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Robert Chersi

Robert Chersi, Lead Independent Director

Robert J. Chersi has been a member of our Board since 2016. Mr. Chersi has been with Pace University since 2013, currently serving as the Executive Director for its Center for Global Governance, Reporting & Regulation, as well as an adjunct professor in its Department of Finance & Economics. In addition, since 2013, Mr. Chersi has served as the Helpful Executive in Reach (HEIR) in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers University, and has acted in an advisory capacity to financial services industry clients as an individual as well as thru Chersi Services LLC, which he founded in 2014. Prior to joining Pace, Mr. Chersi was a member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer of Financial Services at Fidelity Investments in Boston, from 2008 to 2012. While at Fidelity, as CFO Mr. Chersi led the finance, compliance, risk management, business consulting and strategic new business development functional organizations. From 1988 to 2008, Mr. Chersi served in numerous positions at UBS AG, including CFO of U.S. Wealth Management and Deputy CFO of Global Wealth Management and Business Banking. Mr. Chersi had several executive leadership positions while at UBS, including service on the UBS AG Group Managing Board from 2004 to 2008, which played an important role in developing and implementing the firm’s direction, values and principles and in promoting its global culture. Mr. Chersi currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Pace University Lubin School of Business. He has held the Certified Public Accountant designation, and is a 1983 graduate of Pace University, where he earned a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude.