12 October 2022
Sudhir Rajkumar has over 30 years of broad-based global investment experience, which includes leading global investment organizations, advising long-term investment institutions on building global investment operations, formulating and implementing investment policies, and hands-on experience with investing in global bond markets, private equity and project finance investments, and corporate finance and privatization advisory engagements.
Most recently, Mr. Rajkumar served as head of the UN’s New York-based Office of Investment Management, responsible for the investment of a US$70+ billion global investment portfolio of the UN pension fund – 85% of which is actively managed in-house – invested in over 100 countries and 27 currencies, across public and private market asset classes including global equities, global fixed income, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and commodities. Prior to that, he served with the World Bank Treasury and International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC in various investment roles, including as a senior advisor to several large, multi-asset class, long-term investment institutions seeking to build global investment operations.
Mr. Rajkumar holds an MBA from University of Chicago, a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics, a B.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Delhi, and a CFA charter. He serves on the Advisory Investment Committees of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He has previously served on the Investment Committees of the World Food Programme and of UNOPS. He also serves as Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee, of the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) – a global, research-based network of around 40 pension organizations. Mr. Rajkumar is co-editor and an author of the book Governance and Investment of Public Pension Assets: Practitioners’ Perspectives published by the World Bank.