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The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professors Franklin Allen (Imperial College London), Genevieve Helleringer (ESSEC and University of Oxford) and Wei Jiang (Emory University) to the Board of Directors. The three research members of ECGI were appointed to the Board by the General Assembly on 16 September 2022, replacing Erik Berglöf, Jill Fisch, and Colin Mayer. The General Assembly recognised the very valuable contributions to ECGI by the outgoing Directors.

Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and Managing Editor of the Review of Finance.  He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Genevieve Helleringer is a Law Professor at Essec Business School and a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Oxfrord where she is the deputy director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law. She sits on the Board of Appeal of the European Financial Supervisory Authorities, is an academic editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog and she is a founding and executive editor of the Journal of Financial Regulation (OUP). She has been a visiting professor at UCLA and a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg.

Wei Jiang is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Finance at Emory University's Goizueta Business School.  She is also a Senior Fellow at the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School, a Research Associate of the NBER (Law and Economics, and Corporate Finance) and a member of the Committee on Capital Market Regulation. She is currently the President of the Society of Financial Studies (SFS). Previously she served as an editor of the Review of Financial Studies, a Finance Department Editor at Management Science and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance. 

Referring to the news, ECGI Chair Herman Daems, said, 

“We pay tribute to the three departing ECGI Board members, for their immeasurable support and navigation since ECGI’s humble beginnings and through several cycles of challenging economic times. Their affection for ECGI, along with their great expertise has helped it to stay relevant and modern with a forward outlook. We wish all three colleagues every happiness and success in the future and thank them on behalf of the ECGI Board.”

Speaking about the new appointments, Mr. Daem’s said,

“We are honoured to welcome such esteemed colleagues, Franklin, Genevieve, and Wei to the ECGI Board. They will continue to shape ECGI’s future with care and insight, drawing on their impressive careers and accomplishments to steer it into the next chapter. We greatly look forward to working together”.



Elaine McPartlan

General Manager

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Professor Marco Becht

Executive Director




About the European Corporate Governance Institute

ECGI is an international scientific non-profit association which provides a forum for debate and dialogue focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice. It is the home for all those with an interest in corporate governance offering membership categories for academics, practitioners, patrons and institutions.

Its primary role is to undertake, commission and disseminate research on corporate governance. Based upon impartial and objective research and the collective knowledge and wisdom of its members, it can advise on the formulation of corporate governance policy and development of best practice. In seeking to achieve the aim of improving corporate governance, ECGI acts as a focal point for academics working on corporate governance in Europe and elsewhere, encouraging the interaction between the different disciplines, such as economics, law, finance and management.



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