Zach Oleksiuk, CFA, is Head of the Americas for BlackRock Investment Stewardship. Mr. Oleksiuk has over 14 years’ experience in corporate governance, including with BlackRock in various roles since 2006. Mr. Oleksiuk is an active thought leader in the corporate governance community and is a frequent speaker to audiences of corporate directors and executives, investors, regulators, students, and other market participants.
At BlackRock, Mr. Oleksiuk leads a team responsible for the evaluation of governance at portfolio companies, including assessment of environmental and social factors. The team bridges BlackRock’s various portfolio management groups, and the work of the team helps BlackRock fulfill its fiduciary duty to protect and enhance the long-term economic value of assets invested on clients’ behalf. These stewardship efforts include engaging with companies to build mutual understanding regarding governance expectations, performance and risk mitigation; developing corporate governance and proxy voting policies; and voting proxies using Blackrock’s internally developed policies. The team also supports, as appropriate, the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the investment process.
Mr. Oleksiuk is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), where he has chaired the Corporate Governance Committee. He serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (2015-2017) and the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Advisory Council.
Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Oleksiuk spent five years with Institutional Shareholder Services, where he held various roles. Mr. Oleksiuk earned an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a BA from the Pennsylvania State University.
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