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Bill Lambert

Bill Lambert MBA ’72

Bill Lambert, founding partner of Wasserstein, Perella & Co., Inc., currently is active in community affairs. He is a trustee of Northwestern University, an overseer of Columbia Business School and chairman of the School’s Social Enterprise Program Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Citizens Budget Commission, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Urban Pathways, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless rebuild their lives.

Mr. Lambert and three partners founded Wasserstein, Perella in February 1988. After the firm was sold in 2000, he remained as vice chairman until early 2004, when he retired. Before starting Wasserstein, Perella, he worked at the First Boston Corporation, where he was a managing director in the Mergers Group.

He received a BS from Ohio State University in 1968 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1972.


2014 Social Enterprise Conference

Millennials Rising: What's Next for Sustainability?

When: October 31, 2014,
8:30 am-6:00pm

The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Between 45th and 46th Streets
New York, NY 10036

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The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. For updates on speakers and sessions, please visit the conference website.

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