Crisis at the Top

The Adverse Effect of CEO Divorce on Firm Performance

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11 Apr 2024


About the webinar

Join EGN Global live webinar on April 11 at 3-4 PM CET and meet Ingo Kleindienst

In this webinar, we will dive into the intriguing intersection of CEOs’ personal and professional lives, focusing on how major private life events—such as divorce—impact firm financial performance.

Balance between personal and professional lives

Join us for a revealing discussion with Professor Ingo Kleindienst, who will share insights from his research on the effects of CEO divorce on firm operating performance. This webinar will explore the delicate balance between personal and professional lives of top executives and how significant personal events can spill over into their professional responsibilities, affecting overall corporate health and performance. This unique perspective offers a nuanced understanding of the human element in corporate leadership, providing invaluable insights for practitioners and business leaders.

In this webinar we will discover:

Why CEOs’ Private Life Events Matter: Why are personal milestones and challenges in a CEO’s life, such as divorce, crucial to their leadership and decision-making capabilities?

What the Consequences of Significant Private Life Events Are: What are the ripple effects of events like divorce on firm behavior and performance, and how do they manifest in real-world scenarios?

How to Mitigate the Impact on the Firm: How can corporations ‘soften’ or manage the consequences of private life events affecting their top executives. What strategies or approaches can be implemented to maintain stability and performance during these times?

Times adjusted for time zones:

Central European Time (CET): 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Helsinki Time (EET): 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bangkok Time (ICT): 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Hong Kong Time (HKT): 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

We point out that only EGN members subsequently have access to the webinar materials: recording and associated hand-outs.

About Ingo Kleindienst ​

Professor Ingo Kleindienst is a distinguished academic in the field of Strategic Management and International Business at the Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University in Denmark. His expertise lies in the realms of strategy and international business, focusing on aspects such as growth strategies, portfolio changes, and corporate performance, alongside a keen interest in corporate governance and strategy processes. Particularly noteworthy is his research on top executives, CEO succession, and the influence of managerial psychology on corporate decisions.

Kleindienst’s contributions to the field are recognized through his publications in leading international journals and numerous awards, marking him as a prominent figure in his areas of study. Prior to his tenure in academia, he amassed valuable real-world experience as a management consultant for various large German corporations, dealing with strategic planning, corporate reporting, and customer profitability analysis.
In his current role, Kleindienst serves as the academic director of the MSc International Business program and imparts knowledge in strategy, international business, and change management within MBA and Master of Science programs. His expertise is not confined to the classroom; he is also a sought-after speaker and consultant, addressing issues within his areas of specialization. His involvement in both academic and practical aspects of strategic management positions him as an influential voice in the field, offering a rich blend of theoretical insights and practical applications.

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