Ivey Publishing
Gulf Bank: Re-Building a Bank
Product Number:
9B11N008
Publication Date:
10/31/2011
Revised Date:
10/15/2012 (Format Change)
Length:
22 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
In December 2009, about a year after it suffered a crisis when clients walked away from massive derivative losses, Gulf Bank’s new CEO is trying to change the governance and operation of Gulf Bank. This case focuses on a turnaround situation and provides students with insight into evolving corporate governance standards in Kuwait. After assessing the situation that the CEO faces, students have to decide what change he should pursue and how he should carry it out. From a broad industry governance perspective, students can examine the state of banking regulation and oversight in Kuwait and suggest ways that corporate governance can be strengthened.
Learning Objective:
There are several topics that can be discussed with this case:
  • What structures/mechanisms could have prevented the crisis at Gulf Bank?
  • What was the impact of the government bailout at Gulf Bank?
  • What can be done to lower the risk of bank crises in the future?
Issues:
Disciplines:
Finance,  International
Industries:
Finance and Insurance
Setting:
Kuwait, Large, 2011
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$4.25 CAD / $4.25 USD Printed Copy
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Permissions
$3.75 CAD / $3.75 USD Digital Download
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