Former CII Executive Director Wins Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance

Earlier this week at the International Corporate Governance Network’s (ICGN) conference in San Francisco, former CII Executive Director Ann Yerger received the ICGN Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in recognition of her work in galvanizing investor collaborative initiatives resulting in significant advances in American corporate governance over 25 years. In receiving the award, Yerger, who is now ‎executive director with the Center for Board Matters at EY, said she was honored to be recognized by an organization that performs important work enhancing investor rights and protections around the globe.

"While at CII, Ann led collaborative investor and corporate working groups, member coalitions and regulatory initiatives which provided the foundations for the significant advances in investor engagement over the last decade,” said Peter Butler, chair of the ICGN Awards committee. “She involved both U.S. and non-US investors in these initiatives. She has had a tremendous impact on corporate governance practices," he added.

Richard Koppes was awarded the ICGN Lifetime Achiever Award for being instrumental in promoting shareholder rights in the United States while driving change in investee companies first as deputy executive officer and general counsel of CalPERS and later as a corporate lawyer and director. ICGN award candidates are nominated by ICGN members who send recommendations to the awards committee for consideration.

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