Naguib Kheraj is a banker by background. He began his career at Salomon Brothers in 1986 and went on to hold a number of senior positions at leading international financial institutions.
Over the course of 12 years at Barclays, he served as Group Finance Director and Vice-Chairman and in various business leadership positions. He was CEO of JP Morgan Cazenove, a London-based investment banking business. Mr Kheraj is currently Chairman of Rothesay Life, a specialist pensions insurer, Deputy Chairman of Standard Chartered, an international banking group, and a member of the Finance Committee of the University of Cambridge. He has recently been appointed to the board of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance as an independent member. He will be the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee from the beginning of 2022.
Mr Kheraj is a former Non-Executive Director of National Health Service England, and has served as a Senior Adviser to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Service and to the Financial Services Authority in the UK.
He has also served as a member of the Board of the UK-US Fulbright Commission, the Princes Trust Development Board, the Investment Committee of the Wellcome Trust and the Finance Committee of Oxford University Press.
Mr Kheraj spends a substantial proportion of his time as a Senior Advisor to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and serves on the Boards of various entities within the Network, including the Aga Khan University and the University of Central Asia, and is Chairman of the AKDN Endowment Committee.
Mr Kheraj was educated at Dulwich College, London, and Cambridge University, where he graduated with a degree in Economics.