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