Roger W. Ferguson

Roger W. Ferguson

Roger W. Ferguson | 2021 Whitehead Award Recipient

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. is President and CEO of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.

He is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System. As the only Governor in Washington, DC on 9/11, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the US financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community that the US economy would not be paralyzed.

Mr. Ferguson was previously head of financial services for Swiss Re, an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company, and an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents and serves on the New York State Insurance Advisory Board and the boards of Alphabet, General Mills and International Flavors & Fragrances. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, he also serves on the boards of the American Council of Life Insurers, The Conference Board, the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Mr. Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.