Hannah Orowitz is a senior managing director on Georgeson’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) advisory team. Hannah works closely with clients across all market capitalizations and industries to develop proactive ESG strategies and shareholder engagement programs. Hannah leverages her legal background and disclosure expertise to help Georgeson clients enhance and effectively communicate key ESG matters to their investors. As a former in-house counsel, Hannah understands the complexities presented by investors’ ever-increasing focus on ESG matters and helps clients reach consensus within their organizations as to how to best integrate communicate with stakeholders on these topics. Hannah frequently represents Georgeson at industry events and presentations and is regularly featured in media coverage regarding ESG and shareholder engagement.
Prior to joining Georgeson, Hannah was Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for XL Group Ltd, responsible for securities and corporate governance matters, including the development and execution of XL’s shareholder engagement and sustainability strategies, all aspects of XL’s shareholder meetings and governance matters related to XL’s acquisition of Catlin Group Limited and later its merger with and into AXA SA. Hannah began her career as an Associate with Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland), where she counseled clients on public and private securities offerings and corporate governance matters.
Hannah received her J.D., Cum Laude, from American University Washington College of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College. She is a member of the Society for Corporate Governance and of its Sustainability Practices Committee.
Recent thought leadership:
The 2020 Annual Corporate Governance Review
Examining U.S. and Non-U.S. Investor Voting Behavior at 2019 Annual Meetings
Annual Meeting Adjustments Amid COVID-19
Preparing for the Future of ESG Reporting in the Financial Services Industry