Peter C. Clapman
3 Valley Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Peter C. Clapman was the Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Counsel for TIAA-CREF for 32 years until his retirement in 2005. He also headed its corporate governance program. Business Week cited TIAA-CREF as having, at the time of his leadership, the most influential investor corporate governance program in the United States and globally.
He is currently active in many organizations concerned with corporate governance. He is a member of the Stanford Law School Institutional Investor Forum, and is a speaker at its Directors and Fiduciary Colleges. The Stanford Forum published the “Clapman Report” (quoted and used) recommending best practices for governance of institutional investors and his Committee updated that Report in 2012. He is on the advisory boards of the Columbia Millstein Center and the University of Delaware governance center. He served on the NY State Comptroller Pension Fund Task Force. He was previously on committees of the NYSE, NASDAQ and the London Stock Exchange. He is a board member and former Chair of the IRRC Institute.
He is on the Board of iPass, a NASDAQ-listed company, where he Chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee.
He is a Senior Advisor of CamberView, which advises managements and boards of public companies concerning their relationships with institutional investors. He is a partner of Governance for Owners LLP, a UK based investment organization, offering global investment and governance services, and its Chairman and President in the US.
He is on the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors, which represents independent directors and issues “best practice” reports on key corporate governance issues.
He was the Independent Chairman of the AARP Mutual Funds Board of Trustees. He is the Vice Chairman of the Conference of (Mutual) Fund Leaders.
The International Corporate Governance (ICGN) gave him the ICGN 2005 Award for his significant achievements in improving global corporate governance standards. He was described as a “trusted thought leader to members of corporate management and boards of directors as well as institutional investors”, because of his balanced approach, He was the Chairman of the ICGN from 1999-2002, and led the organization through its major expansion. He has been cited in Smart Money and by the Financial Times for his influential role in global corporate governance.
Corporate Secretary Magazine in 2010 profiled him in conferring its Lifetime Achievement Award for Corporate Governance, stating that his “thoughtful and balanced approach to governance and investing issues” enabled him to be “equally well regarded by both the investor and corporate communities”.
He is a graduate of Princeton University, and earned the J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He was elected a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) in 1993.