Ronald O. Perelman
Distinguished Leadership in Business
Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
Ronald O. Perelman is chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in consumer products, entertainment, financial services, biotechnology, and gaming. In addition to his extensive business interests, Mr. Perelman is a renowned philanthropist who believes powerful results can be achieved when financial resources are leveraged with human resolve.
Mr. Perelman holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his wife, Dr. Anna Chapman, and is the father of eight children.
Erskine B. Bowles ’69
Distinguished Leadership in Government
President Emeritus, The University of North Carolina
Erskine B. Bowles served as president of the University of North Carolina system from 2006 to 2010, after an extensive career in both politics and business. In 2010, President Barack Obama asked Mr. Bowles to cochair the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, a bipartisan commission tasked with producing a plan to reduce the nation’s deficit.
Mr. Bowles holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1969. Mr. Bowles has been married for 41 years to his wife, Crandall C. Bowles ’73. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren.