Janine Guillot has over 25 years of experience in operating, risk management and finance roles in financial services. From 2010 to 2013, she served as chief operating investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), one of the world’s largest pension funds. She was responsible for CalPERS investment office business and operational management, CalPERS affiliate funds and CalPERS defined contribution plans.
Ms. Guillot also oversaw the CalPERS corporate governance program, including integration of sustainability and governance factors into investment decision-making and CalPERS engagement on financial market reform. She led development of CalPERS Investment Beliefs, a set of guiding principles for strategic management of the investment portfolio.
Ms. Guillot joined CalPERS from Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a global asset manager with approximately $1.5 trillion under management. She served as chief operating officer for BGI’s $450 billion Global Fixed Income business and as chief operating officer for BGI’s European business, based in London. In both roles, she was responsible for leading cross-functional teams to reduce operating risk, improve scalability and increase profitability of the businesses.
Prior to joining BGI, Ms. Guillot was at Bank of America for 12 years. She held a variety of positions at Bank of America, including chief planning and administrative officer for the consumer business, chief financial officer for the middle-market banking/commercial real estate businesses, and director of brand development. She started her career in public accounting at Ernst & Young.
Ms. Guillot holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She previously served as Co-Chair of the Accounting and Auditing Practices Committee of the International Corporate Governance Network, and she is a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Systemic Resolution. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Equilibrium Capital, Community Initiatives and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.