Before joining the firm in 2017, Vijay was Co-President of Franklin Templeton Investments, where—in a career of more than 20 years—he was responsible for long-term strategic initiatives and the firm’s investment management, trading and global retail and institutional channels. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Vijay spent 11 years at the World Bank advising governments on developing their financial markets and arranging equity, quasi-equity and debt financing.
He is Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of the U.S.– India Business Council (USIBC). VIjay is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute (ICI) and serves on the boards of Jumpstart, FCLTGlobal and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). He is also an advisory board member for The Hive Incubator in Palo Alto, charter member of TiE Silicon Valley and past board member of the U.S.–India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Vijay is a committee member of the San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative, member of the India Advisory Committee and Investment Committee at the Santa Clara University (SCU), and former board member of Lok Foundation.
Vijay earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mumbai and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.