Board of Directors


Stephen Casper

Mr. Casper is a member of the GMO Board of Directors. He has more than thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry which includes senior leadership roles at The Rohatyn Group, Vastardis Capital Services, Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, Inc., and the Rockefeller Family Office. He is currently the Lead Independent Director at MarketAxess Holdings and serves on the Boards of the KLS Funds, CaringKind, a charity focused on support services for the Alzheimer’s community in New York City, and the Brooklyn Museum, where he is also a member of the Investment Committee. He was previously on the Board of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation. Mr. Casper holds a B.B.A. from Baruch College of the City University of New York and an M.S. in Finance and Accounting from the Wharton School of Business. 


Arjun Divecha

Head of Emerging Markets Equity

Mr. Divecha is the head of GMO’s Emerging Markets Equity team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors. Prior to joining GMO in 1993, he spent 12 years at BARRA directing software development, marketing, client service and emerging markets research and development. Mr. Divecha holds a Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an M.B.A. in Finance from Cornell University.


Myra Drucker

Ms. Drucker is a member of the GMO Board of Directors. Ms. Drucker’s long experience in investment management includes pioneering work in the field of quantitative investing, followed by lead investment roles at Xerox, International Paper, and General Motors Asset Management. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation (governing FASB and GASB), and as an investment committee member/advisor to The Boeing Company, the Kresge Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She serves on the boards of TrustedPeer LLC and Girls Who Invest, and formerly served as the Chair of Commonfund and Vice Chair of Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Drucker has a B.A. in Literature and Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College.


Jeremy Grantham

Long-Term Investment Strategist, Co-Founder

Mr. Grantham co-founded GMO in 1977 and is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team, serving as the firm’s long-term investment strategist. He is a member of the GMO Board of Directors and has also served on the investment boards of several non-profit organizations. Prior to GMO’s founding, Mr. Grantham was co-founder of Batterymarch Financial Management in 1969 where he recommended commercial indexing in 1971, one of several claims to being first. He began his investment career as an economist with Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Grantham earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Sheffield (U.K.) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, holds a CBE from the UK and is a recipient of the Carnegie Medal for Philanthropy.


Scott Hayward

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hayward is the Chief Executive Officer of GMO and a member of the GMO Board of Directors. Prior to joining GMO in 2017, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Quantitative Management Associates LLC (QMA) for 11 years. Previously, he was the Head of Client Relations at QMA and Jennison Associates (both affiliates of Prudential Financial, Inc.). Prior to joining QMA and Jennison Associates in 2003, Mr. Hayward served as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Client Services and Marketing at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Prior to that, he was a Vice President and served in a variety of roles in the investment bank, private bank, and corporate divisions at J.P. Morgan & Co. Mr. Hayward earned his BA in Political Science from Boston College.

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Ben Inker

Head of Asset Allocation

Mr. Inker is head of GMO’s Asset Allocation team and a member of the GMO Board of Directors. He joined GMO in 1992 following the completion of his B.A. in Economics from Yale University.  In his years at GMO, Mr. Inker has served as an analyst for the Quantitative Equity and Asset Allocation teams, as a portfolio manager of several equity and asset allocation portfolios, as co-head of International Quantitative Equities, and as CIO of Quantitative Developed Equities.  He is a CFA charterholder.


Peg McGetrick

Ms. McGetrick is a member of the GMO Board of Directors. Previously, Ms. McGetrick was a founding partner of Liberty Square Asset Management and portfolio manager. In her previous employment with GMO from 1984 to 1996, she was a portfolio manager on the International Active Equity team and was also partner of the firm from 1988 through 1997. Ms. McGetrick began her investment career in non-U.S. equities in 1982 as an analyst for The Commonfund for International Investments. She currently serves on the Board of Save the Children, where she is also chair of the Investment Committee, and formerly served on the Investment Committees of Partners Healthcare System, Providence College, and The Wheeler School. Ms. McGetrick graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business Management and holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Fairfield University.


Mark Nitzberg

Dr. Nitzberg is a member of the GMO Board. He has more than twenty-five years' experience founding, managing, and advising technology-oriented companies. Dr. Nitzberg is currently Executive Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence and Head of Strategic Outreach for Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He also currently serves in advisory, board, and other executive roles for DM Group, Grabango, Akvo Foundation USA, Spoondrift Technologies, and Cambrian Group. Previously, he was Director of Computer Vision Products at A9, an Amazon subsidiary focused on search engine and search advertising technology, following Amazon’s acquisition of The Blindsight Corporation, where Dr. Nitzberg was the founding CEO. Prior to that, he co-founded Smartleaf, a provider of automated portfolio rebalancing and tax optimization solutions for wealth managers, RIAs, broker-dealers, and banks. He also co-founded RapidCare, Inc., and served in leadership roles at Viaweb. Dr. Nitzberg earned his B.A. in Mathematics and Music Composition from the University of Oregon and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University.