Millstein Center Names Rising Stars of Corporate Governance for 2014

New York, June 13, 2014—The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School has announced the recipients of its sixth annual Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award. The award recognizes global corporate governance professionals under the age of 40 who are making their mark as outstanding analysts, experts, directors, managers, or advocates. The awardees were honored at a reception on June 12 at Columbia University as part of the ninth annual Millstein Governance Forum. 

"For six years now, we have been honored to be able to recognize exceptional young and upcoming corporate governance professionals from around the world with the center’s Rising Star Award,” said Ira M. Millstein, co-chair of the Millstein Center Advisory Board. “Corporate governance is always evolving and this year’s honorees are future leaders who are helping to shape it."
The 2014 Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award recipients were nominated by their peers in a global search for nominees. The selection process is based on criteria such as accomplishments and thought leadership, current and anticipated projects and endeavors, reputation within the field, and the potential to influence the industry in the future. This year’s honorees are:
  • Alissa Amico, Project Manager, Corporate Governance, MENA Region, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Bariș Dinçer, Managing Partner, ARGE Consulting; Board Member, Corporate Governance Association of Turkey
  • Oleg Shvyrkov, Director, Corporate Governance, Deloitte & Touche CIS
The Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership conducts timely research on crucial real-world issues. Focusing on the global financial markets, the center studies the changing relationships between investors and corporations, the impact of developments in the market and new investors on corporations and companies, and any possible additional structural or policy changes needed for the full restoration of public trust in the financial and real economy, as well as the long-term impact on corporate governance and performance. 
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