Team

Gemma Bakx | Senior Vice President, ESG & Investor Perception

Gemma is joining LHS as a senior member of the investor relations team, bringing 20 years of client service experience.  She has worked as a trusted advisor with public companies across market caps and multiple geographies.  She has a demonstrated track record in investor engagement and stewardship, including governance specialists.

Prior to LHS, Gemma worked at Corbin Advisors as a senior member of the perception study division, where she transformed the investor outreach, more than doubling the response rate.  She represented the firm at conferences through panel moderating work.

Gemma started her investor relations career at Makinson Cowell, now part of Lazard in London, where she was instrumental in creating a European client base, making it the fastest growing geography for the firm.  During her long tenure, Gemma developed a comprehensive understanding of global equities markets, value creation strategies and message delivery, with a sharp attention for ESG integration into investment portfolios, for linking material risks to sustainable business strategy and purpose, and for alignment with the SDGs.  She is highly skilled at developing strategic investor relations programs to improve investors’ understanding of client companies and help expand the credibility of management teams.

In her free time, Gemma contributes to financial wellness education, particularly for teenage girls.  She firmly believes financial wellness is strongly linked to physical and mental health and leads to improving lives.