Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability
Mike Lubrano is a Co-Founder and Managing Director, Corporate Governance and Sustainability, of Cartica.
Mr. Lubrano is internationally recognized as a leader in fostering good corporate governance practices in Emerging Markets and was named one of the ten most influential people in international corporate governance in 2006 by Global ProxyWatch. He is a member of the team that developed and delivers the Environmental, Social and Governance Integration program sponsored by the International Corporate Governance Network and the U.N. Principles of Responsible Investment. He serves on the Corporate Governance Advisory Council of the U.S. Council of Institutional Investors and on the Advisory Board of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Prior to joining Cartica, Mr. Lubrano pioneered IFC’s corporate governance practice, establishing corporate governance as a central element of IFC’s sustainable development strategy and serving as the first Manager of IFC’s Corporate Governance Unit. He developed the IFC Corporate Governance Methodology, which is still used by IFC and other development finance institutions to assess the quality of governance of potential IFC clients and to identity opportunities to add value by improving their boards, control environment, transparency and disclosure, and treatment of financial stakeholders.
During his ten years at IFC, Mr. Lubrano designed governance turnaround programs for numerous companies in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He was advisor to Chile’s Ministry of Finance in drafting that country’s corporate governance reforms, assisted the São Paulo Stock Exchange in designing the Novo Mercado and was the co-organizer of the Latin America Corporate Governance Roundtable from 2000 – 2007. Prior to joining IFC, Mr. Lubrano worked for the World Bank on the 1995 Mexican financial crisis and was an international securities lawyer with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, helping Latin American companies access international capital markets.
Mr. Lubrano earned his AB magna cum laude from Harvard College; his JD cum laude from New York University School of Law; and his MPA from Princeton University.