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International Corporate Governance Network: New Board Appointees


• Philip Armstrong, Head of the Global Corporate Governance Forum, USA

• Heloisa Belotti Bedicks, CEO of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, Brazil

• Jon Feigelson, Senior Managing Director, General Counsel & Head of Corporate
Governance, TIAA-CREF, USA

• Philippe Zaouati, Deputy CEO, Natixis Asset Management, France

They succeed the four outgoing governors: Arnaud de Bresson, Managing Director of Paris
Europlace; Sandra Guerra, Founding Partner of Brazilian consultancy Better Governance;
Dr. Nasser Saidi, Executive Director of Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance in
Dubai; and Christy Wood, immediate past chairman of ICGN. Eight incumbent board
governors were re-elected for another one-year term. Incumbents Michelle Edkins and Erik
Breen were confirmed as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Ms. Edkins remarked:
ICGN is fortunate to have a diverse and deeply knowledgeable membership from which the Governors are drawn. The board membership reflects the historic strength of the ICGN in the investing community and the breadth of its reach internationally. This is incredibly important when we are trying as practitioners to balance the trend to international convergence with the need to recognize the strengths of different cultural and business traditions. The board is well placed to further the mission of the ICGN to promote high standards of corporate governance internationally and to facilitate information exchange through conferences and outreach.
On behalf of the membership, I would like to thank the outgoing governors for their
considerable contribution to the ICGN and their thoughtful service on the board. I would particularly like to acknowledge Christianna Wood, who as Chairman has done an outstanding job leading the ICGN through the past three challenging years in the financial markets

The four new appointments reflect the diversity of interests, organizations and regions
represented by the ICGN members. Heloisa Bedicks and Philip Armstrong bring extensive
expertise from emerging markets worldwide, Philippe Zaouati has a strong track record in
investing on environmental, social and governance criteria, which complements the ICGN’s
new education initiative in this field, and Jon Feigelson brings the perspective of a major
diversified financial services provider, TIAA-CREF, which will host the ICGN Annual
Conference being held in New York City in 2013.

About the ICGN
The ICGN’s mission is to promote high standards of corporate governance world-wide
• Influencing public policy through regulatory engagement and best practice guidance;

• Connecting members across borders to exchange knowledge and experiences on corporate governance;

• Educating market participants on how to identify, analyze and integratenenvironmental, social and governance(ESG) information in investment decisionmaking; and

• Informing members on emerging issues via a Country Correspondents blog, the ICGN Yearbook, conference summaries and newsletters.

The ICGN has over 500 members based in over 50 countries; its investor members are responsible for managing assets with a combined value of over US$18 trillion. In addition, the membership includes practitioners from the corporate sector, the advisory professions, regulatory and policy making bodies and academia.

For more information about the ICGN please contact Kerrie Waring, Chief Operating Officer by email: or telephone: + 44 20 7612 7079.

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