Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in April 2008, Roger was head of financial services for Swiss Re and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation.
Mr. Ferguson served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System from 1997 to 2006 and was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1997 to 2006. During that time, he was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, served as Chairman of the Financial Stability Forum, and chaired Federal Reserve Board committees on banking supervision and regulation, payment system policy, and reserve bank oversight. From 1984 to 1997, Roger was an Associate and then a Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Mr. Ferguson is a member of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He serves on the Board of Directors of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. He also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Study, the Board of Overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP and serves as co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population. He is vice chairman of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harvard University Visiting Committee for the Memorial Church, and the Group of Thirty.
Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University. He brings his depth of knowledge of TIAA-CREF operations, his sound business judgment, his extensive knowledge of the finance industry, and his familiarity with governmental oversight of the financial services industry.