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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Fernandez

57 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kathleen Winters

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Carroll D Baer Pettit

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Scott Crum

59 2014 Chief Human Resources Officer

Richard Napolitano

49 2014 Principal Accounting Officer, Global Controller

Laurent Seyer

51 2014 Global Head of Client Coverage

Diana Tidd

46 2016 Head - Index

Peter Zangari

48 2015 Head - Analytics

Rodolphe Vallee

55 2010 Lead Independent Director

Robert Ashe

57 2013 Independent Director

Benjamin DuPont

52 2008 Independent Director

Wayne Edmunds

60 2015 Independent Director

D. Robert Hale

31 2015 Independent Director

Alice Handy

67 2009 Independent Director

Catherine Kinney

64 2009 Independent Director

Wendy Lane

65 2015 Independent Director

Linda Riefler

55 2005 Independent Director

George Siguler

68 2009 Independent Director

Patrick Tierney

70 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Fernandez

Mr. Henry A. Fernandez is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Before leading MSCI’s transition to becoming a fully independent, standalone public company in 2009, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked in emerging markets product strategy, equity derivative sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions, worldwide corporate finance and mortgage finance for U.S. financial institutions. Mr. Fernandez worked for Morgan Stanley from 1983 to 1991 and from 1994 to 2009. Mr. Fernandez serves on the boards of Georgetown University, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Foreign Policy Association, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and the American Nicaraguan Foundation. Mr. Fernandez is the former Chair of the Advisory Council of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and pursued doctoral studies in economics at Princeton University.

Kathleen Winters

Ms. Kathleen A. Winters has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective 2 May 2016. She most recently served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Performance Materials and Technologies, an operating segment of Honeywell International, Inc. (“Honeywell”) from 2012 to 2016. She served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Honeywell from 2002 to 2016. Prior to her CFO role, she was Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2009 to 2012 and Vice President of Business Analysis and Planning from 2006 to 2009. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Specialty Products business group from 2005 to 2006 and as the Assistant Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2005. In her various roles at Honeywell, Ms. Winters led the global finance organization for Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, the global controllership organization and the global financial planning organization for the company. She played a key role partnering with company leadership to drive business growth and profitability, and leading transformational change in the company’s global finance organization by establishing best-practice processes for strategic planning, forecasting and budget management. She also oversaw internal and external financial reporting, acquisition diligence and financial integration. Ms. Winters began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) where she served in various positions from 1989 to 2001 and last served as a Senior Manager within the Technology Information Communications and Entertainment practice. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Carroll D Baer Pettit

Mr. Carroll D Baer Pettit is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. As such, Mr. Pettit oversees the firm’s operations, technology and product lines and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Before taking on his current role, Mr. Pettit served as Head of the Product Group from February 2015 to September 2015, Head of Client Coverage from 2001 to August 2012, Head of Marketing from 2005 to August 2012 and Head of Index Products from September 2011 to September 2015. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Pettit worked for Bloomberg L.P. from 1992 to 1999, most recently as Deputy Head of European Sales. He holds a Master of Arts degree in history from Cambridge University and a Master of Science degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Scott Crum

Mr. Scott Crum is Chief Human Resources Officer of MSCI Inc. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Crum worked for Avon Products, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer from September 2012 to May 2013. From July 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Crum served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., one of two publicly traded companies created when Motorola Inc. split in January 2011. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources of ITT Corporation from September 2002 to July 2010. Mr. Crum holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in industrial relations from Southern Methodist University.

Richard Napolitano

Mr. Richard J. Napolitano is Principal Accounting Officer, Global Controller of MSCI Inc. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Napolitano worked at Morgan Stanley from 2005 to 2011, J.P. Morgan Chase from 1996 to 2005 and Ernst & Young from 1988 to 1996. At these firms, he held various positions including, among others, Business Unit or Product Chief Financial Officer or Controller, Head of External Reporting and Accounting Policies and Audit Senior Manager. Mr. Napolitano earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Laurent Seyer

Mr. Laurent Seyer is Global Head of Client Coverage of Company. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Seyer worked for AXA Investment Managers LLC in Paris, most recently as Global Head of the Client Group. Prior to that, he spent 24 years at Societe Generale in a number of leadership positions, including as CEO of Lyxor Asset Management from 2006 to 2012, and held senior roles in equity derivatives and structured product sales, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate development and business strategy. Mr. Seyer graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques, where he studied law and economics.

