Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice Lead
The Conference Board
Matteo Tonello is managing director at The Conference Board. In his role, Tonello advises members of The Conference Board on issues of corporate governance, risk management, corporate sustainability and citizenship. He regularly participates as a speaker and moderator in educational programs on best practices and conducts analyses and research in collaboration with leading corporations, institutional investors, and professional firms.
He is the author of several publications, including the bestselling Corporate Governance Handbook: Legal Standards and Board Practices and annual benchmarking reports on director compensation and board practices, CEO succession practices, proxy voting, and corporate sustainability practices.
Tonello was named by the National Association of Corporate Directors to the Directorship 100, a list of the most influential experts in corporate governance. He is a member of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and serves on the Advisory Council of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). He also was the co-chair of The Conference Board Expert Committee on Shareholder Activism and a member of the technical advisory board to The Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation. Prior to joining The Conference Board, he practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Tonello is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Bologna.