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Seun Salami, CPA
- Chief Financial Officer, Nuveen
About Seun Salami
Seun leads the finance organization at Nuveen, and recently served as the chief financial officer (interim) for the firm’s parent company, TIAA. He joined TIAA in May of 2018 as corporate controller, and later served as both TIAA’s chief accounting officer and principal financial officer of TIAA Real Estate Account.
An executive with successful track record of leading multifunctional teams from finance and operations to deliver results for global organizations, Seun came to TIAA/Nuveen from Jones Lang LaSalle Inc (JLL), a Fortune 500 global real estate company. Before his tenure at JLL, he spent over eleven years at Deloitte serving Fortune 500 clients, specializing in the insurance, asset management, and retail pharmacy sectors. In addition, he led various Deloitte programs focused on business development, diversity and inclusion, and was an Ellen P. Gabriel Fellow. Prior to joining Deloitte, Seun spent three years with KPMG & Andersen providing assurance services to Fortune Global 100 clients. He also worked as an investment banking analyst at Access Bank PLC.
Seun graduated with a B.S. in Management and Accountancy from Obafemi Awolowo University, a Master’s degree in Financial Economics from Ohio University, and an executive management certificate from Columbia Business School. He is a chartered accountant and a certified public accountant, licensed in Illinois.
Seun is a board member of CoreTrust, a Blackstone Company, Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), and United Hospital Fund of New York. He was a board member of the Illinois CPA Society and former chair of the Diversity Advisory Council.
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