Mike Lubrano

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

Mike Lubrano is the Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, at Cartica Management, LLC (www.cartica.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 joining Cartica, Mr. Lubrano pioneered IFC’s corporate governance practice, establishing corporate governance as a central element of IFC’s sustainable development strategy and serving as the first Manager of IFC’s Corporate Governance Unit. He developed the IFC Corporate Governance Methodology, which is still used by IFC and other development finance institutions 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. 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 – 2007.

Mr. Lubrano earned his AB magna cum laude from Harvard College; his JD cum laude from New York University School of Law; and his MPA from Princeton University. He is a member of the team that developed and delivers the Environmental, Social and Governance Integration program sponsored by the International Corporate Governance Network and the U.N. Principles of Responsible Investment. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.