Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF
Sudhir Rajkumar was named Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, effective 1 January 2018. As RSG, Mr. Rajkumar has the delegated responsibility and authority to act on the Secretary-General’s behalf in all matters related to the investment of the US$65 billion multi-asset class global investment portfolio of the UNJSPF.
Mr. Rajkumar has 29 years of broad-based global investment experience with the World Bank and International Finance Corporation, covering formulation and implementation of investment policies, and hands-on experience with global bond markets, private equity and project finance transactions, and corporate finance and privatization advisory engagements.
Mr. Rajkumar was most recently head of the global pension investments advisory program at the World Bank Treasury, a role in which he provided advisory services to some of the largest pension funds and other multi-asset class, long-term investment institutions globally. He has served as a senior advisor to several funds and 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 Committee on Investments of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Investment Committee of the UN Office of Project Services (UNOPS). He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Research Partners Committee, of 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.