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Mervyn King
Chairman, King Committee
BA. LLB (Cum Laude) H Dip Tax, Ph.D (h.c.) in Law

Topic: Shifts in the corporate world and concepts of King IV

Mervyn King is a Senior Counsel and former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.  He is Professor Extraordinaire at the University of South Africa on Corporate Citizenship, Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria and Visiting Professor at Rhodes University. He has an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand, is Chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa, which produced King I, II and III, and First Vice President of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa

He is Chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in London, Chairman Emeritus of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in Amsterdam, a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the World Bank in Washington and Chairman of the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance in Mumbai. He chaired the United Nations Committee on Governance and Oversight, was President of the Advertising Standards Authority for 15 years and the South African representative on the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration in Paris for 9 years.

He has been a chairman, director and chief executive of several companies listed on the London, Luxembourg and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.

He has consulted, advised and spoken on legal, business, advertising, sustainability and corporate governance issues in 53 countries and has received many awards internationally.  He is the author of three books on governance, sustainability and corporate reporting and sits as an arbitrator and mediator locally and internationally.