Alissa Amico
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Alissa Amico is the Managing Director of GOVERN, an Economic and Corporate Governance Center which works alongside public and corporate leaders in advancing research, policies and best governance practices in emerging markets. A unique research and advisory entity, GOVERN provides expertise and technical assistance on economic and corporate governance to policymakers and support to leading private and sovereign entities in emerging markets, deploying internationally recognised practitioners and academics.

Before founding GOVERN, Alissa was responsible for overseeing the OECD’s work on financial markets and corporate governance in emerging markets, notably in the Middle East and North Africa. Alissa joined the OECD in 2005 to establish a regional programme on private sector development in the region with the relevant Ministers. As part of this work, she has launched a regional project on financial markets and corporate governance with heads of stock exchanges, securities regulators and central banks and other decision-makers.

Over the past 15 years, Alissa has provided technical expertise to a number of governments in the Middle East, Africa and Europe in the design of regulatory initiatives and institution building, including in particular to stock exchanges, securities regulators, central banks, ministries of finance and economy as well as other regulators. She has also had the privilege to accompany executives and boards of leading private and state-owned companies on a range of governance reforms and strategic restructuring initiatives.

Alissa is a prolific author, having published books, articles and opinion pieces in leading international and specialized media including the Project Syndicate, the Washington Post and many others. She is a regular contributor to key international conferences and debates including the International Forum of the Americas, Euromoney conferences, and academic debates by leading universities (Oxford, Harvard, Sciences-Po and others). As a recognition of her contribution to international media and press, she was invited to give a TED talk on the importance of governance in London in 2018.

Alissa holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from York University (Canada) and a Masters degree in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). She has attended specialized training at internationally recognized universities such as Yale. She is a member of the French Institute of Directors’ International Commission and an advisor to a number of NGOs and think tanks specializing on governance and business integrity. Alissa was named one of the Top 100 Leaders in Europe and the Middle East by the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence in 2011 and was recognised by Columbia Law School as the Rising Star of Corporate Governance in 2014. She is trilingual in English, French, and Russian and has notions of Arabic and Italian.

Fr    French
En    English
It    Italian
Ar    Arabic
Ru    Russian
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