Previously, Subha was senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Freddie Mac, where she served on the firm’s management committee and led its foundation. Prior to her time at Freddie Mac, Subha spent 20-plus years at Merrill Lynch as managing director and served as its first global head of diversity and inclusion, where she built the company’s D&I strategy, infrastructure and execution plans from the ground up. She also created a highly successful Multicultural Business Development Group to focus the company’s wealth management business on diverse and multicultural communities, bringing in over $8 billion in new assets and $50-plus million in annual revenue in just three years. She began her career at the firm as a financial advisor, where she was a top 100 advisor among 16,000 in the firm.
A former adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she taught gender policy, Subha now serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions: education, cancer research, and the advancement of women and girls.
Currently, Subha serves on Rutgers University’s Board of Overseers. She is also chair of Rutgers’ Institute for Women’s Leadership and formerly co-chaired the creation of the university’s Gloria Steinem Chair for Media, Culture and Feminist Studies. Subha sits on the Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Director’s Advisory Council, where she is its immediate past chairperson. At Rice University, she is co-chair of the Rice360 Advisory Board, a global health technologies program focused on eliminating neonatal mortality rate disparities in sub-Saharan Africa. She is also an emerita board member of Rice University and the Jones Graduate School of Business.
Subha sits on the board of directors for the SHRM Foundation (Society of Human Resource Managers) and on the advisory boards of Snowden Lane Partners, an independent wealth advisory firm, and Whiterabbit.ai, an artificial intelligence medtech company.
A native of India, Subha holds a B.A. from Bombay University, and an MBA and M.S. in accounting from Rice University. She has two grown children and lives in Naples, Florida, and New Hope, Pennsylvania, with her husband.