Saker Nusseibeh is Chief Executive of Hermes, Chair of its Executive Committee and an Executive Board Director. Saker was appointed CEO in May 2012, having been acting CEO since November 2011. Saker joined the firm in June 2009 as Head of Investment and as an Executive Board Director. He is responsible for leading the firm’s growth strategy and ensuring that Hermes continues to deliver excellent long-term investment performance, responsibly.
Prior to joining Hermes, Saker was Global Head of Equities at Fortis Investments USA, having initially been appointed to the firm as CIO Global Equities in 2005. Before this he was CIO Global Equities and Head of Marketing for SGAM UK. This role followed SGAM’s acquisition of Trust Company of the West (TCW), where Saker was Managing Director, running global and international strategies, as well as managing TCW’s London office.
He started his career at Mercury Asset Management in 1987. Saker is a regular public speaker, writer and commentator, appearing at leading industry conferences, on television and radio. He is a founder member of the 300 Club, which he chaired from its inception in 2011 until early 2014.
Saker is a member of the CFA Institute’s Future of Finance Advisory Council, a member of the IIRC Council, and was a public member of Network Rail for three years until November 2014. He sits on the advisory board of Mosaic, the charity that seeks to improve the chances of young people and bring communities together. Saker has a BA and PhD in Medieval History from Kings College, University of London.