- Executive Chairman
Vijay Advani is Executive Chairman of Nuveen, the investment manager
He is responsible for Nuveen’s overall strategy and growth with a focus on three key initiatives of the firm: impact and ESG investing; the further development of Nuveen Labs; and growing Nuveen’s business and investment capabilities outside of the U.S. Vijay was CEO of Nuveen from 2017-2020, and had day-to-day responsibility for the firm.
Before joining the firm in 2017, Vijay was Co-President of Franklin Templeton Investments, where in a career of more than 20 years, he was responsible for long-term strategic initiatives and the firm’s investment management, trading and global retail and institutional channels. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Vijay spent 11 years at the World Bank advising governments on developing their financial markets and arranging equity, quasi-equity and debt financing.
Vijay is a member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute (ICI). He also serves on the Boards of Jumpstart and the U.S. - India Business Council (USIBC), FCLTGlobal and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). He is also an advisory board member for The Hive Incubator in Palo Alto, charter member of TiE Silicon Valley and past board member of the U.S. - India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Vijay is a committee member of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative, member of the India Advisory Committee and Investment Committee at the Santa Clara University (SCU) and former board member of Lok Foundation. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai and an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.