Reena Aggarwal

Reena Aggarwal

Finance, Vice Provost for Faculty and Professor

Georgetown University

Professor Aggarwal specializes in global financial markets, securities market regulation, capital raising, initial public offerings, initial coin offerings, FinTech, institutional investors, ETFS, private equity, valuation, stock exchange structure, and corporate governance. In 2015, her research was recognized for addressing global governance challenges and received the prestigious BlackRock-National Association of Corporate Directors Award. She was honored with the Allan N. Nash Distinguished Doctoral Graduate Award by University of Maryland, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award by BITS Pilani. She serves on the editorial boards of major journals. She regularly presents her work to government agencies and at academic conferences. Dr. Aggarwal has previously held various positions including Interim Dean and Deputy Dean of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business; Visiting Professor of Finance at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; FINRA Academic Fellow; Academic Fellow at the U.S. SEC; Visiting Research Scholar at the International Monetary Fund; Fulbright Scholar to Brazil; World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of Financing and Capital; and as a Distinguished Scholar at the Reserve Bank of India‚Äôs CAFRAL. Dr. Aggarwal has consulted for governments, law firms, companies, and for organizations including the IMF, World Bank, UN, IFC, OPIC, IADB, and OECD. She has provided advice to financial institutions, stock exchanges, and securities commissions in several countries, including India, China, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, Ecuador and United States. Dr. Aggarwal serves on the Board of Cohen and Steers, New York Life Investment Management IndexIQ, Brightwood Capital, and REAN Cloud. Her research and analysis is regularly cited in Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, CNBC, BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes among others. She received a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.M.S. from BITS, India.


University of Maryland-College Park – Ph.D.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science – MMS

Areas of Expertise

Private Equity

Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Institutional Investors

Corporate Governance


Financial Markets