- Surya holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.
Surya Kolluri is head of the TIAA Institute, overseeing research on enhancing lifelong financial security and organizational effectiveness in higher education and the broader nonprofit sector. The TIAA Institute was established 25 years ago to advance TIAA’s longstanding commitment to scholarship and strengthen the company’s partnership with the higher education community. The Institute provides consulting services for institutions and its insights support TIAA clients, consultants and policymakers.
Surya joins the TIAA Institute from Bank of America, where he spent 16 years, most recently as managing director of the Retirement Research and Insights team. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in corporate strategy consulting, first at A.T. Kearney and then Bain & Co. He is an advisor to the Wharton Social Impact Investing Initiative and sits on the boards of the Wharton Pension Research Council and the MA/NH Chapter of the U.S. Alzheimer’s Association.
An in-demand public speaker, Surya has presented at the World Economic Forum, Tokyo G20 Summit on Aging and Financial Inclusion, White House Conference on Aging, National Governors Association, Dementia Forum X in Stockholm, World Health Organization Convening on Healthy Aging in Geneva, and the OECD roundtable at Oxford University. He also served on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Healthy Aging and Longevity and has spoken on these topics at Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.
Surya lives with his family in Brookline, MA.