Priya Mathur is an Advisor to Huck Capital, where she provides leadership on ESG and sustainability as well as counsel on the Fund’s capital raise and investment opportunities.
Priya was the first female board president of CalPERS, the agency that manages the pension and health benefits of California’s public employees.
She is a principal financial analyst for Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART). Before joining BART, she was a consultant with Public Financial Management Inc., a leading advisor to local governments.
For more than 10 years Priya chaired CalPERS' Pension & Health Benefits Committee, which oversees the $9 billion Health Benefits Program on behalf of 1.4 million members and their beneficiaries.
Priya favors making investment decisions with a view to long-term objectives and risks, incorporating sustainability factors that could impact the fund's performance over the long term. These considerations were incorporated into the development of CalPERS' Investment Beliefs, adopted in 2013, which she championed. The Investment Beliefs provide the framework for CalPERS' investment program.
For five years Priya served as a member of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Board. CalPERS was a founding signatory of PRI, a United Nations-supported organization that promotes active ownership and responsible investment throughout the investment ecosystem.
She has a master's degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's degree in economics and literature from Connecticut College.