Ajit Naidu is Executive Vice President and acting Head of Client Services & Technology. He joined TIAA in 2018 as the Chief Technology & Operations Officer for Nuveen. In 2021, Ajit became the acting global leader of all technology, operations and client service teams for the TIAA enterprise.
Previously, Ajit was the founding CEO of MDC Business Management, a shared services company under Mubadala Group, a strategic investment firm for the Abu Dhabi government in the United Arab Emirates. There he led a program of innovation, change management, automation and resource integration.
Prior to that, Ajit served as Mubadala Group’s Chief Information Officer, designing and implementing an award winning private cloud data center that provided agile PaaS and SaaS services to more than 30 client organizations. Before that, he spent 12 years at Merrill Lynch in various roles, notably as Chief Technology Officer for Global Markets and Investment Banking.
Ajit serves on the Board of Directors for TIAA India and is a member of the CIO Executive Council. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Mysore University in India.