Zachary May

Executive Director, Strategy and Policy

Joined in 2019

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About Zachary

Zak May is an Executive Director at IFM Investors, and is part of IFM’s global management team. Zak is responsible for developing and leading IFM’s public policy program and supporting the firm’s strategy to represent a distinct form of capital that delivers superior sustainable long-term investor returns in a manner that respects the environment, labour rights and the communities in which IFM’s assets operate. He is also the co-lead of the IFM firm-wide climate change strategy.

Zak joined IFM with significant experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining IFM, Zak was Director of Policy for Industry Super Australia, where Zak led the development and advocacy of the industry superannuation sector’s policy positions, the organisation’s research function, and strategic projects on matters of common interest among the industry superannuation funds. Before relocating to Australia, Zak served on the executive staff of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, after working as an attorney at Shearman & Sterling in San Francisco and at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York. Zak is a frequent participant in industry, government, and civil society expert panels.

Zak holds a doctor of law from New York University, and is admitted to practice law in several jurisdictions.