John Rogers CFA
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Among his 29 years of experience as an investment practitioner and executive, Chartered Financial Analyst John Rogers served from 2009 to 2014 as president and CEO of the CFA Institute, a professional financial and investment credentialing organization. During his tenure, John Rogers directed strategic planning for the CFA Institute and publicly articulated the mission of the organization through worldwide speaking engagements as well as television and newspaper interviews. Leading the Institute through a period of innovation, he established the Future of Finance initiative and developed the Claritas Investment Certificate, the organization’s first new globally recognized credential in 50 years.
Before beginning his career in finance and investment, John Rogers graduated from Yale University with a BA in history. He earned his MA in East Asian Studies from Stanford University. As part of his graduate studies, he completed an intensive Japanese language program at the Tokyo Interuniversity Center for Japanese Language. Due in part to his fluency in spoken and written Japanese, he was recruited out of graduate school to join Citibank Japan as a currency dealer.
Today, John Rogers, CFA, works at the Georgia regional headquarters of leading paper and filtration company SWM. As a non-executive director of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee, he manages financial reporting and ensures that SWM is operated in the interests of its NYSE stockholders.
When not working, Rogers chairs the endowment committee of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also belongs to the Yale University Alumni Service Committee.