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Michael Woodford - Former CEO, Olympus

Hardtalk speaks to the British businessman Michael Woodford, who rose to become chief-executive of one of the most iconic Japanese companies: the camera and medical equipment maker, Olympus. He then exposed fraud at the heart of its leadership and was sacked after thirty years of service. Three bosses of the Tokyo-based company subsequently admitted he was right and it emerged they had hidden one point-seven billion dollars in investment losses dating back to the nineteen nineties. What does his case tell us about business culture, corporate scandals and whistleblowing today?

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30 minutes

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Wed 28 Nov 2012 00:30