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Zach Oleksiuk

Zach Oleksiuk

BlackRock
Director, Head of Americas, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
New york, NY, USA


Zach Oleksiuk, CFA, is Head of BlackRock's Americas Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment team. Mr. Oleksiuk has over 13 years’ experience in corporate governance, including with BlackRock in various roles since 2006. Mr. Oleksiuk is an active thought leader in the corporate governance community and is a frequent speaker to audiences of corporate directors and executives, investors, regulators, students, and other market participants.

At BlackRock, Mr. Oleksiuk leads a team of analysts responsible for engaging with portfolio companies on corporate governance.  The work of the team helps BlackRock fulfill its fiduciary duty to protect and enhance the long-term economic value of the companies in which it invests on clients’ behalf. These efforts include voting proxies using Blackrock’s internally developed policies; meeting with companies to build mutual understanding on corporate governance issues; developing the corporate governance and proxy voting policies applied in the Americas; and contributing to BlackRock's global proxy voting operations. The team also engages with portfolio companies to understand the economic impacts of the social, environmental and ethical factors of the business, and coordinates, as appropriate, the integration of corporate governance and responsible investment considerations into the investment process.

Mr. Oleksiuk is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), where he has chaired the Corporate Governance Committee. He serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group (2015-2017) and the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) Advisory Council.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Mr. Oleksiuk spent five years with Institutional Shareholder Services, where he held various client-facing, management and operational roles. Mr. Oleksiuk earned an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a BA from the Pennsylvania State University.

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