Ronald O. Perelman

Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, New York

Ronald O. Perelman owns and operates a diverse array of businesses as Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated. MacAndrews & Forbes' businesses span a wide range of industries, from global leaders in consumer marketing and payment systems, cosmetics and digital entertainment, to biotechnology and military equipment. The principal interests of MacAndrews & Forbes include in AM General, Deluxe Entertainment, Harland Clarke, Merisant, RetailMeNot, Revlon, Scantron, Scientific Games, SIGA Technologies, Valassis, and vTv Therapeutics.

Mr. Perelman is well known as an innovative leader and generous supporter of many of the nation's most prominent cultural and educational institutions. Alongside his extensive business interests, Mr. Perelman's passion for leadership, entrepreneurship and finance has led to the creation of  the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Committed to women's health, the arts and education, Mr. Perelman established the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center, the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Mr. Perelman serves on the boards of Carnegie Hall, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Columbia University, Ford's Theater, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Apollo Theater. He is a member of the French Legion of Honor. Mr. Perelman holds a BS in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City and is the father of eight children.