B.S. Finance and Accounting from the University of Bombay, India; MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduated as a foreign student scholar. Vijay C. Advani is Executive Vice President for Franklin Templeton Investments – Global Advisory Services. He is responsible for Franklin Templeton’s global retail and institutional distribution strategies and initiatives, including sales, marketing, client service and product development. He is an officer of Franklin Resources, Inc., a member of several Franklin Templeton committees and a board member of various Franklin Templeton subsidiaries. Mr. Advani is a board member of Jumpstart, U.S – India Business Council (USIBC) and the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a committee member of the India Advisory Committee at the Santa Clara University (SCU) and former Board Member of Lok Foundation.