Distinguished Speaker Series: Mr. Timothy J. Mayopoulos, the President and CEO of Fannie Mae

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Tiya Jain

Tiya Jain is a Baker Program in Real Estate graduate student. Prior to Baker she completed her chartered accountancy course in India (Equivalent to the CPA) and has 6 years of post-qualification experience with multinationals such as Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte etc. Her last position at Deloitte involved advising large developers and private equity funds on funding, structuring and cost saving transactions in line with the local laws and regulations. Prior to Deloitte, she helped Aldia Capital, a boutique investment advisor in India, set up base in Mumbai. She was responsible for creating trusting relationships with the local real estate developers for the firm to secure $100 mm mandates. Tiya also strengthened local banking and financial relationships to the firm to tie up both ends of the deal making process. She is also interested in sustainable energy solutions, solar technology and she implemented the same for 3 housing societies in her neighborhood in Mumbai to cut energy costs by 25%. At Cornell, Tiya is the VP of Events for the Cornell Real Estate Women’s club that looks at leveraging opportunities for professional growth for women and eliminating the gender differences in the real estate industry. Tiya is also a Junior editor for the Cornell Review. The assignment involves contributing high quality research articles for the Cornell yearly journal and also interviewing real estate industry leaders who speak at the Distinguished Speaker Series. She enjoys playing Sudoku and practicing eastern philosophies such as yoga and meditation in her free time. Post Baker she would like to work in real estate investments and finance.

On February 9th, we have the distinct honor of hosting Mr. Tim J. Mayopoulos ’80, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fannie Mae for the distinguished speaker series. Tim started his career with investment banking and held positions with at Deutsche Bank, First Boston and Credit Suisse. He was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Bank of America till 2009. Tim joined Fannie Mae shortly after that as General Counsel and was soon promoted to the role of CEO. Fannie Mae was placed in conservatorship during the financial crisis, and he has played an integral role in the successful recovery of the company.

As President and CEO, Tim is focused on sustaining Fannie Mae’s efforts to support the U.S. mortgage market and on driving the company’s contributions to creating a better housing finance system for the future. Under his leadership, Fannie Mae has made great strides in transferring credit risk to private capital to better protect taxpayers. Fannie Mae is committed to serving its customers and the market with solutions that promote sustainable homeownership. The company is creating new tools – and enhancing its existing foundational resources – to support lenders. Fannie Mae has also continued to play a major role in providing mortgage credit, assisting troubled homeowners, building a strong new book of business, and paying taxpayers for their investment in the company. As of September 30, 2016, Fannie Mae has paid dividends of $151.4 billion to the U.S. Treasury on its investment in the company.

Tim brings more than 25 years of experience to his leadership post. He is a graduate of Cornell University (1980) and the New York University School of Law. Mr. Mayopoulos serves on the Board of Directors of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a technology and engineering company based in McLean, Virginia and the Lending Club, world’s largest peer-to-peer lending platform. We look forward to him sharing his formula for success in the industry.


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