About the Expert

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Roger W. Ferguson Jr. is the Steven A. Tananbaum Distinguished Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a contributor to CNBC and the Pembroke Visiting Professor of International Finance at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School. Dr. Ferguson is the immediate past president and CEO of TIAA. Prior to joining TIAA, Dr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re and chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. Dr. Ferguson is the former vice chairman of the board of governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell and was an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company. Dr. Ferguson is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s board of regents. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He serves on the boards of Alphabet, Inc.; Corning, Inc.; General Mills, Inc.; and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. Dr. Ferguson is also active as an advisor and board member with various private fintech companies. He serves on the boards of the Conference Board, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Ferguson holds a BA, JD, and a PhD in economics, all from Harvard University.

Affiliations: 

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, co-chair of the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education
  • American Philosophical Society, fellow
  • Conference Board, trustee
  • Group of Thirty, trustee, member
  • Institute for Advanced Study, trustee
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, board of overseers member
  • Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, board member
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • The National September 11th Museum and Memorial, trustee

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