Meet our experts

The leaders in the practice and philosophy of investment and sustainability who guide our business.

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Redefining the role of investment, advancing ESG-integration standards and driving the evolution of stewardship – our experts build on the legacy of responsibility and excellence developed since our 1983 inception.

Their ideas, knowledge and influence strengthen our ability to deliver Sustainable Wealth Creation. Current topics in focus are:

  • Advanced ESG analysis
  • Stewardship throughout the pandemic
  • Artificial intelligence and societal inclusion
Through positions in financial academia, writing in investment journals, exercising influence within industry associations and helping to forge stewardship codes, our experts help drive the investment agenda.

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experts across investment, stewardship and advocacy
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positions in industry, sustainability and charitable organisations
Source: Federated Hermes, as at 31 December 2020.

Our experts

Saker Nusseibeh, CBE

CEO, International at Federated Hermes

Responsible investment and business
Investment philosophy
Active equity investment
Medieval history
Saker Nusseibeh, CBE

Saker is CEO of the international business of Federated Hermes, appointed November 2011, having joined in June 2009 as CIO. He is also a member of the Federated Hermes Executive team and was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honours list for services to Responsible Business and Finance.


Saker participates in numerous investment and charity organisations:

  • Impact Investing Institute – Advisory Board member
  • UNEP FI – Global Steering Committee
  • Banking Standards Board – Practitioner Board member
  • FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum – Forum member and Chair of Disclosures Working Group
  • International Integrated Reporting Council – Member
  • The 300 Club – Founder and member
  • Business in the Community – Global Goals
  • Leadership Team Common Good Foundation – Trustee
  • Mosaic – Board member

Hans-Christoph Hirt

Head of EOS

Global stewardship practice and related regulation
Corporate governance and law
Diversity and inclusion
Carbon management
Hans-Christoph Hirt

As Head of EOS, Hans leads a multinational team and oversees the strategic development and implementation of the global engagement programme and the quality of the services EOS at Federated Hermes provides to its clients around the world.


Hans is active in the following organisations:

  • Council of Institutional Investors – member of the Corporate Governance Advisory Board
  • IoD Centre for Corporate Governance – member of the Advisory Board
  • CECP: The CEO Force for Good – member of the CEO Investor Forum Advisory Group
  • Future of the Corporation

Leon Kamhi

Head of Responsibility

Responsible investment
Business strategy
Change management
ESG integration
Leon Kamhi

Leon is responsible for developing and directing the integration of responsibility across the firm. This includes the integration of ESG analysis and engagement by investment teams and in our client relationship management and reporting, and embedding responsibility in our corporate citizenship programme.


Leon is involved in the following initiatives:

  • UK Value Creation Framework – Member of the Editorial Board
  • Transparency Taskforce Initiative
  • Common Good Foundation
  • Business in the Community – Member of the Global Goals Operations Group

Michael Viehs

Head of ESG Integration

ESG and engagement integration
Responsible investment
Academic research
Michael Viehs

Michael is responsible for ESG integration for all public-market equity and credit funds managed at the firm. This involves advising investment and stewardship teams on integration and ensuring that incisive ESG, sustainability and engagement information is available. Through research, he also proves the long-term value-add from ESG and engagement integration.


Michael participates in a range of industry groups

  • PRI – Member of the Academic Network Advisory Committee
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board – Member of the European Working Group
  • International Corporate Governance Network – Member of the Shareholder Responsibilities Committee
  • Investment Association – Member of the Fund-level Communications Working Group
  • Carbon Disclosure Project

Louise Dudley, CFA

Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Fundamental and quantitative equity investment
ESG analysis and integration
Carbon analysis
Louise Dudley, CFA

Louise drives the landmark ESG and responsible investment research strategy within the Global Equities team and is integral to its development of innovative, customised product solutions and tools fulfilling client needs.


Louise holds the following positions within industry groups:

  • UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association – Board Member
  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change – Member of the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative (Listed Equities)

Bruce Duguid

Head of Stewardship

Engagement on natural resource companies
Engagement on corporate governance and strategy
Bruce Duguid

Bruce leads engagements with companies across the mining, oil and gas and utilities sectors, as well as corporate-governance-focused engagements in the UK. He is the lead author of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change’s ‘Investor Expectations of Mining Companies – Drilling Deeper into Carbon Asset Risk’.


