Paul DeNicola is a Principal at PwC's Governance Insights Center where he works to extend the firm's thought leadership in the area of corporate governance. A frequent speaker at forums for directors and governance professionals, Paul also advises boards and executive teams on emerging governance issues. He has twice been named to Directorship Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in U.S. corporate governance. Paul was also honored as a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance. Paul is an Associate Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business where he teaches courses in corporate governance and professional responsibility. Paul also serves on the board of The Society for Corporate Governance and on the Markets Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors. Prior to joining PwC, Paul was Director of The Conference Board Governance Center, where he oversaw educational and research initiatives in corporate governance, enterprise risk management and business ethics. Paul earned his BA and MA degrees in interdisciplinary studies from New York University and completed a PhD in philosophy and communications at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland.