Rupert Harris Johnson is a businessperson who has been at the head of 6 different companies. Presently, he is Chairman & Vice President at Templeton Emerging Markets Fund, Chairman & Senior Vice President at Franklin Universal Trust, Chairman & Senior Vice President at Franklin Ltd. Duration Income Trust and Vice Chairman & Member-Chairman's Office at Franklin Resources, Inc., Vice President of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc. and Portfolio Manager at Franklin Advisers, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Franklin Resources, Inc.).
He is also on the board of Investment Company Institute, Templeton Worldwide, Inc. and The Basic Fund and Chairman & Vice President at Templeton Global Income Fund, Chairman & Vice President at Templeton Emerging Markets Income Fund, Chairman & Vice President at Templeton Dragon Fund, Inc. and Vice President for Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc.
In the past Mr. Johnson was Vice President for Templeton Russia & East European Fund, Inc., Trustee & Senior Vice President at Franklin Multi-Income Trust and Senior Vice President at Franklin Advisory Services LLC.
Mr. Johnson received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.