17 May 2013
Mochtar Riady building, Room #3-3
NUS Business School

National University of Singapore

15 Kent Ridge Drive Singapore 119245

About the keynote speaker

Professor Randall Morck holds the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Distinguished Chair in Finance at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta, and is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1979, and earned a PhD from Harvard in 1986, where he returns periodically as a visiting professor.

Professor Morck has published over 70 articles on corporate governance, corporate ownership, and corporate finance in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, and Journal of Financial Economics. He has served as a consultant to the Canadian and U.S. governments, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund on corporate governance and other economic issues. In 2006, Professor Morck was granted the prestigious title of University Professor at the University of Alberta (this is the highest academic honour the University of Alberta can bestow on a faculty member).




Mr Berndt Brunow, Chairman, Oy Karl Fazer Ab

Mr Navin Amarasuriya, Managing Director, B.P. de Silva

Mr Govindraj S. Dempo, Founder & CEO, Raj Dempo Ventures

Moderated by: Associate Professor Marleen Dieleman, NUS Business School

Event Summary

We organised this roundtable with our friends from INSEAD. Over 50 people attended the event, including family business owners, business professionals and INSEAD MBA students. Professor Morck delivered his keynote presentation, followed by two academic presentations by Professor Morten Bennedsen, INSEAD, and Associate Professor Marleen Dieleman, NUS Business School. Thereafter, a panel discussion on the practitioner's view of professionalising family firms began. The panelists engaged the audience with their personal experiences on managing and growing family businesses. The cocktail and dinner session after the event helped participants to network amongst themselves, as well as to speak to the academic and industry experts at the event.







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