Panelists discuss the value corporate governance brings to startups

Source: Universidad de San Andres

On May 30, different insights into startup governance were discussed at a University of San Andrés (UdeSA) panel discussion moderated by Cefeidas Managing Directors, Santiago Chaher and Juan Cruz Díaz.

With government, investor, founder, institutional and legal perspectives represented on the panel, discussions highlighted the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs in Argentina.

City of Buenos Aires Minister of Modernization, Innovation and Techology Andy Freire highlighted the importance of corporate governance as a tool to create value for small businesses.

Nestor Nocetti, co-founder of Globant provided an insight into the challenges associated with leading a startup to an IPO.

Santiago Gallichio, President of Institute of Corporate and Public Governance (IGEP) talked about the roles of management, shareholders and the Board while International Finance Corpoartion (IFC) representative, Gonzalo Arauz added the key role of the investor is to promote good corporate governance. Laura Huertas, the Legal Counsel at Mitrami, Caballero, Ojam and Ruiz spoke on the legal responsibilities of directors.

Co-Director of the Corporate Governance Program, Santiago Chaher said, “startups will be more competitive if young entrepreneurs value corporate governance early on”.

Santiago Chaher and Juan Cruz Diaz moderated the panel in their capacity as Co-Directors of Corporate Governance Program at UdeSA in collaboration with the Department of Corporate Law.

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