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Marie E. Dzanis, CIMA®

Head of Asset Management, EMEA

Marie Dzanis, CIMA®, is head of asset management in EMEA, responsible for the end-to-end asset management business in the region including strategy, governance, operations, portfolio management, product business development and talent of Northern Trust Asset Management.

Marie is the CEO of Northern Trust Global Investment, LTD (U.K.) and sits on the boards of Northern Trust Global Funds, PLC; Northern Trust Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited, Northern Trust Investment Funds and FlexShares ETF ICAV Funds. Marie serves on several executive, business and risk committees globally for Northern Trust Asset Management including the Northern Trust Asset Management Executive Committee and EMEA cross-business. 

Previous to joining Northern Trust in 2011, Marie held executive positions at iShares/Blackrock, JPMorgan Asset Management and Smith Barney. Marie’s comprehensive business acumen highlights driving diverse and profitable growth in businesses. Her multifaceted career began as a financial advisor and subsequently includes experience in securities lending, trading, product development, sales management and profit-and-loss management. 

As a recognized industry leader and media contributor, Marie has been celebrated twice as among the “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” announced by Financial News on October 10, 2021 and October 16, 2022.* Marie is both the chairman of the Risk Audit and Finance Committee and a member of the Renumeration Committee of The Investment Association of the U.K. She is also a member of the C200 most successful women in business, along with Irish Funds and Women in ETFs.

Marie has a bacherlor’s degree in political theory from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is a Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Additionally, Marie is on the women’s board of the University of Chicago Cancer Foundation, Advisory Board for BlinkNow Charitable Foundation. She also is a producer for the Maggie Doyne documentary called “Love Letters to my Children.”


* “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” awards published by Financial News on 10/10/2021 and 10/16/2022. Award candidates must be based in Europe and work in, or have influence on, Financial News's core areas of coverage, including investment banking, institutional asset management, hedge funds, private equity, trading, pensions, exchanges, clearing, financial technology and professional services, in addition to key support and advisory services to these sectors. All nominees are considered by the editorial panel using the following criteria: influence over their business area, leadership within their sector or industry, performance over the past year, and their capacity to shape their business and/or industry over the year ahead.