Nimalan Chinniah

Executive Vice President at Northwestern University

Nimalan Chinniah

Nimalan Chinniah

Executive Vice President at Northwestern University

Overview
Career Highlights

The University of Chicago
Vanderbilt University

RelSci Relationships

2622

Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

1

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Senior Fellow, Special Advisor to the Dean at University of Chicago- Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies

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Former Vice President & General Counsel at The University of Chicago

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President at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Inc.

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President at California Institute of Technology

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Chair, Department of Political Science at The University of Chicago

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Chief of Information & Accountability at Fontana Unified School District (California)

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Founder at The Academy Group

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Former Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Erikson Institute

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Curator at Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University

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Founder at WomenOnCall

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July 7, 2014
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Nimalan Chinniah
Executive Vice President at Northwestern University
Education
M.B.A

The Owen Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1969, Owen awards eight degrees: a standard 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive MBA, an Americas Executive MBA, a Master of Finance, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy-Valuation, a Health Care MBA, and a Master of Management in Health Care, as well as a large variety of joint professional and MBA degree programs. Owen is renowned for its Health Care MBA, a unique program that provides students an in-depth educational experience tailored to the health care industry. Owen also offers non-degree programs for undergraduates and executives.

B.S in Computer Science & Business, summa cum laude

TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL

Career History
Executive Vice President for Admin & Chief Financial Officer
Prior - 2014

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Chief Financial Officer, Academic Affairs
Prior

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly the intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry and equality, compassion and excellence in all endeavors.

Executive Vice President
Current

Northwestern University is a private institution founded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota. In 1853 the founders purchased a 379-acre tract of land on the shore of Lake Michigan 12 miles north of Chicago. They established a campus and developed the land near it, naming the surrounding town Evanston in honor of one of the University's founders, John Evans. After completing its first building, its first building in 1855, Northwestern began classes that fall with two faculty members and 10 students. Northwestern has three campuses and a total of 12 Schools and Colleges (one of which is located in South Florida. Two campuses are located on Lake Michigan, a 240-acre campus in Evanston, the first suburb north of Chicago, and a 25-acre campus in Chicago. One campus is located in Doha, Qatar. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment that transcends traditional academic boundaries. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth in a setting enhanced by the richness of Chicago.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Prior

First Horizon Bank provides commercial banking services. Its offers banking, cash management, borrowing, investment and planning, insuring and inverting, treasury management, financial planning, and executive banking. The company was founded by Frank S. Davis on March 25, 1864 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Member, Governing Board
Prior

TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS IN FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES.

Treasurer, Board of Directors
Prior

Chicago Children's Choir (CCC) is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. CCC serves over 4,000 singers throughout Chicago, ages 8 to 18, through the following choral programs: 1) the In-School Program in 79 Chicago schools; 2) the Neighborhood Choir Program, an after school program in ten Chicago communities, including Albany Park, Austin (new in 2016), Beverly, Englewood, Garfield Park/Off the Street Club, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen/Little Village, and Rogers Park ; 3) DiMension, a specialized ensemble for boys with changing voices; 4) Voice of Chicago, CCC's premier ensemble.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEES MISSION IS TO ENABLE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO NEED US MOST, TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, CARING, AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. IN ESSENCE, WE SEEK TO SAVE AND CHANGE THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND TEENS BY PROVIDING A SAFE, POSITIVE, AND ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT AND PROGRAMS THAT PREPARE AND INSPIRE THEM TO ACHIEVE GREAT FUTURES. FOR OVER 113 YEARS, BGCMT HAS BEEN IN THE FOREFRONT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, WORKING WITH YOUTH FROM DISADVANTAGED ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES. BGCMT ENRICHES THE LIVES OF GIRLS AND BOYS THAT OTHER YOUTH AGENCIES FAIL TO REACH. BGCMT SERVED OVER 3,900 YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH OUR THREE VEHICLES OF SERVICE: AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM; SUMMER ENRICHMENT SERVICES; AND SPORT LEAGUES.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $15K
2015

Chicago Children's Choir (CCC) is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. CCC serves over 4,000 singers throughout Chicago, ages 8 to 18, through the following choral programs: 1) the In-School Program in 79 Chicago schools; 2) the Neighborhood Choir Program, an after school program in ten Chicago communities, including Albany Park, Austin (new in 2016), Beverly, Englewood, Garfield Park/Off the Street Club, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen/Little Village, and Rogers Park ; 3) DiMension, a specialized ensemble for boys with changing voices; 4) Voice of Chicago, CCC's premier ensemble.

$2,500 - $4,999
2015

United Way of Metro Chicago, Inc. operates as non-profit organization, which allocate funds for health, education, financial stability and safety. The firm provides health, education and financial services. It offers 211 hotline support, center for human trafficking and slavery, born learning, and sports activities. The company was founded by Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Myron W. Reed, William J.O'Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$5,000 - $10K
2014

Chicago Children's Choir (CCC) is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence. CCC serves over 4,000 singers throughout Chicago, ages 8 to 18, through the following choral programs: 1) the In-School Program in 79 Chicago schools; 2) the Neighborhood Choir Program, an after school program in ten Chicago communities, including Albany Park, Austin (new in 2016), Beverly, Englewood, Garfield Park/Off the Street Club, Humboldt Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Pilsen/Little Village, and Rogers Park ; 3) DiMension, a specialized ensemble for boys with changing voices; 4) Voice of Chicago, CCC's premier ensemble.

Political Donations
Awards & Honors
Chicago United - Business Leaders of Color
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