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Dr. Hans-Christoph Hirt
Executive Director and Member of the Board, Head of EOS
Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt is an executive director and board member of EOS and as head of the organisation is responsible for the sustainable success of the business. In this role, he leads a multi-national team based in London and the US and oversees the global engagement programme and the quality of the service EOS provides to its clients around the world.
Prior to joining EOS, Hans worked with international law firm Ashurst. He is the author of numerous publications on corporate governance and law, responsible investment and stewardship. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the Council of Institutional Investors in Washington, the Advisory Boards of the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose's Strategic Investor Initiative in New York and the Corporate Governance Centre at the Institute of Directors in London.
Hans is a UK-qualified lawyer, holds degrees in Business Administration from universities in Germany and the UK, the ACCA (accounting and auditing) qualification and a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). He continues to be involved in academia as a Teaching Fellow at University College London. Hans speaks French, German and Mandarin.
EOS at Federated Hermes, the leading stewardship provider, has today published its 2021 UK Corporate Governance Principles. In a letter to 124 listed UK companies, EOS has outlined its expectations across a number of important strategic governance, environmental and social topics.