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Richard Powers

National Academic Director, Rotman School of Management

After receiving his MBA and LLB from Queen’s University, Richard Powers worked as a corporate lawyer for Smith, Lyons, Torrance, Stevenson and Mayer (now Gowlings). He later served as Corporate Counsel for Honda Canada Inc., before joining The University of Toronto in 1992.

After teaching and serving in several administrative roles at the University of Toronto Scarborough, he joined the Rotman School of Management in 2005. A recipient of numerous teaching awards, Rick’s areas of expertise include corporate governance, ethics, business and corporate law and sports marketing. A recognized expert in both corporate and Not-For-Profit governance, heis the National Academic Director of The Directors Education Program and the Not-For-Profit Governance Essentials Program (in partnership with the Institute of Corporate Directors – ICD).
Ex-Yahoo CEO Isn't the Only Yahoo in the

Ex-Yahoo CEO Isn't the Only Yahoo in the Business

Despite a candidate's high profile and past accomplishments, due process still includes background checks in terms of resumes. It's the board's responsibility, not that of human resources, to make sure candidates are who they say they are. Transparency is key, and as we've seen in the case of Yahoo, those who do not abide by the rules do so at their own peril.
05/18/2012 08:26 EDT