Mr. Rathnam has served in senior positions at a number of investment firms, most notably Scudder, Stevens & Clark (now part of Deutsche Asset Management) in Boston, one of the oldest and largest investment firms in the United States.  At Scudder, he founded and headed the yield bond, emerging market private equity, and emerging market bond departments.  He has extensive investment banking and project experience in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and in Asia.  Rathnam also writes a quarterly opinion column on investments for Euromoney Magazine in London.

Rathnam was educated at Dartmouth College (AB) in the United States, and Oxford University (D.Phil) in the United Kingdom.  He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.  He has served as a director of the Boston Society of Security Analysts.  He is married with three children and divides his time between Singapore and the United States.