaks about the (Autorité des marchés financiers) AMF's role in the direct trades.
Published on 19/02/2018

Smooth flow of exchanges between issuers of stocks and investors

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Eliane Rouyer-Chevalier's interview, Independent Non-Executive Director at Legrand SA, talks about the smooth flow exchanges issuers of stocks and investors."
https://www.youtube.com/embed/O65K9BTKm7Q?cc_load_policy=1&hl=en&rel=0&
Published on 19/02/2018

What direct dialogue between issuers of stocks and major investors?

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Cédric Lavérie, Head of Corporate Governance at Amundi Asset Management, speaks about the pertinence of a direct dialogue between issuers and major investors.