On September 14 President Obama announced his intent to nominate Jide Zeitlin as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador. Official bio released by the WH is below:
Mr. Zeitlin, a private investor, formerly served as an executive at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was elected a partner in 1996. He retired in 2005, having held a number of senior management positions in that firm's investment banking division as well as served in its executive office. Since 2005, Mr. Zeitlin has founded a company that builds and owns telecommunications infrastructure in India, and he has invested in private biotechnology companies globally.
An active member of several educational and cultural organizations, Mr. Zeitlin serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Amherst College and is a member of the boards of Teach For America, Milton Academy, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Montefiore Medical Center, Playwrights Horizons and Common Ground Community. He is also a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors and is a director of two publicly-listed corporations: Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. and Coach, Inc.
He earned an A.B. in Economics and English magna cum laude from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
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Mr. Zeitlin was a member of the Economics and International Trade Team tasked with reviewing the Department of the Treasury during the Obama Transition.
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