Board of Overseers

Columbia Business School enjoys many assets, including the valuable expertise and wide-ranging business ties that the Board of Overseers brings to the School community. These profiles of the Board of Overseers members attest to the School’s reach across business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

More than a distinguished calling card for the School, the Board of Overseers is an active body that supports and extends Columbia Business School’s unique brand of education. Board members’ expertise and leadership ensure that the School’s centers and institutes are more connected to industry. And their involvement with students in the classroom and other settings demonstrates how academic theories influence and come to life in the real world.

Under the leadership of co-chairs Henry Kravis ’69 and Art Samberg ’67, the Board of Overseers works tirelessly to promote an environment in which faculty members can advance the School’s thought leadership and where students and alumni can continue to lead and shape the world of business in times good and bad.

You are invited to get to know the Board of Overseers members, whose leadership and stewardship exemplify the talent of Columbia Business School’s more than 40,000 alumni around the world.

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César Alierta ’70
Chairman and CEO, Telefónica, S.A., Spain

Louis Bacon ’81
Chairman, Moore Capital Management, New York

Robert M. Bakish ’89
President and CEO, Viacom International Media Networks, New York

Keith T. Banks ’81
President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, New York

Andrew F. Barth ’85
Chairman, Capital Guardian Trust Company, California

Wolfgang Bernhard ’88
Member of the Board of Management and Head of Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Germany

Daniele D. Bodini ’72
Chairman Emeritus, ACP Group, New York

Anne M. Busquet ’78
Principal, AMB Advisors, LLC, New York

Daniel M. Cain ’72
Founding Partner and Chairman, Cain Brothers, New York

Russell L. Carson ’67
Co-Founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, New York
Chair Emeritus, Board of Overseers

James Y. Chao ’74
Chairman of the Board, Westlake Chemical Corporation, Texas

Max C. Chapman Jr. ’69
Chairman, Gardner Capital Management Corp., New York

Arnold L. Chavkin ’77
Managing Director, Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC, New York

Jerome A. Chazen ’50
Founder and Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners, LLC, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Liz Claiborne, Inc., New York, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Overseers

Christopher Wai-Chee Cheng ’79
Chairman, Wing Tai Corporation Ltd., Hong Kong

Maria Chrin ’89
CEO and Managing Partner, Circle Wealth Management, New York

Giuseppe Ciardi ’81
Caledon Partners, England

Howard L. Clark Jr. ’68
Consultant, Barclays Capital, New York

Geoffrey J. Colvin ’78
Partner, CEW Partners New York

Patrick Combes ’78
Chairman and CEO, Viel & Cie and Compagnie Financière Tradition, France

Leon G. Cooperman ’67
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc., New York

Ramzi Dalloul ’64
Managing Director, Astra Horizons, England

Hanzade V. Dogan Boyner ’99
Chairman of the Board, Dogan Gazetecilik, Turkey

Ronald Doornink ’79
Executive Chairman, Turtle Beach, California

Mark F. Dzialga ’90
Managing Director, General Atlantic, Connecticut

Carol B. Einiger ’73
President, Post Rock Advisors LLC, New York

R. Bradford Evans ’70
Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley, New York

Robert S. “Shell” Evans ’68
Chairman of the Board, Crane Co., Connecticut

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Meyer Feldberg ’65
Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley, New York

Paul J. Ferri ’68
General Partner, Matrix Partners, Massachusetts

Lawrence Flinn Jr. ’60
Chairman and CEO, Privet Capital LLC, New York

Lew Frankfort ’69
Executive Chairman, Coach, Inc., New York

Hugh R. Frater ’85
Chairman, VEREIT, Arizona

Robert Friedman ’80
CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment, New York

Mario J. Gabelli ’67
Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors, Inc., New York

Gabriele Galateri di Genola ’72
Chairman, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy

Mark T. Gallogly ’86
Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners, LP, New York

Nathan Gantcher ’64
Managing Member, EXOP Capital LLC, New York

Philip H. Geier Jr. ’58
Chairman, The Geier Group, New York

James P. Gorman ’87
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley, New York

Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64
Chairman and President, Gould Paper Corp., New York

Michael A. Gould ’68
Chairman and CEO, Bloomingdale’s, New York

Bernard Gray ’74
President, Gray Ventures III, LLC, Georgia

David Greenspan ’00
Founder and President, Slate Path Capital, New York

Paul B. Guenther ’64
Retired President, PaineWebber Group, Inc., New York

Edward J. “Ed” Heffernan ’86
President and CEO, Alliance Data Systems, Texas

Ernest M. Higa ’76
Chairman and CEO, Higa Industries, Co. Ltd., Wendy's Japan, and Higa Investments, Japan

Paul C. Hilal ’92
Partner, Pershing Square Capital Management, New York

Ehud Houminer
Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York

Ming Chu Hsu ’92
Principal, Alex & Wright Inc., Taiwan and Hong Kong

Glenn Hubbard
Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, New York

Philippe Jabre ’82
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Jabre Capital Partners S.A., Switzerland

Ann Kaplan ’77
Partner, Circle Wealth Management, New York

James W. Keyes ’80
CEO, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets; Chairman, Wild Oats LLC, Texas

