W. Graeme Roustan is a Featured or Guest Speaker at conferences and Universities in the U.S. and Canada where he talks on corporate governance, shareholder activism and his business experiences including taking a company public as its Chairman. Select engagements are highlighted here. If you would like Mr. Roustan to be a Speaker at your event, contact us here.
Keynote Interview Toronto - November 2, 2017
Interview with Catherine Murray from Business News Network on efforts to get AEterna Zentaris to make changes to its Board to apply best practices in Governance and to put the company up for sale.View Website
Featured Speaker London - January 11, 2017
"Earlier today (Jan 11, 2017), W. Graeme Roustan visited the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in London Ontario to speak to HBA students about the challenges of entrepreneurship and the knowledge, hustle, and grit necessary to “Challenge the Status Quo”.
Graeme encouraged these students to believe in themselves and to take a “why not me?” approach to making a difference not only in business, but in the world, having the courage to meet market demands and also to solve the big problems the world faces now and in the future. Professor Scott Hill described the class as “completely engaged” and the students thanked Graeme with two separate and lengthy applauses upon the completion of his remarks."
– Professor Scott Hill, Western University - Ivey School of Management, London, Ontario
Guest Speaker New York City - December 1, 2016
Each year, The Deal and its senior editors host an exclusive, by-invitation-only gathering of the most influential members of the deal community for a series of discussions forecasting the outlook for dealmaking in the coming year. The live stream of these discussions will be open to the public for free. Follow @TheDealNewsroom for updates on the event and use hashtag #dealeconomy to join the conversation.View Website Watch 1-on-1 Interview Watch Panel Discussion
Featured Speaker Toronto - November 14, 2016
As shareholder activist campaigns are maturing and becoming more sophisticated, Canadian corporations and boards have realized the importance of taking a more proactive approach and adopting a range of structural changes within the company. Institutional Investors, traditional long-only investors, company executives and boards are all working closer with activists, and company directors are realizing that they don't work for management, but rather oversee management.Watch Video Visit activistinvesting.com
Guest Speaker Washington D.C. - September 18, 2016
Small-cap companies—and their boards—face unique challenges that require unique tools and insights. Led by subject-matter experts and seasoned directors from both micro- and larger small-cap companies, this session will discuss board priorities and best practices tailored specifically to small-cap companies. This forum will help navigate through different stages of growth, industry, product life cycles, the board's outlook, composition, and the changing priorities of small-cap companies.View Agenda Visit nacdonline.org