June 18, 2009

New Trend? Diminished Power for CEOs

We note that one of our board advisors, Frank Aquila of Sullivan & Cromwell, weighed in recently on the state of corporate governance in this BusinessWeek article.

Frank argues that the recent market environment and reform efforts may serve to diminish the power of CEOs. He notes: “If we are to move beyond the current financial crisis, we will need business leaders who are permitted to take actions that will have a positive impact beyond the next quarter or next fiscal year. But at a time when businesses need long-term, strategic decision-making the most, the new corporate order actually impedes decisive action.”