American Law Institute

Controlling shareholders and corporate governance
Better monitors or more self-dealing?

27th June 2006
Charlemagne Building, Brussels

European Corporate Governance Institute

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute
Charlie McCreevy
European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services

European Commission Website: http://europa.eu.int/comm/index_en.htm


Charlie McCreevy, born in 1949, worked as a chartered accountant before 1977 when he was first elected to Dáil Eireann (Irish Parliament) for the constituency where he was born - County Kildare, Ireland. He has resigned his seat to become a Member of the European Commission. Since 1992 he has held various cabinet posts in Fianna Fail-led governments including: Minister for Social Welfare, Minister for Tourism and Trade and latterly (1997) Minister for Finance.

Ministerial Offices

  • Minister for Finance (June 1997 to September 2004)
  • Minister for Tourism & Trade (1993-1994)
  • Minister for Social Welfare (February 1992 to January 1993)

European Union Roles

  • President of the ECOFIN Council (January to June 2004)
  • Member of ECOFIN (1997-2004)

Political Career

  • Party Front Bench Spokesman on Finance (1995-1997)
  • First elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) in 1977
  • Member Kildare County Council (1979-1985)
  • Member of various Oireachtas committees

Professional qualifications/experience

  • University College Dublin (B. Comm): Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
The ECGI is grateful for support for the 2006 Conference from
Telecom Italia
The European Commission
Goldman Sachs International