Renata Schmitt is Head of Latin America Research with overall responsibility for ISS’ coverage of publicly traded companies across the region, including in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. In this role, Renata is responsible for engagement with corporations subject to ISS’ recommendations, institutional investors, and other governance stakeholders on topics ranging from the rights of shareholders to proxy contests to executive compensation and board oversight. A member of ISS’ Global Policy Board, Renata also serves as the chair of its Emerging Markets Policy Subcommittee, which oversees the development of ISS policies for emerging markets across the globe. She is also a member of the ISS Policy Steering Committee.
Renata started her career as a journalist at Rio de Janeiro-based daily O Dia, later transitioning to corporate communications and public relations with stints at InPress Porter Novelli, a member of the Omnicom Group, and at TV Globo, Latin America’s largest commercial TV network.
Renata holds an Executive MBA from the Brazilian Institute of Market Capitals (IBMEC- RJ) and a MA in International Communications from the School of International Service of American University.