The Benefits and Costs of Shareholder Activism
17.30 Tuesday, 27 May 2014
London Business School

A presentation of the academic research paper "The Returns to Hedge Fund Activism: An International Study" followed by a panel discussion and a reception, organised by the LBS Centre for Corporate Governance and the ECGI held at the London Business School.
Attendance by invitation only.


Conor Kehoe
McKinsey & Company

Conor Kehoe is a Director at McKinsey & Company’s London Office. He founded McKinsey’s Private Equity Practice (PE) in Europe and leads the Firm’s global development in this sector, in Governance and co leads developments in Corporate Strategy. He is a member of the Executive Committee of McKinsey Solutions, an internal Venture Capital activity that develops business intelligence solutions typically based on software, analytics and proprietary data. He is a member of the Global Risk Committee at McKinsey and, originally a software engineer, he has also led McKinsey’s Tech and Telecom Practice in Europe. Based in London, he previously lived for many years in Paris and spends much time in North America where he and his American wife have a home.

Conor teaches strategy for non executives at the Temasek backed Singapore Stewardship and Corporate Governance Centre and contributed to the latest revision of the UK Board Code. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He serves technology, PE and large institutional investor clients.

Previously, Conor was a member of the Executive Committee of Granada Group, an FT100 UK Media and Leisure Company, where he was Chairman of one of its four divisions and an Exco member. With others, he founded a charity, based in Kampala, that provides IT to schools in the least developed countries.

Conor holds a first class honours degree in electronic engineering from Trinity College Dublin, where he was a Foundation Scholar, and an MBA (with distinction) from INSEAD.