Vijay Murugappan

President and CEO, FQA Advisory
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Vijay Murugappan is the Managing Partner and CEO of First Quadrant Advisory (FQA), a boutique strategy consulting firm that serves clients across a range of solutions, including Growth and Market Expansion, M&A, Product Innovation, Operational Transformation, Finance Transformation, Digitalization and Process Improvement. He founded FQA in 2019 and led its growth and within 2 years, earned recognition from Consulting Magazine as one of 20 Best Small Consulting Firms to work for.

Vijay has served as corporate executive at a $40B health insurance company, as well as in consulting leadership roles at Deloitte, IBM and PwC. In these roles, he has helped clients build and deliver strategies to grow revenue by $2B, reduce cost of goods sold by $1B-$3B, led product innovation, developed approaches to leverage emerging technology and business models, helped CFOs, CIOs and COOs maximize the output of their functional areas, developed approaches to making trade-off decisions across product lines and markets, and led sales, distribution and pricing functions.
As a passionate advocate for social impact, Vijay launched a non-profit social impact practice within FQA in 2021 focused on addiction and substance abuse. Vijay has attended Executive Education at the Wharton School, has an MBA in Organizational Strategy from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Vijay was named a Top 100 Under-50 Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine. In his spare time, Vijay is an avid golfer and active parent of his middle-school twins.
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