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 James Gorman ’87, 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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James P. Gorman ’87

Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley, New York; Co-chair, Board of Overseers

Henry R. Kravis ’69

Co-founder, Co-chairman, and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York; Co-chair, Board of Overseers


César Alierta ’70

CEO, Fundación Telfónica, Spain

Louis Moore Bacon ’81

Chairman, Moore Capital Management, New York

Robert Marc Bakish ’89

President and CEO, Viacom Inc., New York

Keith T. Banks ’81

Vice Chairman, Global Wealth and Investment Management, Bank of America, New York

Andrew F. Barth ’85

Retired Chairman, Capital Guardian Trust Company, California

Daniele D. Bodini ’72

Chairman Emeritus, American Continental Properties Group, New York

Anne M. Busquet ’78

Principal, AMB Advisors LLC, New York

Russell L. Carson ’67

Chairman, The Carson Family Charitable Trust, 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 Jersey

Arnold L. Chavkin ’77

Senior Advisor, 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; Chair Emeritus, Board of Overseers

Christopher Wai-Chee Cheng ’79

Chairman, Wing Tai Corporation Ltd., Hong Kong

Maria L. Chrin ’89

CEO and Managing Partner, Circle Wealth Management, New York

Giuseppe Ciardi ’81

Caledon Partners, United Kingdom

Geoffrey Colvin, Esq. ’78

Partner, CEW Partners, New York

Patrick Combes ’78

Chairman and CEO, Viel & Cie and Compagnie Financire Tradition, France

Leon G. Cooperman ’67

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Omega Advisors Inc., New York

Ramzi A. Dalloul ’64

Managing Director, Astra Horizons, United Kingdom

Filippo de Vecchi ’95

Managing Director and Co-Head of Greater China, Advent International Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong

Thomas J. DeRosa ’88

Chief Executive Officer, Welltower Inc., New York

Mark F. Dzialga ’90

Managing Director, General Atlantic, Connecticut

Sajjad Ebrahim ’73

Chairman and CEO, Lark Investments Inc., Canada

Carol B. Einiger ’73

President, Post Rock Advisors LLC, New York

R. Bradford Evans ’70

Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley, New York

Meyer Feldberg ’65

Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley, New York

Lawrence Flinn Jr. ’60

Chairman and CEO, Privet Capital LLC, Florida

Lew Frankfort ’69

Chairman Emeritus, Coach Inc., New York

Hugh R. Frater ’85

Chairman, VEREIT, Arizona

Robert Friedman ’80

CEO, Bungalow Media + Entertainment, New York

Michael T. Fries ’88

Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Global plc, Colorado

Mario J. Gabelli ’67

Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors Inc., New York

Gabriele Galateri di Genola ’72

Chairman, Assicurazioni Generali SpA

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

Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64

Chairman and President, Signature Communications Ltd., 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

Andrew S. Gundlach ’01

Director, First Eagle Holdings, 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

Founder and CEO, Mantle Ridge LP, New York

Linda Ho McAfee ’73

Group Director, Fairmont Shipping, China

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 F. Kaplan ’77

Partner, Circle Wealth Management, New York

Jamie Kern Lima ’04

Co-founder and Co-CEO, IT Cosmetics, New Jersey

James W. Keyes ’80

Chairman, Wild Oats Marketplace, Texas

Nand Khemka ’56

Chairman, SUN Group, India

Sallie Krawcheck ’92

Co-founder and CEO, Ellevate, New York

Bill Lambert ’72

Founding Partner, Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., New York

Rochelle Lazarus ’70

Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy, New York

Harrison T. Le Frak, Esq. ’98

Vice Chairman, LeFrak, New York

Paulo Lima ’04

Co-founder and Co-CEO, IT Cosmetics, New Jersey

John K. Martin Jr. ’94

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Broadcasting System Inc., New York

Marc O. Mayer ’83

Head of North American Institutional Investment Management, Schroders plc, New York

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

William A. von Mueffling ’95

President and Chief Investment Officer, Cantillon Capital Management, New York

Jonathan Newcomb ’69

Managing Director, Rockdale Partners, New York

Nicholas Oppenheim ’73

Chairman, Brifor Limited, United Kingdom

S. Steven Pan ’88

Chairman, Silk Hotel Group, Taiwan

Vikram S. Pandit PhD ’86

Chairman and CEO, The Orogen Group, New York

Alan J. Patricof ’57

Managing Director, Greycroft, LLC, New York

Ronald O. Perelman

Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, New York

Debra G. Perelman ’00

President and Chief Executive Officer, Revlon

Bruce Eben Pindyck, Esq. ’71

Chairman and CEO, Meridian Industries Inc., Wisconsin

Ari Rennert

President, The Renco Group, Inc., New York

Richard Paul Richman, Esq. ’73

Chairman and Founder, The Richman Group Inc., Connecticut

Shaiza Rizavi ’96

Managing Member and Portfolio Manager, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC, New York

Xavier Robert Rolet ’84

Former CEO, London Stock Exchange Group, United Kingdom

Güler Sabancı

Chairman and Managing Director, Haci Omer Sabancı Holdings AS, Turkey

Arthur J. Samberg ’67

Manager, Hawkes Financial Services LLC, New York; Chair Emeritus, Board of Overseers

Paolo Scaroni ’73

Deputy Chairman, Rothschild Group, Italy

Keith Sherin ’91

Former Vice Chairman, GE, Connecticut

Dong-Bin Shin ’81

Chairman, Lotte Group, South Korea

David E. Simon ’85

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group Inc., Indiana

Robert F. Smith ’94

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners, Texas

Jerry I. Speyer ’64

Chairman, Tishman Speyer, New York

Sheldon Stone ’78

Founding Principal, Oaktree Capital Management LP, California

Sabin C. Streeter ’67

Former Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York

Henry A. Swieca ’83

Founder, Talpion Fund Management LP, New York

Tony Tamer

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

Frank K. Tang ’94

Chairman and CEO, FountainVest Partners (Asia) Ltd., Hong Kong

Charles W. Tate ’72

Chairman Emeritus, CR Group LP, Texas

Sidney Taurel ’71

Chairman Emeritus, Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana

John T. Thompson ’81

Chairman and CEO, Thompson Distribution Company, Indiana

Oakleigh Thorne ’86

Chief Executive Officer, Thorndale Farm Inc., New York

Massimo Tosato ’80

Chief Executive, Quaestio Capital SGR S.p.A., Italy

Tracey T. Travis ’86

EVP and Chief Financial Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., New York

Joseph M. Tucci ’84

Co-CEO and Co-chairman, GTY Technology Holdings, Massachusetts

Arthur V. Ty ’91

Chairman, Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company, Philippines

Alberto J. Verme ’84

Chairman, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Citicorp, Dubai and London

Shazi Visram ’04

Founder, Chairmom, and Chief Visionary, Happy Family Brands, New York

Lulu C. Wang ’83

Founder and CEO, Tupelo Capital Management LLC, New York

Lihong Wang ’99

Managing Director, Bain Capital Private Equity Asia LLC, Hong Kong

Daniel Xu

Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer, Tencent, Hong Kong

David W. Zalaznick ’78

Co-Founder and CEO, Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers Inc., New York

Martin Zimmerman ’61

President and CEO, LFC Capital Inc., Illinois

Members Emeriti

Charles E. Exley Jr. ’54

Retired Chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation, Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Joseph V. Vittoria ’59

Chairman and CEO, Puradyn Filter Technologies Inc., Florida