Vijay Talwar, '99
President of International, Blue Nile
Vijay Talwar is Blue Nile general manager and president of international since April 2012. He joined Blue Nile in 2010 and has also served as chief executive officer and chief financial officer at Blue Nile. Previously, Mr. Talwar served as the chief executive officer of the William J. Clinton Foundation India, a global 501c(3) nongovernmental organization established to provide healthcare and sustainability programs across India and South Asia. Prior to the Clinton Foundation, he worked at Nike, Inc., the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories. Mr. Talwar left Nike after serving as the chief operating officer for the Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region; Mr. Talwar also served as the senior director of strategy and finance at Nike's Global Apparel division. Prior to that role, he served as a manager of the Global Strategic Planning group at Nike. Before Nike, Mr. Talwar was a consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm; a special projects manager and senior internal auditor at the Kellogg Company, a leading producer of cereal and convenience foods; and a senior tax consultant and audit assistant at Deloitte & Touche, an accounting firm.
Mr. Talwar holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a MA from Miami University, and a BA in accounting from the University of Findlay.