Farouki Majeed joined School Employees Retirement System of Ohio as chief investment officer in July, 2012. He came to SERS of Ohio from CalPERS, where he served as senior investment officer – asset allocation and risk management from 2007 to 2012. Previously, he was the inaugural CIO of the Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund of the United Arab Emirates. He was deputy director, investments, for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 2002 – 2004. Majeed was chief investment officer for the Orange County Employees Retirement System from 1997 – 2002 and investment officer of the Minneapolis Employees’ Retirement Fund from 1991 – 1997.
Majeed began his finance career in 1980 with the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka, his homeland, and worked in the Asia Division of Bank of America prior to arriving in the US in 1987 to pursue graduate studies. He has 30 years of experience in various investment and finance education positions in the United States and abroad.
Majeed holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration – Finance from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Sri Lanka. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He also serves on a voluntary basis as a member of the investment advisory committee of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Provident Fund based in Amman, Jordan.

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