The Italian way
‘Quotas make numerical change happen. The law needs the market and the market needs a “nudge” from the law. The final aim is the quality of boards, the contribution boards add to the management of a company and their ability to create sustainable value for the stakeholders. Only a sincere and mature engagement of the market can ensure that the numerical change develops into value for stakeholders.’
The future of governance in the Gulf?
‘The scale of economic development is now so complex, significant and fast – even furious – that the region needs to embrace governance good practice with a heightened sense of urgency and commitment. No-one in the Gulf wants to see repeated the corporate collapses and value destruction which became the hallmark of the western economies during the financial crisis.’