Rupert Harris Johnson is a businessperson who has been at the helm of 6 different companies and presently occupies the position of 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 at 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 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.
Mr. Johnson previously held the position of 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.