Nell Minow

Nell Minow has worked in the field of corporate governance and shareholder advocacy for more than 30 years, currently as Vice Chair of ValueEdge Advisors, and previously as co-founder and board member of GMI Ratings (formerly The Corporate Library), which was sold to MSCI in 2014.


Before GMI, she was a principal in the governance investment firm LENS (where Business Week online called her “the queen of good corporate governance” and Fortune called her “a CEO killer”) and general counsel and president of Institutional Shareholder Services.


She is co-author with Robert A.G. Monks of three books, including five editions of the leading textbook on corporate governance, and she taught MBA students at George Mason University for five years.  In 2008, she received the highest award in the field from the International Corporate Governance Network and in 2013 she received a lifetime achievement award from Corporate Secretary Magazine.


Her past service on non-profit boards includes the advisory council and board of WETA, Washington DC’s public television and radio stations, and as a board member of Reading Is Fundamental, a national literacy organization and the Center on Media and Public Affairs/STATS, the leading organization monitoring the media’s political coverage and assisting journalism organizations with statistical reporting.


She was a columnist for the Huffington Post and wrote the Risky Business column for BNet (owned by CBS) and continues to write for a number of outlets on business and culture.


Ms. Minow is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago Law School.

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