MSCI Inc. Management
Henry A. Fernandez has served as Chairman since October 2007 and has served as CEO, President and Director since 1998. In May 2009, MSCI became a fully independent stand-alone public company following Morgan Stanley's disposition of its remaining controlling equity interest in the Company. Mr. Fernandez worked for Morgan Stanley from 1983 to 1991 and from 1994 to 2009. Mr. Fernandez holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and pursued doctoral studies in economics at Princeton University.
Robert Qutub has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Qutub worked for Bank of America from 1994 to 2012 in several senior finance positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Consumer and Business Banking. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Qutub was a Manager in the Financial Services Group for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1988 to 1994. Since June 2014, Mr. Qutub has been a member of the board of directors and finance and audit committee of the USAA Federal Savings Bank. Mr. Qutub earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of North CarolinaCharlotte. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Christopher F. Corrado has served as the Chief Information Officer since September 2013. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Corrado was a Managing Director and Head of Platform Services at UBS AG where he oversaw technical infrastructure, global production services, application platform services and IT services. From 2003 to 2012 he held Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer positions at Asurion, LLC, a technology insurance company, eBay Inc. and AT&T Wireless Inc. Mr. Corrado earned a Bachelor of Science in management information systems, math and business administration from the State University of New York at Albany.
Scott A. Crum has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Crum worked for Avon Products, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer from September 2012 to May 2013. From July 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Crum served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., one of two publicly traded companies created when Motorola Inc. split in January 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources of ITT Corporation from September 2002 to July 2010. Mr. Crum holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in industrial relations from Southern Methodist University.
Richard J. Napolitano has served as Principal Accounting Officer since February 2014 and Global Controller since June 2011. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Napolitano worked at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2011, J.P. Morgan Chase from 1996 to 2005 and Ernst & Young from 1988 to 1996. At these firms, he held various positions including, among others, business unit chief financial officer and controller, external reporting and accounting policies head and auditor. Mr. Napolitano earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Napolitano is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
C.D. Baer Pettit has served as Head of the Product Group since February 2015 and Head of Index Products since September 2011. He also served as Head of Client Coverage from 2001 to August 2012 and Head of Marketing from 2005 to August 2012. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Pettit worked for Bloomberg L.P. from 1992 to 1999, most recently as Deputy Head of European Sales. Mr. Pettit holds a Masters of Arts in history from Cambridge University and graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Laurent Seyer has served as Head of Client Coverage since December 2014. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Seyer worked for AXA Investment Managers LLC in Paris, most recently as Global Head of the Client Group. Prior to that, he spent 24 years at Societe Generale in a number of leadership positions, including as CEO of Lyxor Asset Management from 2006 to 2012, and held senior roles in equity derivatives and structured product sales, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate development and business strategy. Mr. Seyer graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques, where he studied law and economics.
Peter Zangari has served as the Head of Analytics Products since February 2015, which includes the formerly separately-managed Risk Management Analytics Product Line and Portfolio Management Analytics Product Line of which Mr. Zangari served as Head since August 2011. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Zangari held progressively senior-level positions at Goldman Sachs since 1998, most recently as the Head of Risk and a member of the leadership team for the Quantitative Investment Strategies ("QIS") business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management ("GSAM"). Prior to joining QIS, Mr. Zangari was responsible for building and managing GSAM's proprietary equity risk and attribution platform. Mr. Zangari earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics, summa cum laude, from Fordham University and holds a Ph.D. in economics, with a specialization in applied econometrics and computational statistics, from Rutgers University.