We are delighted to announce about launching a new research Center. The new Center is titled as Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance. The new Center is established by Virtus Interpress.
As you know in 2010 Virtus Interpress and Ukrainian Academy of Banking established the International center for Banking and Corporate Governance. The Center successfully runs its activity and concentrates on the issues of corporate governance and regulation in banks and financial institutions. This year we analyzed our professional network and discovered that now we have thousands of experts who have expertise in general corporate governance. Therefore to unite our network around the idea to conduct research in general corporate governance, not just in corporate governance and regulation in banks and financial institutions we decided to establish one more Center - Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance.
The Center will be run by Prof. Alex Kostyuk as a Director of Virtus Interpress. The Center will have an Advisory Board composed of experts in corporate governance who have long-term relationships with Virtus Interpress and representing many countries of the world. They will have the right to advise on the policy of the Center. Besides that we will have a group of Ordinary members of the Center. They will have rights to propose the new projects to the Center, take part in the conferences and seminars arranged by the Center, etc. We expect to have the Advisory Board composed of 20-25 experts and a Group of the ordinary members composed of 80-100 experts.