Vijaya Govindan


Vijaya is Executive Director of the AQR Asset Management Institute at London Business School.

Vijaya has a background in sustainability and finance gained at firms including UBS, where she was an Equity Strategist for Sustainable & Responsible Investing (SRI), Islamic Finance, Emerging Markets and Global Equities within asset management. She initiated and led the introduction of the firm’s SRI capabilities in North America and founded the UBS SRI Roundtable, a global cross-divisional forum for SRI collaboration. She represented the firm within the UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative North American Task Force (UNEPFI NATF) and regional trade associations, among others.

Vijaya has spoken at numerous conferences and events including Public Employees Retirement Systems, the Public Funds Board Forum, the Swiss Business Council, the British-Arab Chamber of Commerce, UNEPFI, Responsible Property Investing and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. She has featured in media such as Institutional Investor. Vijaya was nominated for the 2degrees Sustainability Champions Award for Community Member of the Year in 2013 and is a member of the Impact Hub network.

Vijaya has a BSc from the University of Bristol, where she was elected JCR President and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, where she was founder and co-chair of Net Impact. She sits on the Booth Alumni Committee for the UK. She holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Email: vgovindan[at]