Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. JD, PhD
CIO, Red Cell Partners, Former CEO, TIAA, Former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
Dr. Roger W. Ferguson Jr. JD, PhD is the Chief Investment Officer at Red Cell Partners and the Steven A Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA and the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Previously, Dr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re, Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the company’s executive committee.
Dr. Ferguson currently serves on the boards of Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Blend Labs, Inc. (BLND), Corning (GLW), International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), as well as several private companies including Klarna, Europe’s most valuable privately-owned FinTech company, Red Cell Partners, and several non-profits including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Ferguson served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and he co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population. Dr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.