Manuel Baptista named Head of ISS’ Global Proxy Distribution business
London, U.K. (August 7, 2018) – Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, today announced the appointment of Manuel Baptista as Head of ISS’ Global Proxy Distribution business.
In his new role, Baptista will lead overall strategy and assume responsibility globally for ISS’ Global Proxy Distribution business. Reporting to ISS’ Head of Proxy business Lorraine Kelly, Baptista will work closely with other ISS business heads to continue developing client-focused solutions and innovations.
“With over 30 years of history and industry leadership, ISS is the most experienced and innovative governance provider in the market,” said Kelly. “ISS is committed to investing in solutions and services throughout the value chain, for custodians and intermediaries, as well as for their institutional clients.”
Baptista, who originally joined ISS in 2006, has been responsible for the expansion of ISS’ sales and client service to custodians and intermediaries in EMEA. He has also been instrumental in providing strategic and operational input to aid in the development of ISS solutions and services for global custodians and intermediaries. Baptista brings a deep understanding of both the governance and asset servicing industry to his role.
Prior to joining ISS, Baptista held positions in Operations, Communications, and Sub-custodian Network Management at Euroclear and at the Bank of New York. His professional experience outside the securities services business includes project management and consulting to the European Commission in the area of e-government. Manuel holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, and an Executive Masters in Management from Solvay Business School.
“I look forward to continuing to provide our global custodian and intermediary clients with innovative solutions, as they seek to differentiate their offering by delivering a competitive suite of value-added services in light of increasingly complex regulation,” said Baptista.