Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
President and CEO
“By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our clients with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals,” Roger Ferguson writes on TIAA-CREF‘s website.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in 2008, Ferguson was Financial Markets Strategist for Swiss Re and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. Earlier, he was Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He began his career as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City.
Ferguson is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, of the Academy’s Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences, of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Group of Thirty. He was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and of the Institute for Advanced Study, and sites on the Board of Overseers and Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is also Chairman of The Economic Club of New York.
He has a bachelor’s degree, a juris doctor and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.