Geoffrey S. Chatas Bio
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown University
Geoffrey S. Chatas serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Georgetown University. In his role, Mr. Chatas provides executive leadership for the university’s primary operational functions, including budget and finance, planning and facilities management, human resources, information services, investments and internal audit.
Before his return to Georgetown, Mr. Chatas served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), a position he held from 2010 until 2018. In this role, Mr. Chatas helped guide the University into its energy partnership with Engie-Axium, now called Ohio State Energy Partners. The partnership was the largest investment in University history.
During his time at OSU, Mr. Chatas also taught courses as an adjunct professor of finance.
In 2015, Mr. Chatas was appointed by Gov. John Kasich to run Ohio’s Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education, a group comprised of nine members tasked to examine ways for Ohio’s public colleges and universities to lower tuition costs.
Mr. Chatas has extensive experience in the private sector and has served in leadership positions at several firms, including JP Morgan.
Mr. Chatas also served as AEP’s Vice President of Finance as well as Vice President of Bank One Capital, where he oversaw the Housing and Health Care Finance Group. He has also held several positions with Citibank in London and New York, including the Power Finance Group and the Global Aviation Finance Group.
Mr. Chatas earned his Bachelor of Arts in history and economics at Georgetown University and has also received Masters Degrees from both Oxford University in the United Kingdom and INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration).