Director of Corporate Governance, Legal & General Investment Management
Sacha Sadan is Director of Corporate Governance and on the Board at LGIM (Legal & General Investment Management) one of the largest asset managers in Europe. In September 2016 he was recognised in the Financial Times as one of ‘The 30 most influential people in the City of London’, crediting him as one the leading architects of 2012’s “shareholder spring”. At LGIM Sacha has overall responsibility for corporate governance including areas including Environment Social Governance (ESG). Topics include climate change, executive remuneration and quality of boards. His team performs a highly active role engaging with companies in which LGIM invests, seeking to deliver superior long term value for shareholders. Sacha regularly collaborates with other investors as well as Governments and Regulators, always willing to share his expertise and experience.
Prior to joining LGIM in 2011, Sacha was a Fund Manager and regularly draws on his in-depth knowledge of companies and markets. He was a Senior UK Equity Manager at Gartmore (2002-2011) where he co-managed a range of UK equity hedge, retail and institutional funds. He was voted the top-rated Pan European Fund Manager in the Thomson Reuters Extel Awards (known as the “City Oscars”) in 2010 and rated third in 2009. He started his career in the city in 1994 at Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) where he became the lead Equity Manager of their £4bn UK pension fund. Sacha was awarded the Institutional Investor magazine 2001 Best of the Buy Side.
Sacha is a:-
Founding member of the UK Investor Forum and is on their Board.
Member of the Investment Association, Governance and Engagement Committee.
Member of the CFA Institute
Sacha holds a BA in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University. He is a sports enthusiast and has been a West Ham United season ticket holder for over 20 years. As well as watching sports, he enjoys participating in various ones, playing a good game of pool and going to gigs.
Former CEO of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Assembly Member and Cabinet Secretary for Education, Welsh Government
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General Secretary, NASUWT
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