Millstein Center Announces New Executive Director

Marcel Bucsescu Joins from The Conference Board Governance Center
New York, February 26, 2015—The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School announced today that Marcel Bucsescu will join the center as executive director beginning March 2.
Marcel Bucsescu was most recently the assistant director of The Conference Board Governance Center where he oversaw all programs and led several key efforts, including the Committee on Corporate Political Spending and Council of Chief Legal Officers. He holds a Master of Arts in European Studies from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Bucsescu replaces Milica Brogan, who had served as the Millstein Center’s executive director since inception at Columbia in 2012 and in the center’s earlier iteration from 2005-2009. Brogan is now serving in an advisory capacity at the center.
"We are pleased to announce that Marcel is succeeding Milica Brogan as the center's executive director,” said Ira M. Millstein ’49, co-chair of the center. “Milica has been invaluable in re-launching the center. She brought critical institutional knowledge based on her work during the last decade. Marcel will now add his own insight and experience and fresh perspective to advance the center's mission into the next exciting stage of our work."
Professor Robert J. Jackson Jr., faculty co-director of the center, agreed.
“Milica Brogan’s exceptional work building the Millstein Center here at Columbia Law School has put us in a unique position to bring new evidence and insight to longstanding corporate-governance debates,” Jackson said. “She has given us an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to those debates in important new ways. Marcel’s first-hand experience in running a center and dealing with diverse governance and market issues will be critical in capitalizing on that opportunity. We are fortunate to be able to count on his knowledge as we move forward with the center’s next key stage of growth.” 
Jackson’s fellow faculty co-director, Professor Jeffrey N. Gordon, added that Bucsescu brings "a great deal of knowledge and experience in capital market and governance related questions.”
“His familiarity with key individuals and organizations will help the center as we continue to develop and undertake the critical projects that we do," Gordon said.
Building on Columbia Law School’s longstanding strength in corporate and securities law, the mission of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership is to bring world class scholarship, research, and academic rigor to the vital task of sustaining and strengthening long term financing of innovative and durable public corporations—the underpinning of economic growth. This mission is essential given today’s capital markets, which are global, complex, and volatile. These markets bring consequences and uncertainties to those who rely on them: companies, investors, and, ultimately, the wider economy. The value of the center’s research will be enhanced through engagement with practitioners.
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