Fordham University Taps Geeta Kapadia as CIO

Kapadia succeeds Eric Wood, who had been the university’s CIO since 2011.

Fordham University has named Geeta Kapadia as CIO of its $1 billion endowment, effective August 22. She succeeds Eric Wood, who had been the university’s CIO since 2011.


Kapadia joins Fordham from the nonprofit Yale New Haven Health System, where she has been associate treasurer for investments since 2009. There she led a team that oversaw the academic medical center’s $5.7 billion in assets and the system’s $3.8 billion in defined contribution retirement assets.


Prior to Yale New Haven, Kapadia was also a senior investment consultant with Mercer Investment Consulting in the U.K. from 2005 to 2008, and in 2004 was an investment analyst and director of marketing for Capital Metrics and Risk Solutions in Pune, India.


Kapadia earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an investment management certificate from the U.K. Society of Investment Professionals. She is a member of the CFA Institute and has served on its disciplinary review committee.


According to Fordham, the CIO collaborates with the board of trustees’ finance and investment committee and Fordham’s senior leaders in the finance area to create the university’s investment strategy.


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