Axel Wieandt is a senior financial services professional with many years of change management and restructuring experience in high-profile executive roles in the banking sector. He has led the execution of multi-billion dollar transactions in Europe, the US, China, and Australia. Axel Wieandt has also managed the execution of large equity and debt capital markets transactions. He has served and is serving a number of financial institutions and fintechs as non-executive board member and chairman. He is frequently advising PE and VC funds. Axel Wieandt has a long track record of teaching assignments with leading business schools in Europe and the US. He has published extensively including in German newspapers and intern. academic journals in the fields of business economics and banking.
Bank Management, Financial Intermediation, Financial Regulation, Too-Big-To-Fail
This seminar will use a roundtable discussion format to facilitate an in-depth exploration of current issues in corporate governance and finance, and how they affect and are influenced by society. Our sessions will focus on a combination of predetermined topics and ones chosen by students from the current events of the week. We will begin by debating a central question in corporate governance: should creating value for shareholders be the firm's first priority? The seminar will also discuss major issues such as corporate decisions to lay off employees, public policies aimed at achieving gender parity in corporate boardrooms, the growth of executive compensation, and the rise in the top one percent (all topics are subject to change). Source materials will include a combination of business cases, recent academic research, and news articles from the popular press.