CII Names Ken Bertsch as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), a nonprofit association comprised of institutional investors that is heavily involved in the sphere of corporate governance and shareowner rights, appointed Ken Bertsch as executive director of the organization. He will start on March 15, 2016. Bertsch replaces Ann Yerger who exited in July 2015. Bertsch is currently a partner at San Francisco-based CamberView Partners, LLC.

Previously, Bertsch was president and CEO of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. He also served as head of corporate governance/proxy voting at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and as a managing director for corporate governance analysis at Moody’s Investors Service. Before those positions, he was director of the governance engagement program at TIAA-CREF. Early in his career, he served for 14 years in various capacities at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (a predecessor company of ISS), including as Director of IRRC’s Corporate Governance Service and Director of its Social Issues Service.

Korn Ferry led the executive recruiting effort.

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