Wasima Khan

Wasima Khan

Wasima Khan is a PhD candidate in Corporate Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her doctoral research focuses on legal directors’ duties enabling directors to take a wide range of corporate stakeholders’ interests into account in their business strategies and decision-making procedures. Next to her research, Wasima’s passion for writing on the broad theme of management and society issues has been rewarded with essay prizes resulting from her participation in essay competitions organized by several organizations, such as the Global Peter Drucker Forum and the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. Her knowledge of languages – Dutch, English, Urdu, German, French, Spanish and Arabic, and learning more along the way – and dedication to the free dissemination of knowledge come together in her volunteer work as translator for the Khan Academy. Always curious to learn and ready for new adventures, she loves reading, creating ideas and travelling all over the world.

Recent Posts

Wounded City: Mogadishu’s Epic Journey to Revival

Mogadishu, Somalia’s broken capital is ready to experience a rebirth. Its tale is of a city with a troubled but rich history, full of ruins and opportunities. At the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, its mayor Mohamed Ahmed Nur reflected on his courageous mission to rebuild the war-torn city. In Mogadishu and throughout the rest of Somalia, clashes between clans and the central government caused the fall of the Somali state in 1991, leading to a raging civil war—one not yet fully over.

“Exposure” – Former CEO Michael Woodford’s Naked Truth on Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing has become a major news item again since Edward Snowden recently decided to expose secretive materials of the National Security Agency. What about whistleblowing in the corporate world? During the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, Michael Woodford (former CEO of the Olympus Corporation) shared his insights and experiences in whistleblowing in the Olympus scandal. His story provides us with valuable lessons regarding corporate governance and human nature, but an elementary question remains: where do we go from here? ST GALLEN, Switzerland – Whistleblowing: an act of courage or betrayal?

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit, and Plastics

“Don’t say no to plastic. Say no to plastic which is non-degradable.” Speaking at a TEDx conference in his home country of Indonesia last year, Sugianto Tandio – President Director of PT Tirta Marta – shared what he is calling his “redemption story.” Formerly in the conventional plastics business, he explained his current passion for solving the global plastic waste problem as both an activist and a social entrepreneur. The 3P’s of people, planet, profit – also known as the Triple Bottom Line – is the holy grail for business sustainability practitioners. Can plastics, Mr. Tandio’s redemption story, fit in? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jON7MvJ1xOk&w=640

According to a report commissioned by PlasticsEurope, and authored by British futurologist Ray Hammond, plastics will continue to play an important role in meeting many of the world’s crucial future challenges.