Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF, provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.
On November 17, 2020 Mr. Ferguson announced his intent to retire as President and CEO on March 31, 2021. The company's Board and Mr. Ferguson believe it is an appropriate time to identify a successor who can own TIAA's strategy for years to come and work with Mr. Ferguson to ensure an effective transition of leadership.
Mr. Ferguson formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. 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.
Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in April 2008, Mr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re, Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the companyâ€™s executive committee. From 1984 to 1997, he was an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Mr. Ferguson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-chairs its Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education. He serves on the boards of Alphabet, Inc., General Mills, Inc., and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., and on the advisory board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP.
He is Chairman of The Conference Board and serves on the boards of the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Group of Thirty. He previously chaired the Business-Higher Education Forum and served on its executive committee, and he served on the board of the American Council of Life Insurers.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.