Areas of Expertise

  • Global strategy and company growth
  • Innovative leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Civic commitment
  • Innovation in technology

Alfred P. West, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEI, the Oaks, Pennsylvania-based financial services company he founded in 1968.

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.

He is Chairman of the Washington-based American Business Conference; a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation; and Chairman of the Board of WestBridge, a private non-profit organisation supporting the recovery of those with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

Recent Awards and Recognition:

  • Recognised as one of the 30 most influential people in and around the independent advice business by Investment Advisor's "Thirty for Thirty" in 2010
  • Honoured by Strategic Insight in 2011 as one of the 60 most influential "Visionaries of the Modern Era of the Mutual Fund Industry"
  • Winner of the Tiburon Strategic Advisors' "Tiburon CEO Summit Award" in 2012
  • Named the 59th "Business Leader of the Year" by Drexel University's LeBow College of Business in 2013
  • Honoured alongside daughter Paige West in 2014 by The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia with the "G. Fred DiBona, Jr. Leadership Award"
  • Received the distinction of "Highly Commended" in the "Lifetime Achievement" award category by Family Wealth in 2014
  • Named 2014's "Most Admired CEO" in the "banking and finance" category by the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Received EY's "National Entrepreneur of the Year Award" in 2015 for the Financial Services sector
  • Named one of Philadelphia's "Power 76" in 2016 by the Philadelphia Business Journal, celebrating the most innovative and transformative leaders in the region
  • Named a "Most Admired CEO" by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2018
  • Received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2019 Family Wealth Report Awards

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