Alfred P. West, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Al West, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEI, the Oaks, Pennsylvania-based financial services company he founded in 1968.
SEI is a leading global provider of outsourced asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth.
Al, who is a native Floridian, received his Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1966.
He is the Chairman of the Board of the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at Wharton; Chairman of the Washington-based American Business Conference; member of the Georgia Tech Foundation; winner of The Joseph Mayo Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award; winner of Philadelphia Hospitality's Vision for Philadelphia Award; member of the Wharton Board of Overseers; and, Chairman of the Board of WestBridge, a private non-profit organization supporting the recovery of those with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
Al is a recipient of the Joseph P. Wharton Award, and was named Legend CEO by the Technology Council of Philadelphia in 1995. In 2002, the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group presented Al with the Raymond Rafferty Entrepreneurial Excellence Award which recognizes “an individual who has founded a successful venture-backed company and has greatly influenced a specific industry with pioneering ideas.” In 2006, Al received the B’Nai B’rith International Distinguished Humanitarian Award for his outstanding civic commitment. In 2010, Investment Advisor recognized Al as one of the 30 most influential people in and around the independent advice business in the magazine's “Thirty for Thirty.” In 2011, Al was recognized by Strategic Insight, a business intelligence provider to the worldwide fund industry, as one of the 60 most influential “Visionaries of the Modern Era of the Mutual Fund Industry.” This recognition pays tribute to the individuals who have helped create the foundation of the industry and have led and protected it in the past 25 years. Most recently, Tiburon Strategic Advisors recognized Al with the Tiburon CEO Summit Award.