Ken Tanji is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. He was appointed in December 2018 and oversees global financial management matters, including financial reporting, investor relations, treasury, tax, corporate development, and actuarial.
Prior to this position, Tanji was senior vice president and treasurer at Prudential Financial, Inc., where he was responsible for management of the company’s capital, liquidity, borrowing, and cash management.
Prior to taking on the treasurer role in 2013, Tanji served as chief financial officer of Prudential’s International businesses. In this position, he was responsible for the financial and actuarial management of Prudential’s International Insurance and Investment businesses operating in 10 countries in Asia, South America, and Europe.
Previously, Tanji was senior financial officer of Prudential Annuities, responsible for its financial reporting, planning, analysis, and capital management functions. In addition, he was Prudential’s business representative for its retail brokerage joint venture with Wachovia Securities from 2003 through 2009.
Tanji also served as vice president of Finance for Prudential’s asset management business and held various positions with Prudential Securities’ Private Client and Debt Capital Markets Groups. Tanji joined Prudential in 1988 with the group insurance and healthcare operation in Minneapolis.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University, an MBA in finance from the University of Minnesota, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Tanji serves as trustee and treasurer for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and is trustee and treasurer for the Winston School of Short Hills. He also sits on Prudential’s Enterprise Inclusion Council and was formerly the executive sponsor of Prudential’s Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APA) business resource group.