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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.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”