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Gary  Retelny

Gary Retelny

MSCI Inc.
President, ISS Inc. and Managing Director, MSCI Inc.
New York, NY, USA


Gary Retelny, President, ISS Inc.
Managing Director and Corporate Secretary, Chief Administrative Officer, MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI)


Gary Retelny is President of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and is a Named Executive Officer (“NEO”) and Managing Director of MSCI and a member of its Executive Committee.  As President of ISS, the leading global provider of corporate governance solutions to institutional investors, corporations and other constituencies, Mr. Retelny is responsible for the overall leadership of the business, which includes more than 600 employees across 16 global offices.  He works across all key ISS functions globally to expand the company’s current range of governance solutions, to ensure the quality of its research and the reliability of its proxy voting operations and to advance its technology infrastructure and applications.

Mr. Retelny has been with MSCI Inc. since 2003. He has close to 30 years of experience in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management.  Gary is the Corporate Secretary and Secretary of the MSCI Board of Directors serving as the liaison to MSCI’s Directors and Board Committees.

As former Head of Strategy and Business Development, Gary was also responsible for major strategic initiatives and deal sourcing, as well as evaluating and executing acquisitions for MSCI. Most recently, Gary led the deal team in MSCI’s $1.6 billion acquisition of RiskMetrics Group (NYSE: RISK) in June 2010, a leader in risk management and corporate governance.  He worked on the separation of MSCI from Morgan Stanley, including the implementation of MSCI’s independent governance processes and global benefit programs and led the team that took the Company public on the NYSE in a $290 million IPO in November 2007.

As Chief Administrative Officer of MSCI, Gary has overseen the Corporate Services, Legal and Internal Audit functions of the company. He also has served as Global Head of Human Resources.  Gary also works closely with the CEO on a number of strategic matters.

Gary received a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering in 1980 from Stanford University as well as an MBA from Stanford in 1983.

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