William Browder is the Founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, a leading global asset management firm. After eleven years of investing exclusively in Russia, in April 2007 Mr. Browder launched Hermitage Global, a deep value public equity fund focusing on emerging and frontier markets.
Mr. Browder is a leading shareholder rights activist and has been credited with a number of breakthroughs improving corporate governance standards at major Russian companies, including Sberbank and Gazprom. Mr. Browder was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005 and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.
Mr. Browder received a BA in Economics, with honors, from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.