Michael Larson

Michael Larson since 1994 has been the Chief Investment Officer at Cascade Asset Management Company, the investment office for William H. Gates III, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust.

Over the course of his successful 40-year career, Mr. Larson has demonstrated a deep understanding of global capital markets, business cycles, capital allocation and the power of long-term investing. A champion of sound corporate governance, he’s aligned the interests of management, investors, shareholders and community stakeholders. He’s also been a leader in advancing sustainability, employee safety and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Mr. Larson has served on the Board of Directors of Ecolab Inc.; Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B.de C.V. (FEMSA); AutoNation, Inc.; Western Asset Funds; Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.; Hamilton Lane and Pan American Silver Corp.

Mr. Larson holds a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College and received his M.B.A from the University of Chicago. He resides in Seattle, Washington.