Editors & Contributors

Simon Airey

Simon Airey is a partner in DLA Piper's corporate crime and investigations team. Simon practised as a barrister for 12 years before joining DLA Piper and has experience of a broad range of regulatory, criminal and civil litigation. He specialises in global investigations, financial and regulatory crime, bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax and fraud inquiries, dawn raids and corporate compliance.

Habiba Al-Shaer

Habit Al-Shaer is a lecturer in accounting and finance at Newcastle University Business School, where her research interests include social and environmental accounting, sustainability reporting, corporate governance and quantitive research methods. She has published articles on audit committees and environmental disclosures; corporate governance monitoring and its effects on environmental responsibility; and analysts and their interest in corporate social responsibility disclosure.

Liri Andersson

Liri Andersson is the founder of This Fluid World, a boutique business and marketing consultancy that enables global organisations to understand, navigate and commercially exploit a changing business and marketing environment. Since its inception in 2009, This Fluid World has acted as an advisor of many global brands such as Nestlé, General Mills, Nespresso, Crédit Agricole, IKEA, Danone, and Bacardi. Liri is a guest lecturer at INSEAD’s Executive Programme, and presenter at the 2015 Global Business Leaders Conference, Abu Dhabi.

Bruce Bean

Bruce W. Bean is professor of law at Michigan State University where he teaches on diverse subjects such as doing business in transitional political systems, business enterprise and strategic international transactions. He writes on bribery and corruption, sovereign wealth funds and FIFA. Professor Bean has also worked in Russia, where he became head of corporate and foreign direct investment for Clifford Chance in Moscow.

Ruth Bender

Dr Ruth Bender is an associate professor, corporate financial strategy, at Cranfield School of Management. Ruth joined the Cranfield faculty in 1994, having completed her MBA there. Prior to this she was a partner at Grant Thornton, where latterly she specialised in corporate finance. She is a chartered accountant and was for 13 years a committee member of the ICAEW's Faculty of Finance and Management. Other outside roles have included non-executive directorships of a Health Authority and an NHS Trust, and membership of the Independent Remuneration Panels for two local authorities. Ruth’s doctorate is in executive remuneration and her research continues in corporate governance more generally. She is the author of “Corporate Financial Strategy” (4th edition, Routledge).

Angeli Benham

Angela Benham is responsible for overseeing the governance of UK companies in general retail, food & drug retail, food producers, household goods, tobacco, beverage, media, and REITs sectors. Governance covers all aspects from board succession, effectiveness, diversity, executive remuneration to their enviromental and social policies. Angela enjoys helping companies to shape their remuneration policy to meet the right balance between satisfying the needs of long term shareholders and the need to provide appropriate reward for management. Angeli is also interested to learn what the companies in my sector are doing to help alleviate the environmental and social presurres faced globally.

Chris Beveridge

Chris Beveridge works within the governance, risk and assurance department at Moore Stephens, where he advises and assists clients on writing information security policies and procedures, educating company staff and managing these activities.

Punit Bhatia

Punit Bhatia is a partner in the London office of Deloitte and leads the shared services, BPO and global business services practice. Punit has 15 years of consulting experience gained in a number of different industries including energy, consumer goods and financial services. In the past few years, Punit has led some of the largest and most complex global business services, shared services and BPO engagements in the industry. His experience spans the entire life cycle from developing strategy, designing solutions, and implementing them.

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Arnab Bhattacharjee is professor of economics at Heriot-Watt University. He works primarily in applied econometrics focussing on foundations and methods to analyse spatial, panel and cross-section data, and with applications to several areas within the disciplines of economics and allied social sciences. Professor Bhattacharjee joined Heriot-Watt in April 2013.

Caroline Biebuyck

Caroline Biebuyck is a business writer and editor specialising in governance, accounting, tax, finance and diversity. She started her career as a chartered accountant, working in audit and taxation. Now located in the UK, she has previously been based in Hong Kong and Central Europe.

Barbara Bierach

Barbara Bierach is a freelance business journalist and author. She previously worked for German weekly business title WirtschaftsWoche, and Forbes Magazine. Currently based in County Sligo, Ireland, Barbara has also lived in Sydney, New York, Cologne and Düsseldorf.