Editors & Contributors

Di Rifai

Di Rifai, chair of advisory firm Creating Future Us, is a seasoned international leader, chair, non-executive director and CEO. She advises a diverse range of investors and boards on responsible governance in a digital future. She applies decades of expertise gained working across technology, finance, energy and investment and is an authority on Digital Age ESG.

David Risser

David Risser is the managing director of Nestor Advisors, the Morrow Sodali company focusing on governance, board effectiveness and organisational design. David has been advising with Nestor Advisors since 2003 and is their UN Global Compact ambassador. He has gained extensive ESG experience in developed and emerging markets, performing governance and board effectiveness reviews, policy advice and research for banks, listed and/or family-controlled companies, private equity firms, state-owned companies, governments, central banks, international organisations and market supervisors. David regularly lectures at the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the OECD MENA Corporate Governance Working Group. Before joining Nestor Advisors in 2003, David established and managed the Economic Studies Department of RSM Salustro Reydel (now KPMG) for the CEE region. David was a board member of private companies and trustee for an international not-for-profit organisation.

Marianna Rogdaki

Marianna Rogdaki is audit and ethics lead at ACCA’s Policy and Insights team, based in London. She has an extensive professional and academic background in the auditing field and her research interests in auditability, ethics and sustainability help shape ACCA’s policy in the areas of ethics & audit, and assurance. Before joining ACCA, Marianna was an audit policy researcher at the London School of Economics (LSE) and a visiting lecturer of accounting at King’s College London. She established her accountancy career in PwC Greece, specialising in auditing clients, mainly within the shipping and real estate industries.

Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is professor of cybersecurity at the University of Gloucestershire. He previously held a number of senior leadership roles at the Ministry of Defence, before joining the Bank of England where he was chief information security officer and latterly chief security officer. In June 2019, Professor Rogers joined HSBC as group head of resilience advisory function. He currently works in the defence industry.

Marc Rosen

Marc Rosen chairs the litigation & risk management department for law firm Kleinberg Kaplan. An accomplished litigator, Marc is called on by chief executives, general counsel, portfolio managers, investors and entrepreneurs for his experience and strategic advice, in order to resolve high-stakes business and investment-related disputes. He practises corporate and commercial litigation, across a range of subject matters, in state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals and regulatory agencies.

Mark Rowe

Mark Rowe is an environmental journalist, specialising in climate change and related issues such as future fuels. He reported on the Paris climate change talks for International News Services, a range of trade publications and consumer titles such as Geographical and has extensive experience working for British national newspapers.

Timothy Rowley

Tim is faculty member at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and a Visiting Scholar at INSEAD. His research interests include corporate governance, strategic alliances and stakeholder and social issues management. His publications appear in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Recently, Tim and his co-author Shawn Berman were awarded “Business & Society Article of Decade 2000-2010,” from the International Association for Business and Society. He is also the Co-Editor of the journal Strategic Organizations. Tim Rowley directs the Leading from the Chair Programme, and the International Directors Programme.

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Tokyo 24 years after he first arrived, but quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He is the chief Japan correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and International News Services. He contributes to publications around the world.

Giorgio Saavedra

Giorgio Saavedra is the Integrating Reporting Lead in the Corporate Reporting group of the World Bank, and is also responsible for statutory and management reporting for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), one of the World Bank Group institutions. Mr. Saavedra represents the World Bank in the international dialog where he brings his expertise on and is a strong advocate for better corporate reporting. He is also a participant in the Business Network.

Tim Sadler

Tim Sadler is co-founder and chief executive of cybersecurity experts Tessian.

Ash Saluja

Ash Saluja is a partner and head of financial services and products at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. He has over 20 years of experience advising clients on regulatory and commercial matters. Clients include banks, broker-dealers, funds, investment managers and advisers, exchanges, platforms and trading facilities, insurers and insurance intermediaries, as well as the large corporate/pension fund clients and suppliers of these types of institutions. Ash advises on the authorisation and conduct of business requirements, corporate governance, regulatory capital, client money and assets, product design and distribution, cross border business, insider dealing and market abuse, anti-money laundering requirements, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and outsourcings.

Eduardo Sancho Garcia

Eduardo Sancho Garcia is manager, corporate governance, at global consultancy Morrow Sodali Eduardo has wide experience in corporate governance analysis. At Morrow Sodali, he currently coordinates governance advisory for Iberian and LatAm clients and markets and is part of a wider cross-market governance advisory team as well. His remit includes the elaboration of governance assessments and improvement plans, the ad-hoc research of market expectations on governance developments, the performance of benchmarking analysis, the preparation of key messages in governance and sustainability roadshows before proxy advisers and institutional investors, and the preparation of shareholders’ meetings in terms of corporate governance best practices. Prior to joining to Morrow Sodali, Eduardo worked for ISS Governance, the global proxy advisor, for more than three years. At ISS, he signed research reports analysis with voting recommendations during two proxy seasons for the Spanish and Portuguese markets, and remained as main QualityScore data analyst for Southern Europe.