Dr. Aggarwal is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland, class of 2004 and is an experienced academic, executive, and board member. He serves on or has served on business and non-profit boards that include Manco/Henkle DIY Inc. (Duck, LePage, and Loctite brands) for a quarter century, Ancora Trust/Mutual Funds and Maxxus Investments, also for a quarter century, and the Flood Company (CWF and Penetrol Brands). He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and has been a consultant to the UN, the World Bank, US SEC, US Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Bank, and Fortune 100 companies and Commercial Banks. Raj is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. His board service also include Kent State University Foundation, Goodwill Industries, Hawken School, and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. He has also been the business dean at the University of Akron. He is a world renowned academic (often cited and quoted by other scholars and in the local, national, and international media) and has been the editor in chief of scholarly journals. He has been a Endowed Chaired Professor (three places), Professor, or Visiting Professor of business at John Carroll University, the University of Akron, Kent State University, Harvard, Michigan, South Carolina, and the University of Hawaii.