Columbia Business School Board

Columbia Business School enjoys many assets, including the valuable expertise and wide-ranging business ties that the Board brings to the School community. These profiles of the Board 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 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 chair James Gorman ’87, the Board 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 members, whose leadership and stewardship exemplify the talent of Columbia Business School’s more than 50,000 alumni around the world.


James P. Gorman ’87

Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley, New York; Chair, Board


César Alierta ’70

CEO, Fundación Telfónica, Spain

Louis Moore Bacon ’81

Chairman, Moore Capital Management LLC, New York

Robert Marc Bakish ’89

President and CEO, ViacomCBS Inc., New York

Keith T. Banks ’81

Vice Chairman and Head of the Investment Solutions Group, Bank of America, New York

Andrew F. Barth ’85

Retired Chairman, Capital Guardian Trust Company, California

Daniele D. Bodini ’72

Chairman, American Continental Properties Group, Portugal

Devon Briger '99

Founder, Project Juice, California

Erika Irish Brown ’98

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Talent, Citi, New Jersey

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

Max C. Chapman Jr. ’69

Chairman, Gardner Capital Management Corp., New Jersey

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

Patrick Combes ’78

Chairman and CEO, Viel & Cie and Compagnie Financiere Tradition, France

Filippo de Vecchi ’95

Founder, Fedeclama HK Limited, Hong Kong/Milan

Yang Diao '01

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paradigm Advisors Holding (Hong Kong) Limited, China and Hong Kong

Mark F. Dzialga ’90

Founder and Managing Partner, Brighton Park Capital, Connecticut

Sajjad Ebrahim ’73

CEO, Lark Investments Inc., Canada

R. Bradford Evans ’70

Retired Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley, New York

Meyer Feldberg ’65

Dean Emeritus and Professor, Columbia Business School, 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, Vessel Technologies, Inc.

Robert Friedman ’80

Chief Executive Officer, Bungalow Media + Entertainment, New York

Michael T. Fries ’88

Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Global, Colorado

Mario J. Gabelli ’67

Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors Inc., Connecticut

Gabriele Galateri di Genola ’72

Chairman, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy

Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64

Chairman and President, Signature Communications Ltd., New York

David Greenspan ’00

Founder and President, Slate Path Capital LP, New York

Andrew S. Gundlach ’01

President and co-CEO, Bleichroeder LP, New York

Robert "Rob" Hayes '95

Partner, First Round Capital, Pennsylvania

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 - Magsaysay Group, Hong Kong

Ehud Houminer

Retired Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York

Ming Chu Hsu ’92

Principal, Alex & Wright Inc., Hong Kong

R. Glenn Hubbard

Dean Emeritus and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School, Professor of Economics (Arts and Sciences), Columbia University, New York

Philippe Jabre ’82

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Jabre Capital Partners SA, Switzerland

Rebecca A. John '01

President, Kintore Partners, Florida

Ann F. Kaplan ’77

Partner, Circle Wealth Management, New York

James W. Keyes ’80

Chairman, Key Development LLC, Texas

Nand Khemka ’56

Chairman, SUN Group, India

Henry R. Kravis ’69

Executive Co-Chair, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York; Emeritus Co-chair, Board

Sallie Krawcheck ’92

CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevest, New York

Bill Lambert ’72

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

Rochelle B. Lazarus ’70

Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy, New York

Harrison T. Le Frak, Esq. ’98

Vice Chairman, LeFrak, New York

Jamie Kern Lima ’04

New York Times Bestselling Author, Believe It and Co-founder, IT Cosmetics, California

Paulo Lima ’04

Co-founder, IT Cosmetics, California

Costis Maglaras

Dean and David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, New York

John K. Martin Jr. ’94

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.

Marc O. Mayer ’83

Chairman and CEO, Manning & Napier, New York

Nancy McKinstry ’84

Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Board, Wolters Kluwer

Henry S. Miller ’70

Chairman, Marblegate Asset Management, Connecticut

Yuzaburo Mogi ’61

Honorary CEO and Chairman, Kikkoman Corporation, Japan

Jonathan Newcomb ’69

Senior Advisor, Access Media Advisory, Connecticut and London

Nicholas Oppenheim ’73

Chairman, Brifor Limited, United Kingdom

S. Steven Pan ’88

Chairman, Silks Hotel Group, Taiwan

Vikram S. Pandit PhD ’86

Chairman and CEO, The Orogen Group, New York

Alan J. Patricof ’57

Chairman Emeritus, Greycroft LP, New York

Ronald O. Perelman

Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, New York

Bruce Eben Pindyck, Esq. ’71

Chairman and CEO, Meridian Industries Inc., Wisconsin

Ari Rennert

President, The Renco Group Inc., New York

Jake Reynolds '97

General Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures, California

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

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Phosagro PJSC, United Kingdom

Keith Sherin ’91

Special Advisor, Brigton Park Capital, Tech Pioneers Fund, and Altus Capital, Florida

Dong-Bin Shin ’81

Chairman, Lotte Group, South Korea

David E. Simon ’85

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, 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

Co-founding Principal, Oaktree Capital Management LP, California

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, Pearson plc, Florida

John T. Thompson ’81

Chairman and CEO, Thompson Distribution Company, Indiana

Oakleigh Thorne ’86

Chief Executive Officer, Thorndale Farm Inc., Chairman and CEO, Gogo, New York and Illinois

Tracey T. Travis ’86

Executive Vice President and CFO, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., New York

Joseph M. Tucci ’84

Chairman, Bridge Growth Partners, New York

Alberto J. Verme ’84

Global Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi, United Kingdom

Shazi Visram ’04

Founder, Happy Family, and Founder and Chief Mom, Healthynest, New York

William A. von Mueffling ’95

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

Lihong Wang ’99

Chairwoman and CEO, Rise Education, China

Lulu C. Wang ’83

CEO and Chair, Tupelo Capital Management LLC, New York 

Daniel Xu

Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer, Tencent, China

David W. Zalaznick ’78

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

Members Emeriti

Arnold L. Chavkin ’77

Senior Advisor, Pine Brook Road Partners LLC, New York

Geoffrey Colvin, Esq. ’78

Partner, CEW Partners, New York

Leon G. Cooperman ’67

Chairman and CEO, Omega Family Office Inc., New York

Charles E. Exley Jr. ’54

Retired Chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation, Florida

Bernard Gray ’74

President, Gray Ventures, Georgia

Paul B. Guenther ’64

Retired President, PaineWebber Group Inc., New York

Sabin C. Streeter ’67

Former Executive in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York