Leadership

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We hold ourselves to the same high standards of governance that we expect of the companies we invest in and engage with.

Our Board

The Board is responsible for the governance of the organisation and ensuring its effective operation. The Board considers all stakeholders when establishing our objectives and policies.

Saker Nusseibeh

Saker Nusseibeh, CBE

CEO, Federated Hermes Limited
Saker is CEO of the Federated Hermes Limited, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team.
Harriet Steel

Harriet Steel

Head of Business Development, Federated Hermes Limited
Harriet has more than 25 years’ experience in finance. In 1990 she joined the global trading team at Bankers Trust, initially trading currency options and subsequently holding senior derivatives sales roles in Paris, London and New York before joining Morgan Stanley’s fixed income group in 1996. In 2003, Harriet established Portico Advisors, an asset raising and marketing advisory firm for alternative investment managers, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate strategies, which she ran until joining the international business of Federated Hermes.
Gordon Ceresino

Gordon Ceresino

Vice Chairman, Federated Hermes, Inc. and President, Federated International Management Limited
Gordy is Vice Chairman of Federated Hermes, Inc., President of Federated International Securities Corp., President of Federated Global Holdings LLC and Executive Director of Global Private Markets Development.  He is responsible for leading, developing and executing the firm’s global private markets distribution strategy.
Deborah Cunningham

Deborah Cunningham

Chief Investment Officer, Global Liquidity Markets, Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Vice President, Federated Hermes, Inc.
Debbie Cunningham is Chief Investment Officer of Global Liquidity Markets. She joined Federated Hermes in 1981 as a performance analyst and has more than 30 years of investment experience. Since 1990 she has been a portfolio manager for all government and prime liquidity products. In 1994 she took over the management of the taxable liquidity group. In addition to the domestic taxable liquidity portfolios, Debbie also oversees the management of the domestic tax-exempt liquidity portfolios, as well as the offshore liquidity products. She is a current member of the CFA Society of Pittsburgh and previously held the title of Director and President.
Thomas Donahue

Thomas Donahue

President, FII Holdings, Inc., Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Federated Investors, Inc. and Director, Federated Investors, Inc.
Tom Donahue joined the firm in 1993 as a Vice President and currently serves as the company’s Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Federated Hermes, Tom was in the venture capital business, and from 1983 to 1987 was employed by PNC Bank in its Investment Banking division.
John Fisher

John Fisher

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federated Advisory Companies
John Fisher is President and Chief Executive Officer of Federated Advisory Companies. In this role since 2006, John provides overall leadership to Federated’s investment management organization, which employs more than 225 investment professionals. Joining the firm as a regional marketing representative in 1979, John rose through the distribution channel, serving in a variety of positions, culminating with him being named president of Federated Securities Corp., Institutional Division. John is a member of the firm’s seven-person executive committee, vice president and director of Federated Investors, Inc., and either principal executive officer or a board member of a number of Federated mutual funds.
Jane Lambesis

Jane E. Lambesis

Senior Vice President, Regional Sales Consultant, Federated Hermes, Inc.
Jane Lambesis joined Federated Hermes in 1987 and is Senior Vice President of Sales. She specialises in consulting to individual financial advisors and their teams regarding income planning, manager search and selection, investment portfolio design and monitoring.
Theodore Zierden

Theodore W Zierden III

President - Administration, Federated Services Company
Ted manages a number of businesses at Federated, including Business Information Services, Investor Services, Literature Publishing and Fulfilment Services, Decision Support, Corporate Procurement, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Ted began his career at Federated in 1994.
David Stewart

David Stewart

Chairman and independent Non-Executive Director, Federated Hermes Limited
David is currently Chairman of IMM Associates, Chairman of Caledonia Investment Trust, and a Non-Executive representative on the MacMillan Cancer Care Investment Committee. His prior experience includes nine years at Odey Asset Management, initially as CEO and latterly as a Non-Executive Director until standing down in December 2014. Before that, David’s career encompassed Fidelity Investments (1994-2005), James Capel (1986-1994) and Swire Pacific Ltd, Hong Kong (1981-1986).
Sally James

Sally James

Non-executive director, Federated Hermes Limited
Sally was appointed Non-Executive Director of HFML in April 2017. Sally served as Managing Director and General Counsel of UBS Investment Bank EMEA from 2001 to 2008. Previously she held a number of senior legal roles in investment banks in London and Chicago. She has been a Non-Executive Director of Moneysupermarket.com Group plc since April 2013 and now Senior Independent Director; a Non-Executive Director of Rotork plc since May 2012 and now Senior Independent Director; and a Non-Executive Director of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited since February 2016 (now merged into Bank of America Merrill Lynch International DAC).  Sally is also a Trustee of the Legal Education Foundation.
Pars Purewal

Pars Purewal

Non-executive director, Federated Hermes Limited
Pars was appointed Non-Executive Director of HFML in June 2020 and Chair of the Audit Committee in July 2020, in succession to Mr. Watson. Pars retired as a senior partner from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in June 2019 after a thirty-six-year career at the firm. Pars’ experience included being PwC’s UK Asset Management Leader for ten years and Finance Partner for both Asset and Wealth Management. Pars also spent three years as People Partner; three years as Sales and Markets Partner for the PwC’s Insurance and Asset Management sectors; and a year as Executive Assistant to the UK Managing Partner with responsibility for the firm’s UK operations. Pars is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Richard Novak

Richard Novak

Non-Executive Director
Richard A Novak – Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Federated Hermes, Inc. Rich is a director and President of Federated Investors Trust Company; director and Vice President of FII Holdings, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Federated Investors Management Company.  Rich is also a director, treasurer, assistant treasurer and/or assistant company secretary of various subsidiaries and offshore funds managed by Federated Hermes, Inc.
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Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team is responsible for the management and development of the Federated Hermes, Inc. business in EMEA and APAC. It also oversees EOS at Federated Hermes, the leading stewardship business, which operates globally.

4667, 4793, 4797, 4676, 4777, 4702, 6009, 4668, 6013, 6017, 6015, 6011, 4763
Martin Jackson

Martin Jackson

Head of Human Resources, Federated Hermes Limited

Joseph Kagan

Joseph Kagan

General Counsel, Federated Hermes Limited

Simon Cunningham

Simon Cunningham

Group Finance Director, Federated Hermes Limited

Ursula Henry

Ursula Henry

Head of International Decision Support, Federated Hermes Limited

Steve McGoohan

Steve McGoohan

Managing Director, Private Markets, Federated Hermes Limited

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor

Head of Private Markets, CEO of Real Estate

Harriet Steel

Harriet Steel

Head of Business Development, Federated Hermes Limited

Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff, Federated Hermes Limited

Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir

Head of Corporate Communications, Federated Hermes Limited

Keith Davies

Keith Davies

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer / MLRO, Federated Hermes Limited

Eoin Murray

Eoin Murray

Head of Investment, Federated Hermes Limited

Leon Kamhi

Leon Kamhi

Head of Responsibility and EOS, Federated Hermes Limited

Saker Nusseibeh

Saker Nusseibeh, CBE

CEO, Federated Hermes Limited

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