Our Team
Shared values and a wealth of expertise
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Louis Barbier
Partner
Louis is a shareholder engagement specialist with over 12 years' experience. He has supported over 100 companies in reaching their objectives ahead of critical annual/special shareholder meetings, including some of the most high-profile activist situations in Europe. He developed his consulting skills in top-tier London strategy houses, starting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Louis holds a degree from the Neoma Business School and a Master in Law.
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Bess Joffe
Partner
Bess has nearly two decades’ experience working in corporate governance and stewardship. She has held senior roles on both the institutional investor side - at Hermes EOS and TIAA/Nuveen - and the corporate side, having led the corporate governance communications for Goldman Sachs’ Investor Relations team during the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis. Bess is a qualified Canadian lawyer and currently a Director at Impactive Associates, a London-based responsible investment and ESG-integration consultancy for investors. In addition to being based in London for the past 14 years, she has also previously lived in New York City.
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Ali Saribas
Partner
Ali is a corporate governance and activism specialist with 14 years’ experience. Ali started off as a research analyst at the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) in Washington DC. In 2009, Ali moved to London to work with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) to cover the UK market as well as help set-up the contentious M&A/ Activism team to cover the UK and continental Europe. Ali has a dual undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics from the George Washington University and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from CASS Business School.