Advisory Board Member
Mr. Handa is an established board member and senior advisor with over thirty years of global experience in the financial, real estate and securitization markets. He is an industry leader with a deep understanding of investments, risk management, compliance, and corporate governance. He serves, or has served, on the boards of Carlyle Tactical Private Credit Fund, OHA CLO Enhanced Equity II, Fitch Ratings Inc. and its global affiliates, GreenPath Financial Wellness, Homeownership Preservation Foundation, Impact Community Capital, and American Securitization Forum, where he served as chair during the global financial crisis. Mr. Handa is a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business.
Prior to his retirement in 2014, Mr. Handa held a series of investment and executive management positions at TIAA-CREF where he was responsible for investment portfolios valued in excess of $180 billion. Among his various roles, he served as Head of Global Public Markets and Head of Global Real Estate (Fixed Income).
Mr. Handa received undergraduate degrees from The Cooper Union in Civil Engineering and New York University in Applied Science and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.