Driving good corporate governance

Our team has an passion for driving sustainable governance practices through data science, analytics and technology.

Our way of working is entrepreneurial to the core, building on a culture of independent thinkers and promoting a positive work environment and responsible practices.

CGLytics operates globally, with offices in London, New York, Arlington, Munich, Sydney and headquartered in Amsterdam

Management

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Aniel Mahabier, CEO

Aniel is the founder of AMA Partners. He is a highly experienced commercial HR and business executive. He has in-depth experience in the Financial Services sector (Retail banking, Whole sale and Investment Management), where he built an extensive track record in Remuneration practices, M&A strategy & implementation, International Human Resources, Corporate development, Greenfield business development and General management. Previously he worked with ING group as Group Head of Reward where he managed their group reward agenda and priorities, executive pay, relationship with the regulator and government and divestment activities. Prior to ING Aniel worked with Barclays, Hermes Fund Managers, Fortis, BNP and ABN AMRO where he held both Business and HR senior management roles. He has worked and lived in Boston, New York, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Cardiff and performed short term assignments in Tokyo and Shanghai.

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Nathan Birtle, Chief Sales Officer

Nathan Birtle has over 25 years’ experience launching and growing technology businesses serving customers in a variety of industries globally. His career started at IBM where he held sales and marketing leadership roles in their finance and software businesses. He has since grown international business for several technology companies including Arbortext (acquired by PTC), Zoomix (acquired by Microsoft), Sparta Systems and Diligent. Nathan currently serves as Chief Sales Officer for CGLytics. He holds an Honours Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Development Team

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Yelena Jetpyspayeva
Product Manager

Yelena is a product manager with hands-on experience building and shipping B2B, B2C, e-commerce, educational, open source and technology products globally. She is passionate about product management practices, and always looking for an effective collaboration between product, tech, marketing and other teams. She holds her Bachelor in PR, Communications and International Journalism from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, and Master in Product Management and Marketing from ICG Hochschule Bremen. Before relocating to the Netherlands, she studied, worked and lived in Kazakhstan, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Russia.

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Simon Plantinga
Senior Developer

Simon has a PhD in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He has extensive knowledge of Python, PHP/MySQL, C/C++ and Java. Previous jobs included researcher and teacher for computer science and artificial intelligence at the University of Groningen. He has also gained work experience in IT as a freelance developer. At CGLytics, Simon is part of our development team, and is improving our platform by creating new features.

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Marek Skiba
Senior Developer

Marek has a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Informatics, obtained at the University of Gdańsk. He is skilled in HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Bash and Python. He has several years of experience as a Linux/Network administrator and PHP developer.

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Otteran Ludachris
Junior Developer

Otteran completed his Bachelors degree in Mathematical Engineering / Information Technology at the Inholland Hogeschool, Amsterdam. He also holds a Bachelor in Psychology, obtained at the University of Ghana. He has programming skills in C, Java/JavaFX/Android, Angular, Html/CSS and PHP. He has experience as a mobile app and front-end developer.

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Ram Maheshwari
QA Analyst

Ram has 7+ years of experience in Quality Assurance and Engineering, Operations and Business Analysis. He has been associated with major banking institutions across the globe and worked in multiple geographies. He has been part of various transformation initiatives like QA2QE, DevOPS, Scrum adoption and Simplification. Ram completed his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering at Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya.

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Carlos Tur
Developer

Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering by the University of Cadiz, including one year exchange program at Wroclaw University of Technology. He focuses on backend development but he also has experience with front-end/UX. He is skilled in  HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Laravel, WordPress, jQuery and Photoshop.

Sales and Marketing Team

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Leonie May
Product Marketing Manager

Leonie is a product marketing specialist for software-based solutions. She combines product and industry knowledge to develop go-to-market strategies, ensures business growth areas are identified and pursued, and that products are developed in-line with customer requirements. She completed her Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Federation University Australia.

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Matthew Toner
Business Development Executive

Matthew completed a bachelors degree in English at the University of Southampton, England. Since he left university he has worked in sales, first for a London insurance firm, before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he successfully managed a team of sales representatives in the B2C retail sector.

