Rockville, MD (July 31, 2015) – Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions to the global financial community, today announced the appointment of Shinbo Won as Head of Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) Research.
Effective August 3, Won will lead a geographically diverse team providing proxy research and recommendations for more than 5,000 company shareholder meetings annually in 14 Asia-Pacific markets outside Japan, including Hong Kong, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. He will also steward development of ISS’ benchmark voting policies for those markets, as well as thought-leadership efforts for the region.
“Our clients will benefit greatly from Shinbo’s deep knowledge and understanding of Asia’s corporate governance landscape,” said Georgina Marshall, ISS’ newly appointed Head of Global Research. “As someone familiar with the regional concerns of both global and local investors as well as their Asia-based portfolio companies, Shinbo brings both perspective and rigor to guide our analyses.”
Previously, Won headed ISS’ Korea research unit, overseeing the provision to global institutions of proxy research for more than 1,000 companies per year. He joined ISS in 2013, drawing on more than a decade’s experience in the field of governance as an investor relations specialist based in Seoul. Won received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Yonsei University.
Won replaces Jun Frank, who will take on a new role within the ISS family later this year.