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5 NEW ECGI FELLOWS

Brussels, 29 April 2014.  The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) today announces the appointment of five new Fellows of the Institute drawn from academia in Europe, Asia and North America. They augment the 22 inaugural Fellows who were nominated in 2002, 5 in 2003, 5 in 2005, 5 in 2008, 5 in 2010 and 5 in 2012, bringing the total number of Fellows of the Institute to 52.

The new Fellows (with links to their online biographies) are:

Professor Viral Acharya, C.V. Starr Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (USA)

Professor Viral Acharya, C.V. Starr Professor of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (USA)

Professor Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law , Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professor of Corporate Law , Faculty of Law, University of Oxford  (UK)

Professor Denis Gromb, Professor of Finance, INSEAD (France)

Professor Denis Gromb, Professor of Finance, INSEAD (France)

Professor Hideki Kanda, Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, and Professor, Gakushuin University Law School., (Japan)

Professor Hideki Kanda, Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo, and Professor, Gakushuin University Law School.,  (Japan)

Professor Christian Leuz, J. Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business (USA)

Professor Christian Leuz, J. Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance and Accounting, The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business (USA)

These Fellows were nominated by the ECGI's Fellowship Committee chaired by Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Said Business School, University of Oxford.

The ECGI, which was founded in 2002, is an international scientific non-profit association. It provides a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice.

The ECGI awards the title Fellow of ECGI to individuals who have demonstrated scientific excellence or other outstanding achievements in the area of corporate governance. A Committee appointed by the ECGI Board sets the rules governing the nomination of new Fellows.  For details of the Committee and the rules, see: http://www.ecgi.org/committees/fellowship.php

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For further information:

Marco Becht, Executive Director, ECGI (mbecht@ecgi.org)
Jeremy Miller, Communications Director, ECGI

Notes for Editors

1. The biographies and photographs of these new Fellows can be found on the ECGI website by clicking against the name in the list above.

2. A list of all 52 ECGI Fellows can be found on the ECGI website at the following page:
http://www.ecgi.org/members_directory/fellows.php

3. The composition and remit of ECGI’s Fellowship Committee can be found at: http://www.ecgi.org/committees/fellowship.php