Rebecca A. John '01

Former Partner, Lexington Partners Inc., New York

Rebecca A. John is a senior executive with more than 23 years of global financial services experience. Until recently, Ms. John served as a partner and the head of investor relations at Lexington Partners, a private equity firm with $38 billion in committed capital.

Ms. John joined Lexington’s New York headquarters in July 2001 as a member of the firm’s secondary investment team. She was also engaged in its fundraising efforts and was closely involved in the firm’s relationships with investors. In January 2006, Ms. John was appointed head of investor relations and, in December 2010, was named the firm’s first female partner. In her more than 17 years at Lexington, Ms. John helped raise 13 private equity funds totaling $32 billion from more than 700 investors in 30 countries. Prior to Lexington, Ms. John worked for Merrill Lynch Investment Management in Singapore and Ernst & Young in Singapore and Australia.

Born in Australia, Ms. John earned a BComm from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She also holds a Chartered Accountant designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

At Columbia Business School, Ms. John serves as an advisory board member of the Private Equity Program and is a founder of the Women’s Circle. Ms. John also serves as a committee member of The Rockefeller University’s Women and Science Initiative and as a board member of the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation. She founded Kintore Partners, which focuses on investing in early-stage companies led by women and gender diverse teams.