Carol Bowie is an Executive Director of MSCI and head of ISS's Americas Research group, which produces proxy analysis and recommendations for thousands of companies in the U.S., Canadian, and Latin American markets. During 2010 and 2011, Carol led compensation policy and research development at ISS, and she previously headed the company's Governance Institute team, providing research and information around key issues in corporate governance and coordinating ISS's benchmark policy development. Prior to that, Carol directed ISS's Governance Research Service unit, overseeing the compilation and analysis of non-recommendation proxy research for more than 10,000 U.S. and global companies annually, the same unit she managed as Director of Governance Research at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) prior to its acquisition by ISS.
Before joining IRRC in 2001, Carol was Director of Publications & Research for Executive Compensation Advisory Services and long-time managing editor of the Executive Compensation Reports newsletter, analyzing trends and developments in executive pay at public companies. She is a frequent speaker on executive compensation and other governance issues, and has published articles in journals such as Mergers & Acquisitions and Directorship Magazine. Carol often provides information and commentary to the business and general press and has appeared on numerous business-related television and radio programs. She graduated with honors from the University of Maryland and was named to the National Association of Corporate Directors' 2010 and 2011 Hall of Fame lists as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and boardrooms.