SEC Risk Fin Director Henry Hu to Keynote NACD Directorship 100 Dinner

November 8 gala will honor top corporate governance influencers and Directorship Hall of Fame inductees

Oct 01, 2010, 15:09 ET from The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced today that Henry T. C. Hu, inaugural director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation, will be the keynote speaker at the NACD Directorship 100 Forum on November 8, 2010 in New York City.  Mr. Hu oversees the SEC's first new division in nearly 40 years, which was established to provide sophisticated analysis that integrates economic, financial, and legal disciplines.  He will speak on the topic of "Governance and Financial Innovation" to an audience of Directorship 100 honorees and public company corporate directors and officers.

The Directorship 100 (D100) recognizes those who have been most influential in corporate boardrooms over the past year, encompassing board members as well as public policy leaders and corporate governance practitioners.  The D100 includes a Corporate Governance Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have had a lasting impact on corporate governance.  (For the complete list of honorees, please go to  For information on attending please go to

Mr. Hu is an expert in the areas of capital markets innovation and corporate governance and also holds the Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance at the University of Texas Law School.  He is a noted author and commentator and his recent "decoupling" research was discussed in a front-page story in The Wall Street Journal and was a focus of coverage in The Economist, The Financial Times and The New York Times.  Mr. Hu's earlier work about the factors that can cause market participants to make mistakes with complex derivatives was especially relevant during the recent recession.

All D100 honorees and Corporate Governance Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at the NACD Directorship Forum, which opens with a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Club.  This year's Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • H. Rodgin Cohen – senior chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Edward Kangas – non-executive chairman of Tenet Healthcare; director at United Technologies, Intuit, Hovnanian Enterprises and Eclipsys
  • A.G. Lafley – special partner, Clayton Dublier & Rice; director, General Electric; former chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble
  • Carol Loomis – senior editor-at-large, Fortune
  • Paul Volcker – Chairman, Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Federal Reserve Chairman

About NACD

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only membership organization delivering the information and insights that corporate board members need to confidently navigate complex business challenges and enhance shareowner value.  With more than 10,000 members, NACD advances exemplary board leadership.  NACD is focused on creating more effective and efficient boards through director-led education and peer forums to share ideas and leading practices based on more than 30 years of primary research.  Fostering collaboration among directors and governance stakeholders, NACD is shaping the future of board leadership.  To learn more about NACD, visit

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