James D. Wolfensohn

James D. Wolfensohn
  • Chairman
    Wolfensohn & Company

BA and LLB, University of Sydney; MBA, Harvard Graduate School of Business. Attorney, Allen Allen & Hemsley, Australia. 1980-91, Chairman, Carnegie Hall, New York. Formerly: Executive Partner and Head, Investment Banking Department, Salomon Brothers, New York; Executive Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Schroders, London; President, J Henry Schroders Banking Corporation, New York; Managing Director, Darling & Co., Australia; 1981-95, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, James D. Wolfensohn, investment and corporate advisory firm; 1995-2005, President, World Bank Group; 2005-06, Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement, Quartet on Middle East; since 2006, Chairman, Advisory Board and adviser to senior management on global strategy and international matters, Citigroup International. Chairman, Advisory Group, Wolfensohn Center, a research initiative focused on global poverty, Brookings Institution. Fellow: American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society. Recipient of awards incl.: David Rockefeller Prize, Museum of Modern Art, New York.