The global association of investment management professionals has announced the appointment of a new chairman and vice-chair of its board of governors.
Daniel Gamba, CFA, will step into the role of board chair, while Maria Wilton, CFA, will take on the role of vice chair. Mr Gamba succeeded Diane Nordin, CFA, who continues on the board.
“I’m honoured to be continuing my long-term relationship with CFA Institute as chair of the board of governors,” Mr Gamba said.
“Working with my board colleagues, our CEO, our society leaders, and our members, I’m committed to supporting the leadership of CFA Institute to continue its mission to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence. I’m also humbled to assume this new role as the first board chair of Latin American descent.”
Mr Gamba is a managing director and co-head of fundamental equities at BlackRock, and a member of its global operating and human capital committees. He leads BlackRock’s fundamental equities business across US, Europe, global, emerging markets, hedge funds, thematic and sectors, and sustainability active equity strategies.
Ms Wilton has a 30-year career in investment management, and currently serves as a director at Victorian Funds Management Corporation, WorkSafe, Infrastructure Victoria, and the Australia Post Superannuation Scheme. She has also held the role of managing director and chairman of Franklin Templeton Australia, associate director portfolio manager for BT, and economists and portfolio manager for J.P. Morgan Investment Management in Melbourne.
“I am looking forward to working with Daniel, Maria, and our entire all-volunteer board as together we seek to navigate these unsettled times,” said CFA Institute president and CEO Margaret Franklin.
“I am proud of our board’s commitment to racial, gender, and geographic diversity, and I know I can depend on their collective expertise.”