MSCI, a leading financial index provider, has named Kathleen Winters as its new chief financial officer, following current CFO Bob Qutub’s retirement.
Winters, who has over 25 years of global finance experience, joins the firm from US consumer conglomerate Honeywell International, where she served as vice president and CFO for the company’s $9 billion (€7.95 billion) performance materials and technologies division. She will take up the new role on May 2 this year.
A spokesperson for MSCI said that while Winters’ background wasn’t directly related to financial services, her experience in developing financial processes and reporting systems was a clincher in the recruitment process.
In her 14 years with Honeywell International, Winters was pivotal in establishing best-practice processes for strategic planning, forecasting and budget management. She also oversaw internal and external financial reporting, acquisition diligence and financial integration.
MSCI provides services to 97 of the world’s top 100 biggest asset managers. Products and services offered include indices, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research.
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