Vijay Advani was most recently the Executive Chairman of Nuveen, the investment management arm of TIAA. He was responsible for Nuveen’s strategy, distribution and operations, as well as the investment affiliates that comprise Nuveen’s multi-boutique structure. Before joining Nuveen 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. He worked in several emerging economies in the former Soviet Union, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Vijay is a member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute ( ICI), board member at Jumpstart and the U.S. – India Business Council (USIBC). He is also an advisory board member for The Hive Incubator in Palo Alto, advisory council member of DocuSign in San Francisco, 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 earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.