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Andrew Newbery
Regional Sales Director

Andrew has been involved in technology for over a decade since completing his Honours Degree in Real Estate Management at Oxford Brookes University. He has been successful in growing revenues and market presence throughout this time, starting with Clarify, followed by Mobile IT specialist Mobliciti and most recently Brainloop. He played a key role in growing the Brainloop governance and data protection business in The UK and Ireland. At Brainloop, Andrew was able to see first hand how important good governance and decision making is to organisations and their stakeholders, this was a key reason for the decision to join CGLytics as it allows him to serve an industry that he feels strongly about

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Olivia Maengkom
Regional Sales Director

Olivia has been successfully driving business performance in a commercial environment for almost 2 decades and the last 5+ years within SaaS and Global Enterprise Sales in EMEA, with the C-Levels/ Executives as her conversation partners. Due to her background and her career ambition, she is sure that CGLytics is the right step forward for her career.

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Jacob Neuhard
Regional Sales Director

Before moving to New York City, Jacob attended New Mexico State University where he received a degree in both Political Science and Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduation, he started his career with a recruitment firm that specializes in Salesforce recruitment. Working very closely with software developers/IT professionals and the companies they associated with, he quickly realized that he wanted to carve out his career in the software space. He had his heart set on selling software, so he took the skills developed in recruitment sales to transition to a Sales Development role with a software company, where he spent the past year and a half.

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Michael Judge
Regional Sales Director

Michael Judge has 18 years’ experience within the financial industry. His career started at Merrill Lynch where he was a developer on the International Order Routing System (IORS). He transitioned to a front-office roll as an international program/basket trader for firms such as Natixis Bleichroeder, BNY Convergex and Diawa Capital Markets. Prior to joining CGLytics, Michael was a member of the Trading Solutions Sales Team at FactSet Research Systems where he consulted Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Pensions Funds on the firms Order and Execution Management Systems (O/EMS). Michael graduated from Iona College with a degree in Computer Science.

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Francisco Lopez
Regional Sales Director

Francisco Lopez is a senior sales professional with two decades of successful experience in delivering growth to organizations and building long-lasting, profitable and sustainable relationships with clients and stakeholders worldwide. Francisco has developed his career in the market intelligence, information services and technologies industries, having fulfilled senior business development positions at blue-chip organizations such as Nielsen and GfK. Prior to joining CGLytics, Francisco was the global head of the Industrials sector at a global supplier of SaaS solutions for third-party risk & performance management. Francisco holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Quantitative Analysts

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Oscar Lettinga
Senior Quantitative Analyst

Oscar has a degree in mathematics and is within CGLytics responsible for quantitative analytics and modeling. He develops and performs quantitative pay for performance risk measurement models to forecast future value of pay trends.

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Danai Kekatou
Data Science Analyst

Danai has completed her Master of Science in Finance; Duisenberg Honours Programme in Quantitative Risk Management at the VU University in Amsterdam. She obtained her Bachelor in Economics at the University of Athens. Her educational background is focused on Quantitative Analysis and Data Analytics.

Research Team: EMEA - Amsterdam Office

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Jonathan Nelson
Head of Research

Jonathan Nelson joins CGLytics as Head of Research following over ten years’ experience in the field of Corporate Governance. Beginning his career at ISS, Jonathan has worked with institutional investors on both sides of the Atlantic to help them shape their own personalized custom voting policies. In the same role, he also served in a consulting capacity to keep institutional investors up to date on developments in the ever-changing governance space. After leaving ISS, Jonathan joined Sustainalytics as a manager in their newly inaugurated Corporate Governance team. After serving as both a research and product manager for Sustainalytics’ corporate governance product, Jonathan joins CGLytics to oversee the research teams and content for the company’s innovative corporate governance solutions.

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Iris Gushi
Research Operations Lead

Iris completed her Bachelor of Economics and Regional Development at the Panteion University of Athens. Furthermore, she obtained a degree in Masters of Finance at the VU University in Amsterdam. She gained work experience as a private tutor in English, Mathematics and Economics.

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Edna Twumwaa Frimpong
Lead EU Research Analyst

Edna holds a degree in LLM Finance and Law Programme from the Duisenberg School of Finance. In addition she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Administration in Accra, Ghana. She gained work experience during her internships as a research analyst at Sustainalytics and as a finance and business development intern at Carnomise SAS.

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Jean-Baptiste Bobin
European Research Analyst

Jean-Baptiste Bobin recently worked as a research associate in corporate governance in Limerick, Ireland. He completed a Master’s degree in Competitive Intelligence at the University of Bordeaux, France, a Masters degree in Political Science and Public Law and a Bachelors degree in Foreign Languages (English and Spanish), with 1 year in the ERASMUS program at the University of Leeds, UK. As part of a dual education, he was also working during the year for the Ministry of Defense, fulfilling strategic intelligence, foresight and analysis missions for DGA Intelligence technique et économique.

