Mr. Thornton was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge in 2014. He retired in 2003 as President and member of the Board of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board of Barrick Gold Corporation and serves as a Director of the Ford Motor Company. He is Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a Professor and Director of the Global Leadership Program at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. Mr. Thornton is a trustee, advisory board member or member of the China Investment Corporation, China Securities Regulatory Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, McKinsey Advisory Council and Morehouse College. Mr. Thornton holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, a degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Management.
Mr. Baird was appointed as Non-Executive Director of PineBridge Investments’ Board in 2015. Previously, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada from May 2011 through January 2015. In his role as Minister of Foreign Affairs, he served as a key driver for foreign policy engagement, where he supported building cross-border partnerships, provided development assistance and strengthened trade and economic engagement for Canada. In August 2010, Mr. Baird was appointed as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. He also served in a number of other positions within Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s federal cabinet, including President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Environment and Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2006, and re-elected in 2008 and 2011. Mr. Baird holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies from Queen’s University at Kingston.
Mr. Ehret is Chief Executive Officer of the firm and an Executive Director of PineBridge Investments' Board. As an experienced executive with over 20 years in the industry, Mr. Ehret has a well-established track record of growing a global business across both developed and emerging markets. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ehret was the President of State Street Global Advisors ("SSGA"), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. He was also a member of SSGA's Executive Management Group and served on the Board of multiple operating entities and fund companies. A 20-year veteran of SSGA, Mr. Ehret served as Global Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that role, he was Head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), having moved to London in January 2007 to assume the role of Head of Sales and Distribution in EMEA. Previously, he held a number of executive positions in operations, sales, and product development, including serving as co-head of SSGA's SPDR ETF business. Mr. Ehret holds a BA in Economics from Bates College and an MBA from Boston University.
Mr. Fitzgerald was Chairman of Goldman Sachs, Australia and New Zealand. Previously, he was head of International Goldman Sachs Asset Management . Prior to this role, he was head of Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division in Asia and also spent eight years as its Chief Investment Officer for international fixed income.
Mr. Fitzgerald is also a member of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund (Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund) and serves on the boards of QBE Insurance Group, the Great Barrier Reef Foundation and the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence. Additionally, he is a member of the NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group. He is a founding member of a group of business leaders called the Champions of Change, a group committed to advancing the representation of women in leadership roles.
Ms. Goodwin most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Equities for Credit Suisse’s Asset Management Division, responsible for the management of the firm’s equity products in America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, she was Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Equities at State Street Research & Management Company; Chief Investment Officer of US Growth Equities at American Century Investments; Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Putnam Investments; and filled various positions at Prudential Investment Management and Mellon Bank.
Ms. Goodwin also serves on the Board of Trustees for Princeton University and as Chair of the Audit Committee for PineBridge Investments.
Mr. Richard Li Tzar Kai is Founder and Chairman of Pacific Century Group (PCG), an Asia-based long-term private investment group founded in 1993 with interests in financial services, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), and real estate.
Mr. Li launched via PCCW the world's first major IPTV service, now TV, in 2003; today it is the world's largest commercial deployment, accounting for a fifth of all IPTV subscribers worldwide. He became interested in this industry in 1990 when he foresaw the opportunity for creative information and home entertainment services in Asia. The result was STAR TV, Asia's first satellite-delivered cable-TV service, which by 1993 had 45 million viewers. Richard Li sold STAR to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. In the mid to late 1990s, he raised awareness of technology’s role in Hong Kong's economy through the creation of Cyberport.
In 2010, PCG acquired the majority of the asset management business of American International Group and renamed it PineBridge Investments. In 2013, PCG acquired ING Group N.V.’s Hong Kong, Macau and Thailand insurance business and rebranded it FWD.
Mr. Li was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia in 2011. He is a representative of Hong Kong, China to the APEC Business Advisory Council and a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' International Councillors Group in Washington, D.C. He is also a licensed pilot.
Ms. Siu is Executive Vice President, Business Development of Pacific Century Group. Prior to that, she was Partner at Baker & McKenzie and then Group Director and General Counsel of Hutchison Telecommunications Limited, a cellular telephone company owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited. She was part of the management that saw Hutchison Telecom grow from being a Hong Kong based company into a global business with cellular businesses in Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Germany, France and the UK.
Ms. Siu has been working at Pacific Century Group since 1993 and has been closely involved in several major transactions including the sale of STAR TV to News Corporation, the listing of PCCW, the takeover of Cable & Wireless HKT Limited, the acquisition of PineBridge, and the recent acquisition of the Hong Kong and Thailand insurance businesses from ING Group.
Yin-Man Tang was appointed as Non-Executive Director of PineBridge Investments’ Board of Directors in November 2016. Mr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry as a fund manager and as an investment strategist, and has managed unit trusts, pension trusts as well as multi-strategy hedge fund assets. He was previously Investment Strategist at Lord Rothschild’s listed investment trust and his philanthropy asset management company in the UK. Mr. Tang is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, a subsidiary of PCCW Limited, principally engaged in the development and management of premium property and infrastructure projects, as well as investment in premium-grade buildings in the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Tse is the Chairman and a non-executive Director of AIA Group Limited (“AIA”). Mr. Tse began his career in the insurance industry in 1961 when he joined AIA. Throughout his tenure, he served in many roles at AIA, including as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. In recognition of his outstanding efforts to the development of Hong Kong’s insurance industry, Mr. Tse was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the government of Hong Kong in 2001. Mr. Tse received an honorary fellowship and an honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2003, Mr. Tse was elected to the Insurance Hall of Fame, a prestigious award in the insurance industry.
Mr. Verge is a Non-Executive Director of PineBridge Investments' Board. He was Chief Financial Officer at PineBridge for four years. Mr. Verge is also Executive Director of the Pacific Century Group. Prior to joining the Pacific Century Group in 1999 as CFO of the Cyberport project, he held senior executive positions with two major international banks and was CFO of a large pulp and paper company in South-East Asia. During his time with the Pacific Century Group, Mr. Verge served as Group Treasurer of PCCW Limited, and was a member of the PCCW Finance and Management Committee. He also served on the Executive Committee of Pacific Century Premium Developments, a publicly listed property developer in Hong Kong. He is a past member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), a past Chairman of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.