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- David RubensteinCo-Founder and Co-Chairman at CarlyleDavid M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Established in 1987, Carlyle now manages $369 billion from 29 offices around the world. Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, the Economic Club of Washington, and the University of Chicago; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; and a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other board seats. Mr. Rubenstein is a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the U.S. (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the U.S. (Bay Psalm Book). Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge; the host of The David Rubenstein Show and Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein; and the author of The American Story, How to Lead, The American Experiment, and How to Invest.
- Harvey M. SchwartzChief Executive Officer at CarlyleHarvey M. Schwartz is the Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle and member of the Board of Directors. He is based in New York. He is the former President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Schwartz joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 and subsequently held numerous senior leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer, Global Co-Head of the Securities Division, Head of Securities Division Sales, Head of North American Sales and Co-Head of the Americas Financing Group. He additionally served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee and co-headed its Risk Committee, Steering Committee on Regulatory Reform, Capital Committee and Finance Committee. Mr. Schwartz established the firm’s Investment Policy Committee on which he also served as a member. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Schwartz spent a decade working at several financial firms, including Citicorp, from 1990 through 1997. As both an investor and advisor, he is currently involved in a range of investment and philanthropic endeavors. These efforts include a focus on mental health and developing future business leaders, including women and young people seeking a career in finance. He serves as the Group Chairperson and Non-Executive Director of The Bank of London, a clearing and payments bank with operations in London and New York City. In addition, Mr. Schwartz serves on the board of SoFi Technologies, Inc., a San Francisco-based fintech company, and One Mind, a nonprofit that accelerates collaborative research and advocacy to enable all individuals facing brain health challenges to build healthy, productive lives. Mr. Schwartz earned his BA from Rutgers University, where he is a member of the university’s Board of Governors and its Hall of Distinguished Alumni. He received his MBA from Columbia University.