Priya Mathur is serving her fourth term on the CalPERS Board of Administration. As Chair of the Pension & Health Benefits Committee, she oversees CalPERS’ $8 billion per year Health Benefits Program.
Ms Mathur is a proponent of making decisions with a view to long-term objectives or consequences, and of sustainable investing at CalPERS. Both practices were incorporated into the development of CalPERS’ Investment Beliefs, which she championed. The Investment Beliefs provide the framework for CalPERS’ investment program. CalPERS is a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and one of the first asset owners to sign the Montreal Pledge. As a member of the PRI Board for four years, Ms Mathur chaired its Governance Committee during the organization’s comprehensive governance review and adoption of a new governance structure. Today she serves on the newly reconstructed PRI Board. She is also a member of the Investor Advisory Council for Astia, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the success of women-led, high-growth ventures.
Ms Mathur is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), where she oversees the development of BART’s $9+ billion capital infrastructure investment program. Before joining BART in 1998, she was a consultant with Public Financial Management Inc, a leading advisor to local governments, bringing to market approximately $2.5 billion in municipal bonds.
Ms Mathur has a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and literature from Connecticut College.