Chief Executive Officer, Federated Hermes
Saker Nusseibeh is chief executive officer of Federated Hermes and a member of the Federated Hermes, Inc. executive team. He was appointed CEO in November 2011 after joining the firm in June 2009 as CIO. Prior to this, Nusseibeh was global head of equities at Fortis Investments, having initially been appointed to the firm as CIO Global Equities in 2005. Before this, he was CIO of Global Equities and head of marketing for SGAM UK. This role followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West, where Nusseibeh was a managing director, running global and international strategies and managing TCW’s London office. He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987.
Nusseibeh is the founder of the 300 Club, a group of leading CIOs and investment professionals who seek to challenge investment orthodoxy. He was an inaugural member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council from 2013 until 2019. He is a member of the Value Reporting Foundation Council, the International Finance Corporation, the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and the UN Environmental Programme Financial Initiative Steering Committee. He sits on the FSCB, formerly the Banking Standards Board, which was created as a result of a parliamentary inquiry to restore trust in the U.K. banking industry, and on the UN Business and Human Security Initiative Advisory Board. Nusseibeh also served on the U.K. National Advisory Board and became a founding member of the Impact Investing Institute on Impact Investing. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Circle of St. Mary’s University and is on the advisory board of the National Youth Orchestra.
Nusseibeh was named CEO of the year at the Global Investor Investment Excellence Awards in 2015, and CEO of the year at the Financial News Asset Management Europe Awards in 2018. More recently, Nusseibeh was named European personality of the year for 2020 at the Funds Europe Awards and was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours list for services to responsible business and finance. He has a B.A. and Ph.D. in medieval history from King’s College, University of London.