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The ECGI Research Committee


Chair  | Appointed: 2023

Kathryn Judge

Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
Research Member

Appointed: 2022

Michelle Lowry

TD Bank Professor of Finance; Academic Director of Gupta Governance Institute
Drexel University
Research Member

Appointed: 2023

Amir Licht

Professor of Law
Harry Radzyner Law School, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Research Member

Appointed: 2002

Marco Becht

Professor of Finance and the Goldschmidt Professor of Corporate Governance
Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management, Université libre de Bruxelles
Fellow, Research Member

Appointed: 2022

Appointed: 2024

Umakanth Varottil

Professor of Law
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Research Member

Appointed: 2019

Appointed: 2023

Pedro Matos

James A. & Stacy Cooper Bicentennial Professor of Business Administration (Finance)
Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Research Member

ECGI Research Committee

Terms of Reference

The Research committee of ECGI is responsible for promoting and overseeing the research activities of ECGI.  

The research activities include:

  • (a) the election and retirement of research members of ECGI

  • (b) the nomination of fellows of ECGI

  • (c) research conferences, workshops, meetings and dialogues

  • (d) research projects and programmes

  • (e) the working paper series

  • (f) research publications and dissemination

  • (g) and any other activities that the Board of ECGI deem to be classified as research

The research committee shall have between 6 and 10 members

The Chair of the committee will be ex officio a member of the Board of ECGI

The members of the committee will be appointed for a period of 3 years in the first instance renewable for a maximum one further term of 3 years

The members of the committee will be appointed by the Board of ECGI

The Chair will be elected from amongst the members of the committee

The committee will report on its activities to the Board of ECGI

The committee will meet 4 times a year or as often as the committee deems appropriate

It can meet by phone or other electronic means as well as in person

A minimum of 50% of the members of the committee need to be present for a meeting to be quorate.

diagram of ECGI governance structure

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