Nand L. Khemka ’56
Chairman, SUN Group, India

Henry R. Kravis ’69
Cofounder, Co-chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, and Co-chair, Board of Overseers

Sallie Krawcheck ’92
Chair, Ellevate, New York

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Bill Lambert ’72
Founding Partner, Wasserstein, Perella & Co., Inc., New York

Eugene M. Lang MS ’40
Chairman, Eugene M. Lang Foundation, New York

Rochelle “Shelly” Lazarus ’70
Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather, New York

Harrison T. LeFrak ’98
Vice Chairman, LeFrak Organization, New York

John K. Martin Jr. ’94
Chief Executive Officer, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc., New York

Marc O. Mayer ’83
Head of North American Institutional Investment Management, Schroders plc, New York

Linda Ho McAfee ’73
Group Director, Fairmont Shipping, China

Nancy McKinstry ’84
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Wolters Kluwer, Netherlands

Henry S. Miller ’70
Chairman of Marblegate Asset Management

Yuzaburo Mogi ’61
Honorary CEO and Chairman, Kikkoman Corporation, Japan

Paul M. Montrone PhD ’66
Chairman, Perspecta Trust, LLC, New Hampshire

Norberto O. Morita ’75
Chairman, Southern Cross Group, Argentina

Jonathan Newcomb ’69
Managing Director, Berenson & Company, New York

Nicholas Oppenheim ’73
Chairman, Brifor Limited, England

S. Steven Pan ’88
Chairman, Formosa International Hotels Group, Taiwan

Vikram S. Pandit PhD ’86
Chairman, TGG Group, New York

Alan J. Patricof ’57
Managing Director, Greycroft, LLC, New York

Ronald O. Perelman
Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, New York

Bruce Eben Pindyck '71
Chairman and CEO, Meridian Industries, Inc.. Wisconsin

Ian C. Read
Chairman and CEO, Pfizer Inc., New York

Ari Rennert
President, The Renco Group, Inc., New York

Richard Paul Richman ’73
Chairman and Founder, The Richman Group, Inc., Connecticut

Xavier Rolet ’84
CEO, London Stock Exchange Group

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Arthur J. Samberg ’67
Manager, Hawkes Financial Services LLC , New York, and Co-chair, Board of Overseers

Paolo Scaroni ’73
Deputy Chairman, Rothschild Group, Italy

Keith S. Sherin '91
Chairman and CEO, GE Capital, Connecticut

Shin Dong-Bin ’81
Chairman, Lotte Group, South Korea

David E. Simon ’85
Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, Inc., Indiana

Robert F. Smith ’94
Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners, Texas

Jerry I. Speyer ’64
Chairman, Tishman Speyer, New York

Sabin C. Streeter ’67
Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York

Henry A. Swieca ’83
Founder, Talpion Fund Management LP, New York

Washington Z. SyCip MS ’43
Founder, The SGV Group, Philippines

Tony Tamer
Founder and Co-CEO, H.I.G. Capital LLC, Florida

Frank K. Tang ’94
CEO and Managing Partner, FountainVest Partners, Hong Kong

Charles W. Tate ’72
Chairman and Founder, Capital Royalty, L.P., Texas

Sidney Taurel ’71
Chairman Emeritus, Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana

Diana Taylor ’80
Managing Director, Wolfensohn Fund, Management L.P., New York

John T. Thompson ’81
Chairman and CEO, Thompson Distribution Company, Indiana

Oakleigh Thorne ’86
Chief Executive Officer, Thorndale Farm LLC, New York

Massimo Tosato ’80
Executive Vice Chairman, Schroders plc, England

Tracey T. Travis ’86
EVP and Chief Financial Officer, The Estée Lauder Co., Inc., New York

Joseph M. Tucci ’84
Chairman, President, and CEO, EMC Corporation, Massachusetts

Arthur V. Ty ’91
Chairman, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, Philippines

Alberto J. Verme ’84
Chairman, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Citicorp, UAE and England

Shazi Visram ’04
Founder and CEO, Happy Family Brands, New York

William A. von Mueffling ’95
President and Chief Investment Officer, Cantillon Capital Management, New York

Donald C. Waite III ’66
Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company, Florida

Lulu C. Wang ’83
Founder and CEO, Tupelo Capital Management L.L.C., New York

Alfonso T. Yuchengco ’50
Former Presidential Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Office of the President Chairman, Yuchengco Group of Companies, Philippines

David W. Zalaznick ’78
Founding and Managing Principal, The Jordan Company LP, Chairman, Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers, Inc., New York

Martin Zimmerman ’61
President and CEO, LFC Capital, Inc., Illinois

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Members Emeriti

Charles E. Exley Jr. MBA ’54
Retired Chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Joseph V. Vittoria MBA ’59
Retired Chairman and CEO, Avis, Inc., Florida

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Chairs Emeriti

Russell L. Carson MBA ’67
Co-Founder and General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, New York Chair Emeritus, Board of Overseers

Jerome A. Chazen MBA ’50
Founder and Chairman, Chazen Capital Partners, LLC, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Liz Claiborne, Inc., New York, Chairman Emeritus, Board of Overseers

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