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Camar Cousins
European Research Analyst

Camar obtained his Masters Degree at the University of Groningen in International Financial Management and his Bachelors degree in Business Administration at the University of Curacao. Most recently he gained experience as an account manager at Banco di Caribe in Curacao and was a guest lecturer at the University of Curacao School of Business.

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Amine Chehab
European Research Analyst

Amine completed his Master’s degree in International Financial Analysis at INSEEC Bordeaux, France. As part of his studies, he also attended the University of California, Riverside as an exchange student. Previously, he gained experience in the field of finance as a Finance Business Analyst and Financial consultant. Most recently he worked as a Credit Manager Assistant.

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Valerio Moneta
European Research Analyst

Valerio holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from Roma Tre University and completed a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages (Dutch and German) at Sapienza University. As a part of his studies, he spent a semester abroad at the Leiden University. Before joining CGLytics, Valerio worked as a research associate for corporate governance in Ireland and gained work experience through an internship as a junior analyst for European affairs.

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Benjamin Konjanan
Senior Database Specialist

Ben’s responsibility is to make sure the high quality of our database is ensured. He processes movements and updates in our database and performs audits on board structures and board compositions. Ben has a background in the financial sector and had several positions in the banking world.

Research Team: Americas - Amsterdam Office

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Folorunsho Atteh
U.S. Research Analyst

Folorunsho completed his Barrister at Law at the Nigerian Law School and his LLM Finance and Law at the Duisenberg School of Finance. He gained work experience at various law firms and as a corporate governance researcher at Sustainalytics.

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Thao Nguyen
U.S. Research Analyst

Thao completed her Bachelor of Science in International Business Management at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and spent a semester abroad at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. She gained work experience as a Research Analyst in previous internships.

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Jaco Fourie
U.S. Research Analyst

Jaco holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Reading. He has gained experience as a research analyst from his enrollment at the Henley Business School and the International Capital Market Association Centre.

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Anneline van Schie
U.S. Research Analyst

Anneline completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Financial Management and Control at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. As part of her minor, she studied criminology and human rights at Swansea University in Wales.

Research Team: Americas - Washington Office

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Rollin Buffington
U.S. Research Analyst

Rollin completed his Bachelors degree at James Madison University in Finance, and later History and Business. His previous experience includes working as a wealth management intern and as a senior analyst in a student-led project in the consumer staples industry.

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Malak Kebaish
U.S. Research Analyst

Malak graduated from Christopher Newport University with Bachelors in Finance and Economics. She had completed internships in both the insurance and banking industry.

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Blake Bishop
U.S. Research Analyst

Blake graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Finance. He has previous experience in the mortgage and finance industry.

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Robert Pattillo
U.S. Research Analyst

Robert graduated from the George Washington University with a Bachelors in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution and a minor in Computer Science and Geography. He gained experience from several previous internships with NGOs, non-profits, and the US Government.

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Leila Bridi
U.S. Research Analyst

Leila graduated from KU Leuven with a Master’s degree in Business Economics.

She gained work experience through an internship at ISS and by participating on different projects for a student consultancy program at KU Leuven.

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Erik Gandara
U.S. Research Analyst

Erik graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a Master’s degree in Economics.  He has worked in the banking and financial services industry and as a Research associate in executive compensation.

Research Team: APAC- Sydney Office

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Alex Co
APAC Research Analyst

Alex graduated from the S P Jain School of Global Management in Sydney with a degree in finance and entrepreneurship. She previously worked in the compliance division at a large financial institution and gained her experience as a research analyst.

With Over 1 Billion Data Points and Powerful Algorithms, CGLytics is Utilised by Leading Investors and Proxy Advisors.

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5,500+

Listed Companies

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125,000+

C-Level Profiles

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8 MIL+

Company Disclosures
and Filings

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800 Mil+

N-PX proxy voting
resolutions

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1.3 Mil+

Relationships Connections

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Key financial metrics from 2008 onwards for predictive analysis and companies top 25 ownership data

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More than ten years of historical compensation data and array of unique performance indicators

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Current and historical board composition, skills data and millions of business relations

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Curated governance news in real-time

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