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Continental Grain Company was founded in Arlon, Belgium in 1813 by Simon Fribourg, and is known today as ContiGroup Companies, Inc. It's one of the largest privately held corporations in the U.S. and reported $14.1 billion in revenue in 2011. Its website describes: "Continental Grain Company grew to become one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Through its diversified operations and investment activities, Continental Grain Company builds long-term value in partnership with exceptional management teams. The Company's goal is to attain financial success in ways that reflect favorably upon its employees and business partners. With a rich entrepreneurial legacy and significant permanent capital, Continental Grain Company continues to seek new global growth opportunities across multiple industries through its investment group, Arlon."[1]

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Personnel

Board of Directors

As of February 2013:[2]

  • Paul Fribourg - Member as of April 1990
  • Charles Fribourg - Member as of May 2001
  • Alan H. Fishman – Chairman, Ladder Capital Finance Holdings LLLP; Member as of June 2008
  • Henry Kissinger – Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; Member as of October 1988
  • Jim P. Manzi – Chairman, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.; Member as of June 2010
  • Gerald Rosenfeld – Vice Chairman - US Investment Banking, Lazard Ltd; Member as of January 1997
  • Morton Sosland – Editor-in-Chief, Sosland Publishing Company; Member as of October 1988
  • Stephen R. Volk – Vice Chairman, Citigroup Global Markets; Member as of May 2001
  • James D. Wolfensohn – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wolfensohn & Co., LLC; Member as of January 2007

Management Committee

As of February 2013[3]

  • Paul J Fribourg - Chairman, President & CEO
  • Frank W. Baier - Executive Vice President
  • Charles A. Fribourg - Director
  • Teresa E. McCaslin - Executive Vice President
  • David A. Tanner - Executive Vice President
  • Michael J Zimmerman - Vice Chairman (& CFO, 1999-2012)


Contact details

Continental Grain Company
277 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10172

Telephone: (212) 207-5930
E-mail: Information AT Conti.com

Website: www.contigroup.com

Resources and articles

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References

  1. Continental Grain Company, " Continental Grain Company", organization website, accessed February 6, 2013
  2. Continental Grain Company, "Board of Directors" organization website, accessed February 6, 2013
  3. Continental Grain Company, "Management Committee", organization website, accessed February 18, 2013
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