Bruce participates in a number of industry initiatives:

  • Climate Action 100+
  • HMT Asset Management Taskforce – Stewardship Working Group
  • Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change
  • Transition Pathway Initiative

Ingrid Kukuljan

Head of Impact & Sustainable Investing

Impact investing
Sustainable investing
Thematic investing
Ingrid Kukuljan

As Head of Impact & Sustainable Investing, Ingrid is responsible for constructing and managing portfolios within our Impact Opportunities strategy.


She is a member of the following organisations:

  • Global Impact Investing Network
  • Fair4AllFinance – Non-Executive Director

Mitch Reznick, CFA

Head of Research and Sustainable Fixed Income

Sustainable fixed income
Credit analysis
ESG integration and engagement in fixed income
Mitch Reznick, CFA

Mitch oversees the firm’s Sustainable Fixed Income programme and the research activity underpinning our liquid-credit strategies.


He is active in the following organisations:

  • PRI – Co-Chair of the Credit Ratings Advisory Committee
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board – Technical Working Group
  • UK-China Green Finance Task Force
  • European Leveraged Finance Association – Executive Committee

Kate Fowler

Senior Responsibility Analyst

Works on policy and advocacy within the Responsibility Office
Leads on key areas within sustainable finance
Kate Fowler

Kate focuses on policy and advocacy within our Responsibility Office, leading on key areas within sustainable finance including climate change and EU sustainable finance regulation. She engages with regulators and policymakers globally to ensure that the financial system is operating in the best interests of its ultimate asset owners, including addressing barriers to responsible investment and stewardship.

She participates in a number of initiatives:

  • UN Global Compat UK Advisory Group
  • FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum - Disclosures Working Group
  • UN PRI –Global Policy Reference Group; IIGCC - Net Zero Implementation Working Group
  • Irish Funds ESG Policy, Legal and Regulatory Workstream

Aaron Hay

Lead Engager, SDG Engagement High Yield Credit

SDG impact and alignment
Fixed income and equity engagement
Engaging in the automotive, industrials, packaging, materials and consumer goods and services sectors
Aaron Hay

Aaron is responsible for developing engagement strategies and working with companies in the Federated Hermes SDG Engagement High Yield Credit Fund.


Having previously worked on EOS engagements with North American companies, he continues to collaborate with the stewardship team on thought leadership pieces.

Eoin Murray

Head of Investment, International at Federated Hermes

Fundamental and quantitative investment
Portfolio management
Investment risk
ESG analysis and integration
Team leadership
Eoin Murray

Eoin is Head of Investment and a member of the Executive Committee. He leads the Investment Office, which is responsible to clients for the investment teams’ consistent delivery of responsible, risk-adjusted performance and adherence to the processes which earned them their ‘kitemarks’.


Eoin participates in the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board as an Investor Advisory Board member.

Lisa Lange

Engagement, EOS

Engagement with companies in Europe
Leads EOS work on pollution, waste and circular economy
Lisa Lange

Lisa focuses on engagement with companies in Europe and leads EOS work on pollution, waste and the circular economy.

Prior to joining EOS, she worked as a sustainability consultant in London and was a research fellow at the Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Lewis Grant

Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Equities

Quantitative investment and risk analysis
ESG analysis and integration
Portfolio management
Lewis Grant

Lewis is responsible for managing global equity portfolios and risk analysis. He is instrumental in conducting the team’s flagship ESG research, which is leveraged by all our teams investing in public markets.

Hannah Shoesmith

Engagement, EOS

Engagement with companies in Asia-ex Japan
Focuses on retail, consumer goods, technology, financial services and industrials sectors
Hannah Shoesmith

Hannah focuses on engagements in Asia-ex Japan in the retail, consumer goods, technology, financial services and industrials sectors.

Prior to joining EOS, Hannah spent 13 years working in corporate responsibility and sustainability roles, mainly for retail and consumer goods companies such as Tesco, Arcadia Group and Mothercare.

Jaime Gornsztejn


Engagement with emerging markets companies in Latin America, Russia and South Africa
Jaime Gornsztejn

Jaime leads EOS’s corporate engagements in Latin America and Russia, focusing on the mining, oil and gas, technology and utilities sectors.


He is a member of the 30% Club.

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