Stanley Soosur promoted to Country Head – Australia and Philip Foo promoted to Vice President – APAC Research and Engagement
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (February 1, 2021) – CGI Glass Lewis (CGI), the Australian subsidiary of Glass Lewis, the leading provider of independent global governance solutions, announces the appointment of Stanley Soosur as Country Head, Australia and Philip Foo as Vice President, APAC Research and Engagement.
As Country Head, Australia, Stanley Soosur will lead CGI’s business activities, manage customer relationships in Australia, and oversee sales activities throughout the APAC region. Stanley has been with CGI Glass Lewis for over 13 years in a variety of service, relationship management, and sales roles. His long tenure and broad mix of functional experience provides him with an unparalleled understanding of and connection with CGI’s customers. Stanley will report to Dan Concannon, Glass Lewis’ Chief Commercial Officer.
“I am excited to lead this next phase of CGI’s growth in Australia and Glass Lewis’ expansion across the APAC region,” stated Stanley. “I look forward to leveraging my deep understanding of CGI’s customers to ensure we continue to develop innovative solutions to meet their evolving investment stewardship needs.”
As Vice President, APAC Research and Engagement, Philip Foo will oversee the Sydney, Tokyo, and San Francisco research teams that cover the APAC region. In addition to his APAC responsibility, Philip will continue to hold direct market responsibility for CGI Glass Lewis’ Australian and New Zealand research as he has for the past two years in his capacity as CGI Glass Lewis’ Director of Research. Prior to joining CGI Glass Lewis, Philip was a forensic accountant in the Disputes and International Arbitration practice at Berkeley Research Group, before which he was with the forensic accounting and audit practices of KPMG. Philip will report to Eric Shostal, Glass Lewis’ Senior Vice President of Research and Engagement.
“Glass Lewis has recently invested heavily to expand our research capacity across the region to meet increased investor demand for governance research,” stated Philip. “I look forward to guiding these teams as they look to identify material governance risks in our customers’ equity portfolio holdings.”
Current CGI General Manager, Daniel Smith will depart the company on February 1, 2021 to pursue another venture.
“Stanley and Philip’s extensive industry knowledge, customer focus, and local research team capabilities reinforce our commitment to providing valuable governance solutions to our customers,” stated John Wieck, Glass Lewis Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited for them to build upon Dan’s significant contributions from his long tenure at CGI Glass Lewis. We thank Dan for the past seven years and wish him continued success in the future.”
About Glass Lewis:
Glass Lewis is the leading independent provider of global governance solutions. We enable institutional investors and publicly listed companies to make sustainable decisions based in research and data. We cover 30,000 meetings each year, across approximately 100 global markets. Our customers include the majority of the world’s largest pension plans, mutual funds, and asset managers who collectively manage over $40 trillion in assets. Our core solutions include Proxy Paper proxy research and Viewpoint proxy vote management platform. More information available at www.glasslewis.com.