Diana Tidd

Ms. Diana H. Tidd is Head - Index of MSCI Inc. She previously served as Head of Equity Index Products, a role she had held since October 2015 till February 2016. In such capacity, she is responsible for all aspects of product management and business strategy for the MSCI indexes. During her tenure at MSCI, Ms. Tidd has served in a variety of roles, including Head of Americas Client Coverage for six years. Prior to joining MSCI in 1999, Ms. Tidd worked at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Boston for five years where she had roles in the Risk and Europe teams, before becoming Head of the Asia Team in the global custody division. She started her career in the Trust and Estates division of the Private Bank at Bankers Trust Co. Ms. Tidd serves on the board of Women in ETFs, as well as WAVE, West Africa Village Education. Ms. Tidd graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University and received a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.

Peter Zangari

Mr. Peter J. Zangari is Head - Analytics of the Company. Mr. Zangari had served as the Head of since August 2011. Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Zangari held progressively senior-level positions at Goldman Sachs since 1998, most recently as the Head of Risk and a member of the leadership team for the Quantitative Investment Strategies (“QIS”) business of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”). Prior to joining QIS, Mr. Zangari was responsible for building out and managing GSAM’s proprietary equity risk and attribution platform. Mr. Zangari has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Fordham University and a PhD in economics, with a specialization in applied econometrics and computational statistics, from Rutgers University.

Rodolphe Vallee

Mr. Rodolphe M. Vallee is Lead Independent Director of MSCI Inc. Mr. Vallee is currently the Chairman and CEO and owner of R. L. Vallee, Inc., an energy distribution company. Mr. Vallee has held this position from 2007 to present and from 1992 to 2005. Mr. Vallee served as the United States Ambassador to the Slovak Republic from 2005 to 2007, before returning to R. L. Vallee, Inc. Mr. Vallee earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in biology from Williams College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert Ashe

Mr. Robert G. Ashe is an Independent Director of MSCI Inc. Mr. Ashe retired from IBM Corporation (“IBM”) in January 2012, where he had most recently served as General Manager of Business Analytics from 2010 to 2012 and before that as General Manager of Business Intelligence and Performance Management since 2008, following IBM’s acquisition of Cognos Inc. (“Cognos”), a Canadian provider of business intelligence and performance management products. Mr. Ashe worked for Cognos from 1984 to 2008 holding various executive positions, including most recently President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2008, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 to 2004 and Chief Corporate Officer from 2001 to 2002. He also held various Senior Vice President positions in Worldwide Field Operations, Products and Application Development Tools from 1996 to 2001. Prior to that, he held various Vice President roles within Product Development and Corporate Finance. Mr. Ashe holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa. Mr. Ashe is also a Chartered Accountant in Canada.

Benjamin DuPont

Mr. Benjamin F. duPont is Independent Director of MSCI Inc. Mr. duPont is co-founder and President of yet2.com, a firm founded in 1999. Prior to that, Mr. duPont worked for the DuPont Corporation from 1986 to 1999, most recently in the Specialty Chemicals, Fibers and Automotive division. Mr. duPont received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.

Wayne Edmunds

Mr. Wayne Edmunds has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Edmunds retired from Invensys plc (“Invensys”) at Invensys Systems, Inc. in 2014. Mr. Edmunds was the Chief Executive Officer of Invensys from 2011 until 2014, when it was acquired by Schneider Electric. Previously, Mr. Edmunds was Chief Financial Officer of Invensys. Prior to joining Invensys in 2008, Mr. Edmunds was Senior Vice President of Finance at Reuters America, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Edmunds served as the Chief Financial Officer of Innovance Networks Inc. (“Innovance”) from 2000 to 2004, where he was responsible for financial planning and operations. Prior to joining Innovance, Mr. Edmunds held other senior management roles in the technology sector, including 17 years at Lucent Technologies, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Finance for the Optical Networking Division and as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and was responsible for Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Mr. Edmunds began his career at Amerada Hess Oil as an analyst in Corporate Treasury. Mr. Edmunds holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. in finance from Pace University.

D. Robert Hale

Mr. D. Robert Hale is an Independent Director of the Company., effective March 10, 2015. Mr. Hale is a Partner of ValueAct Capital, a governance-oriented investment fund with over $18 billion in assets under management. As one of nine investment partners and formerly as a Vice President at ValueAct Capital, Mr. Hale has worked with the management of numerous public companies in connection with a broad range of matters including the design and benchmarking of equity compensation plans, the evaluation of mergers and acquisitions, and the improvement of segment disclosure and analysis of trends to better support financial planning and analysis functions. Prior to joining ValueAct Capital in January 2011, Mr. Hale was a Principal with The Parthenon Group (“Parthenon”), working with corporate and private equity clients in industries such as investment management, media, education, and retail in both the Boston and Mumbai offices of Parthenon’s strategic consulting practice. He also worked in an investment analyst role at Parthenon’s long-short public equity vehicle, Strategic Value Capital. Mr. Hale holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Alice Handy

