Steen Thomsen is Professor and founding chairman of the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School. He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant and commentator. His academic publications include 36 international journal articles and several books on corporate governance. His research is currently focused on industrial foundations – foundations that own business firms. Steen has served as a non-executive board member in several business companies and is currently a non-executive board member of "Boardmeter", an IT start up. He a founding board member of the International Corporate Governance Society, the Board Leadership Society of Denmark and academic director of the CBS board programs.