Purna Saggurti is a managing director and chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. The Global Corporate and Investment Banking business had $12.5 Billion in revenue in 2014 and the Investment Bank was ranked #3 globally and #2 in the United States. Prior to being named to his current role, Saggurti served as the co-head of Global Corporate & Investment Banking.
Saggurti is a member of the operating committee of Bank of America. He is on the board of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and is Vice Chairman of the Banks Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Prior to Bank of America acquiring Merrill Lynch, Saggurti was head of Americas Origination at Merrill Lynch, which included all Investment Banking coverage, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets Origination in the U.S, Canada and Latin America.
Saggurti is a member of the Graduate Executive Board of The Wharton School, and a member of the executive board of the US-India Business Council and is the former chairman of the board of trustees of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He is Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative of the World Bank and the United Nations.