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Board of Trustees

Leon D. Black '73

Leon BlackFounding Partner
Apollo Management L.P.

New York, New York

Elected 2002 (Charter Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Harvard University

In 1990 Leon Black founded Apollo Management, L.P. a global alternative asset manager, with a proven track record of successful private equity, distressed debt and mezzanine investing. The firm manages investment capital on behalf of a group of institutional investors and has over $40 billion in assets under management. From 1977 to 1990 Mr. Black worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated where he served as Managing Director, head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, and co-head of the Corporate Finance Department. He serves on the boards of directors of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., and the general partner of AP Alternative Assets. Mr. Black is a trustee of Dartmouth College, The Museum of Modern Art, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Prep for Prep, and The Asia Society. He is also a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Partnership for New York City and the National Advisory Board of JPMorgan Chase. Mr. Black is also a member of the Board of Faster Cures and the Port Authority Task Force. He graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1973 with a major in Philosophy and History and received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975.

Last Updated: 7/25/18