Posts tagged Reginald Perryman
The Rise of Female Board Members: The Status Quo

Despite the increased number of women on corporate boards, it appears companies are not making the necessary changes to cultivate more female leadership. While the make-up of the Fortune-500 companies are becoming more diverse, many questions remain as to whether the composition of boards will have any impact on corporate culture. Over the last decade, the rise in female board membership has been substantial. As of 2023, it is estimated women will fill fifty percent of Fortune 500 board appointments.  (Cassida Hogg, Heidrick & Struggles).  Forty percent of the 462 board seats filled last year went to women, and currently, women account for 22.5 percent of all board members in Fortune 500 companies. Id.  Many have praised companies’ more female centric direction, but significant skepticism remains as the changes don’t directly address companies’ culture.

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Deutsche Bank’s Last Hope

Deutsche Bank’s merger with Commerzbank could make Deutsche Bank the fourth largest bank in Europe with the potential to make Germany instrumental in the international market.  With Deutsche Bank (“Deutsche”) getting support from key German government officials to proceed with negotiations to merge with Commerzbank, it seems likely a merger between the two will succeed. Although a merger between the banks is probable, the banks face a great amount of opposition, and logistical issues, which may hinder the merger and any future success Deutsche could enjoy. The acquisition serves as a strategy to improve Deutsche’s competitiveness by giving Deutsche the necessary size and resources to compete in the global market.

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