International Conference in Lisbon, October 26, 2017

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Key-note speakers

Niels Hermes, Professor, Dr., Chair of the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Dr. Hermes is a well-known expert and researcher in the fields of finance and corporate governance. He has published numerous papers in the leading finance and governance journals including such journals as: Journal of Banking and Finance, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: An International Review and others.

Niels is a Program committee member of the European Financial Management Association Conference, Editor and visiting editor of several international finance-related journals, winner of numerous research prizes and grants.
At this moment his h-index according to the Google Scholar equals 31 with over 5000 citations.

At the conference, the presentation of Prof. Hermes will be titled: “Board Dynamics and Firm Performance: The Missing Link in Corporate Governance Research”.

Maclyn Clouse, Professor, Dr., Reiman School of Finance, University of Denver, USA.

Dr. Maclyn L. Clouse is a Professor of Finance at the Reiman School of Finance, in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. The Reiman School is the premier school of financial management education in the Rocky Mountain Region, and its program provides a strong foundation in financial theory as well as practical application.

Clouse’s primary areas of teaching are corporate finance, microfinance, and investment banking. For 30 years, he taught the Finance courses in the Executive MBA program.

On many occasions, Clouse has been certified as an expert witness in court cases involving the valuation of businesses, small business management, and economic loss determination. Over three different time periods, he served Finance Department Chair/ Reiman School Director for a total of 25 years.

In his key-note speech Prof. Clouse will tell about secretly developed corporate governance principles that were introduced by the CEOs of leading corporations in USA, he will also pay attention to their weak sides and possible ways of improvement.