Markus Aakko Executive Office Share Add Download Print Mr. Aakko is an executive vice president and global head of transformation, based in the Newport Beach office. He previously served as global head of strategy in PIMCO’s executive office, co-head of the U.S. corporate client channel, and an account manager. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2010, he was a managing director and portfolio manager in Global Portfolio Solutions within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). His prior experience with GSAM includes roles as head of risk management and head of fixed income for manager selection. Before joining GSAM, Mr. Aakko worked with the International Finance Corporation at the World Bank. He has 21 years of investment experience and holds master's and bachelor's degrees in finance from Helsinki School of Economics.