Michael Woodford: the ​Olympus CEO who blew the whistle on $1.7 billion fraud

Michael Woodford: the ​Olympus CEO who blew the whistle on $1.7 billion fraud speaks about corporate governance, strong culture and leading by example

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

We strongly recommend you read Michael Woodford‘s critically acclaimed book, “Exposure” (2012). We also enjoyed “$1.7 Billion Fraud: Full Exposure” which premièred on Monday – the 75 minute documentary on the Olympus scandal from the acclaimed Japanese director Hyoe Yamamoto. Our Asia Pacific MD Raleigh Addington recently caught up with Michael in an exclusive interview, which you can listen to here. All are superb introductions to Michael’s extraordinary story.

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“I’ve had the honour of hosting six Nobel Prize winners, three US presidents, two heads of state and an archbishop as well as many leading commentators from the fields of economics, finance, politics and civic society; Michael Woodford stands out as one of the most captivating and interesting speakers myself and our members have been lucky enough to hear from in our history.” CEO, Private Equity Firm

By far the best way of realising what it took for Michael to challenge the culture of fraud and cover up in the Olympus boardroom is to book him as a speaker. Michael talks about how to create and maintain a positive corporate culture, hardwire good governance into your organisation, socially responsible business and how all of us can move towards a more moral type of capitalism.

For more information on how to book Michael Woodford as a keynote speaker for your conference or client event, please get in touch with Leo von Bülow-Quirk at leo@chartwellspeakers.com or call on +44 (0) 20 7792 8000.


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