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David M. Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman
The Carlyle Group

David Rubenstein is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing $210 billion from 31 offices around the world.

Mr. Rubenstein is the chairman of the boards of trustees at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Harvard Corporation, and a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Rubenstein is an original signatory of The Giving Pledge, a significant donor to all of the above-mentioned non-profit organizations, and a recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, and the MoMA’s David Rockefeller Award. Mr Rubenstein is the host of The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBS.

Before founding The Carlyle Group, Mr Rubenstein practiced law in New York, served as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments, and as Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy under the Carter administration.