Change of the guard at financial services company MSCI
New York-based financial services company MSCI Inc. announced that Frederick Bogdan will retire from his position as MSCI’s general counsel on January 2, 2020. Robert Gutowski (in the photo above), currently the deputy general counsel, compliance chief and head of internal audit, will succeed him Mr. Bogdan will remain with the company for a transition period until next March.
Bogdan joined MSCI as its first lawyer in May 2000 and aided putting together its initial public offering and transition to a fully independent public company. Before MSCI, he worked at Morgan Stanley from 1995 to 2000 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2005. He began his legal career as a litigator at Dewey Ballantine.
Gutowski joined MSCI in 2002. Before that, he was a corporate lawyer at Rogers & Wells and Clifford Chance. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.
“From building MSCI’s global legal and compliance functions to playing a central role in every significant company transaction, Rick has been an invaluable member of our leadership team and respected advisor to me and to the Board of Directors,” remarked Henry A. Fernandez, MSCI’s CEO and Chairman. “While we will miss Rick, I also look forward to working closely with Rob in his new role. With his strong business acumen and insight into the company’s operations and legal and compliance processes, he is well suited to counsel MSCI in its next stage of transformation,” continued Mr. Fernandez.