Michael Wilens serves as a member of the board of directors of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, and is president of Fidelity’s Enterprise Services function. Fidelity is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to individual investors, institutions and financial intermediaries. Enterprise Services is Fidelity’s collection of growth initiatives, including Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), its technology catalyst; LABS, Fidelity’s business incubator; Fidelity Charitable®, an independent public charity that offers the nation’s largest donor-advised fund program; the Fidelity’s Digital Asset Services (FDAS) cryptocurrency custody business; Akoya, Fidelity’s data aggregation services business; corporate business development; and corporate consulting. Mr. Wilens also oversees operating and investment organizations within Fidelity’s diversified investments portfolio, including eMoney, COLT telecom, COLT Data Center Services, and F-Prime Venture Capital.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Wilens was president of Fidelity’s Corporate Operations and Technology organization, which included corporate technology functions, fund accounting and cash management services, international operations, and Fidelity Charitable. He has also led Fidelity’s Workplace Investing Client Management organization. Preceding these roles, Mr. Wilens headed Fidelity’s Asset Management organization, overseeing Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), Pyramis Global Advisors, and Strategic Advisers, Inc. (SAI). Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Wilens spent 11 years in various senior roles at Thomson Reuters. He served as chief executive officer of Thomson’s North American Legal division (“Westlaw”), responsible for information solutions and software for legal professionals, where he directed approximately 8,000 staff members and worked with annual revenue of $2.2 billion and operating income of $880 million.
Other positions held by Mr. Wilens include Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Lagardere’s Legion in London from 1995 to 1996, Chief Technology Officer of Lawyers’ Cooperative Publishing from 1994 to 1995, and founder/chief operating officer of HCIA from 1989 to 1994, a healthcare information company that went public in 1994. He received a bachelor of science and master of science in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1975 and his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1978.