Ms. Alice W. Handy is Independent Director of MSCI Inc., since December 14, 2009. Ms. Handy is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Investure, an outsourced investment office for colleges and foundations. Prior to forming Investure in 2003, Ms. Handy was the President of the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. Beginning in 1974 and except for the period from November 1988 to January 1990, during which time Ms. Handy served as the State Treasurer of Virginia, she was actively involved in the investment of the endowment and operating funds of the University of Virginia and served over the years as Investment Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Handy was the chair of the board of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) from 2008 to 2010 and is currently an Emeritus Trustee. She also currently serves on the board of the Bessemer Securities Corporation. Ms. Handy holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Connecticut College and pursued graduate studies in economics at the University of Virginia.

Catherine Kinney

Ms. Catherine R. Kinney is Independent Director of MSCI Inc., since September 8, 2009. Ms. Kinney retired from NYSE Euronext in March 2009. From 2008 through March 2009, she served as Group Executive Vice President and Head of Global Listings at NYSE Euronext. From 2002 to 2008, Ms. Kinney was the President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of the New York Stock Exchange Inc. She also served in Paris, France from July 2007 until 2009, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s global listing program, marketing and branding. Ms. Kinney held a variety of management positions at NYSE Euronext and its predecessor entities since joining the company in 1974, including regulation from 2002 to 2004, client relationships from 1996 to 2007 and trading floor operations and technology from 1987 to 1996. Ms. Kinney holds a Bachelor of Arts from Iona College and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business. She earned honorary degrees from Georgetown University, Fordham University and Rosemont College.

Wendy Lane

Ms. Wendy E. Lane has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Company Ms. Lane has been Chairman of Lane Holdings, Inc., an investment firm, since 1992. Prior to forming Lane Holdings, Inc., Ms. Lane worked in investment banking for fifteen years, initially at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1977 to 1980 and subsequently as a Principal and Managing Director at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation from 1981 to 1992. Ms. Lane is currently a director of two public companies, UPM-Kymmene Corporation (Helsinki, Finland) where she serves on the audit committee, and Willis Group Holdings plc (Dublin, Ireland), where she serves as chairman of the compensation committee and sits on the audit and executive committees and where she has served on various special committees. She is also currently a director of the privately held Al-Dabbagh Group Holding Company Limited (Saudi Arabia). Ms. Lane was previously a director of Laboratory Corporation of America from 1996 to 2014, and four other public companies. Ms. Lane earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Linda Riefler

Ms. Linda H. Riefler is Independent Director of MSCI Inc., since 2005. Ms. Riefler retired from Morgan Stanley in February 2013. Ms. Riefler served as the Chairman of Global Research at Morgan Stanley from June 2011 to February 2013 and prior to that had served as the Global Head of Research since 2008. She was the Chief Talent Officer of Morgan Stanley from 2006 to 2008. In these roles she served on the Management Committee and Operating Committee of Morgan Stanley respectively. Ms. Riefler joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 in the Capital Markets division and was elected a Managing Director in 1998 while in the Research division. Ms. Riefler received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

George Siguler

Mr. George W. Siguler is Independent Director of MSCI Inc., since Decmber 14, 2009. Mr. Siguler co-founded Siguler Guff & Company (“Siguler Guff”), a private equity investment organization headquartered in New York with over $10.5 billion of assets under management. Prior to co-founding Siguler Guff, Mr. Siguler was a Managing Director and head of PaineWebber’s Private Equity Group from 1991 to 1995. From 1983 to 1984, Mr. Siguler served in the Reagan Administration as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Siguler was also a founder of the Harvard Management Company, the investment subsidiary of Harvard University, and served as the Associate Treasurer of the University. Mr. Siguler is currently an Overseer of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a member of the Rand Corporation’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy and its Russian Business Leaders Forum. He is also a trustee of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association and a member of the Pacific Pension Institute and the Russell 20-20 Group. Mr. Siguler received a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Patrick Tierney

Mr. Patrick Tierney is Independent Director of MSCI Inc., since June 7, 2010. Mr. Tierney retired from Reed-Elsevier in February 2008, where he had served on the Board of Directors and Management Committee since January 2003 and served as the CEO of its Harcourt Education Division from January 2003 to February 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Tierney served as the CEO of Thomson Financial from June 2000 to December 2002 and as CEO of the Scientific, Technical, Healthcare, Business Information, Database and select Education business of The Thomson Corporation from June 1997 to June 2000. Mr. Tierney received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.