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 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 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 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.
Florence is secretary general at EuropeanIssuers. She leads the Brussels team with strategic and operational know-how from her work at the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA), where she was responsible for the management of relations with the European Commission and other European organisations, as well as communication and the organisation of events. Previously, she worked in the Brussels office of Mapfre Re on liability portfolio management and treaty analysis. She holds a degree in law, an executive MBA and a post-graduate degree in law and economics as well as a certificate in risk management.
Kit Bingham is a partner in the Board Practice at Odgers Berndtson, and head of the Chair & Non-Executive Director Practice. Kit joined after a career in financial journalism and financial public relations. He was senior writer at Financial News, a Dow Jones publication, covering both corporates and the capital markets, with a particular focus on corporate governance reform. In 2007, he joined The Communication Group as a director of the Financial Practice, with a mix of professional services and financial services clients. He tutors an MBA in board effectiveness at Henley Management College, and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University, in 1991.
Phil Bloomer is the executive director of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. He has over 25 years' experience in social justice advocacy and campaigning. Phil joined the Resource Centre after 18 years at Oxfam, including eight as campaigns and policy director and 11 years in Latin America. The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre maintains a public track record of companies' statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act in its Modern Slavery Act Registry.
Stephen Bonner is a partner in the cyber risk services team at Deloitte, where he focuses on financial services. Before consulting he was group head of information risk management at Barclays. He was inducted into the InfoSec “Hall of Fame” in 2010 and was number 1 on the SC/ISC2 ‘Most Influential 2010’ list. He is currently training to relay swim the English Channel for charity.
Dr Richard Borghesi is an associate professor of finance at the University of South Florida, Sarasota. His research interests include corporate finance, corruption, market efficiency and prediction markets, and he has published in the Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Southern Economic Journal, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Finance Research Letters, Journal of Economics and Business, Journal of Economics and Finance, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics, and The Journal of Prediction Markets.
Theo Botha is a South African shareholder activist and a director of Proxy View, which provides proxy advisory services and ESG/executive compensation research reports on issuers listed on the JSE and A2X in South Africa. He has queried many companies in the area of sound corporate governance, ethics, executive compensation, environmental practices and Black Economic Empowerment. Theo served articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and went into property broking in 1994. He first became involved in issues of corporate governance in 2002, with his first investment in the Sage Group. Theo is passionate about asking executives of big business tough questions. He is seen as the leading shareholder activist in South Africa, constantly pressing corporates for more transparency and good corporate governance.