Felix G. Rohatyn

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Ambassador Felix G. Rohatyn "serves as President of Rohatyn Associates LLC, a firm he founded in April 2001, that provides financial advice to corporations.

"Before Rohatyn Associates, Mr. Rohatyn served as United States Ambassador to France from September 11, 1997 until December 28, 2000. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador in Paris, Mr. Rohatyn was a managing director of the investment-banking firm Lazard Freres & Co. LLC in New York, which he joined in 1948, becoming a partner in 1961. He retired from the firm in 1997 in order to take up his post as U.S. Ambassador to France. From 1975 to 1993, he was also Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation (MAC) of the State of New York, where he managed the negotiations that enabled New York City to resolve its financial crisis in the late seventies. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Stock Exchange from 1968 to 1972. He also served on the boards of several NYSE listed corporations.

"Mr. Rohatyn is presently vice chairman of Carnegie Hall, New York City, and is a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Publicis Groupe S.A., Groupe Lagardere and Rothschild Continuation Holdings AG.

"Rohatyn received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1949, and has also been awarded numerous honorary degrees. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a member of many other non-profit organizations. He is a Commander in the French Legion of Honor.

"Married to Elizabeth Fly Rohatyn". [1]

"He currently serves on the boards of directors of Comcast Corporation, Fiat, S.p.A., Suez, LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton), and Publicis Groupe, S.A. Rohatyn also is chairman of Aton Pharma, Inc., a pharmaceutical company involved in the research and development of drugs for the treatment of cancer. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of numerous other nonprofit organizations." [2]

His former wife was Jeannette Streit (married in 1956).

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  1. Felix G. Rohatyn, Greater Talent, accessed April 27, 2008.
  2. Felix G. Rohatyn, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, accessed April 27, 2008.