Mike Lubrano

Job Title Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance
Country USA
Current Employer Cartica Capital

Mr. Mike Lubrano is the Managing Director of Corporate Governance at Cartica Capital (www.carticacapital.com), an Emerging Markets fund manager with approximately US$2.5 billion in assets under management.  Cartica runs a concentrated, long-only portfolio of equity securities of publicly-traded companies, acquiring significant stakes and employing an “active ownership” approach.  Cartica engages with portfolio company management and boards in a constructive and cooperative manner and applies its combination of capital and Emerging Markets and corporate governance experience to influence the direction of portfolio companies in ways that foster better performance and higher market valuations. 

Prior to co-founding Cartica, Mr. Lubrano set up International Finance Corporation's corporate governance practice and served as Manager of IFC's corporate governance unit. He developed the IFC Corporate Governance Methodology, which is used to assess the quality of governance of potential IFC clients and to identity opportunities to add value by improving their boards, control environment, transparency and disclosure, and treatment of financial stakeholders. During his ten years at IFC, Mr. Lubrano designed governance turnaround programs for numerous companies in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He was Advisor to Chile's Ministry of Finance in drafting that country's corporate governance reforms, assisted the São Paulo Stock Exchange in designing the Novo Mercado and was the co-organizer of the Latin America Corporate Governance Roundtable from 2000 to 2007.

Mr. Lubrano serves on the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the U.S. Council of Institutional Investors and on the Advisory Board of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Prior to joining IFC, he worked for the World Bank on the 1995 Mexican financial crisis and was an international securities lawyer with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, helping Latin American companies access international capital markets.

Mr. Lubrano received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College; his J.D. Cum Laude from New York University School of Law; and his M.P.A from Princeton University.