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Fassil Michael

Fassil Michael

Head of Custom Research

Fassil Michael is ISS’ Global Head of Custom Research. With more than 20 years of corporate governance and ESG experience, Fassil is responsible for managing the Custom Research and Social Advisory Services teams. In his current role, he oversees the implementation of over 400+ proxy-voting policies for institutional clients worldwide.

In addition, he provides corporate governance policy consulting and guideline development services to the institutional investor community. Prior to assuming his current role, he was manager of U.S. Custom Research where he oversaw the implementation of client-specific policies as well as the coverage of several global markets for ISS’ benchmark research.

Fassil Michael is a graduate of Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT where he earned a B.A. in International Politics and Economics (IP&E), with a focus on economics.

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