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Mr. William M. Lewis Jr.

Wrong William M. Lewis Jr.?

Senior Executive

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: w***@***.com
Lazard Ltd
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York , New York 10112
United States

Company Description: Lazard Limited is a financial advisory and asset management firm. The Company serves a set of clients around the world, including corporations, partnerships,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    Harvard University
  • undergraduate degree with honors
    Harvard University
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Ariel Investments - Mutual Fund Board of Trustees
www.arielmutualfunds.com, 16 Nov 2015 [cached]
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking
Lazard Ltd. As a senior executive at Lazard Ltd, Mr. Lewis advises blue-chip clients on a broad range of corporate and financial issues including merger and acquisition activity and leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Lewis spent 24 years with Morgan Stanley in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as managing director and co-head of the firm's Global Banking Department. Beyond his work at Lazard, Mr. Lewis is actively involved in the broader community and serves on the board of the New York Philharmonic. Mr. Lewis attended Harvard University where he earned both his undergraduate degree with honors and his MBA.
Board of Directors | Newport Festivals Foundation Inc. â„¢
www.newportfestivalsfoundation.org, 10 Sept 2015 [cached]
William Lewis, Jr. Managing Director & Co-Chairman, Investment Banking, Lazard LTD
Ariel Mutual Funds - Board of Trustees
www.arielmutualfunds.com, 13 Mar 2008 [cached]
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Managing Director and Co-Chairman, Investment Banking
Lazard Ltd.
As a senior executive at Lazard Ltd, Bill advises blue-chip clients on a broad range of corporate and financial issues including merger and acquisition activity, deal origination and leveraged buyouts.Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Bill spent 24 years with Morgan Stanley in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm's Global Banking Department.Beyond his work at Lazard, Bill is actively involved in the broader community.He is the Co-Chairman of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and serves on a variety of boards including Phillips Academy, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Cancer Research Institute and the Central Park Conservancy.Additionally, he is a director at Freddie Mac and Darden Restaurants.Bill attended Harvard University where he earned both his undergraduate degree with honors and his MBA.
WILLIAM M. LEWIS, ...
www.sec.gov, 4 Aug 2010 [cached]
WILLIAM M. LEWIS, JR.
Director since 2005.
William M. Lewis, Jr., age 54, has served as the Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking for Lazard Ltd, an investment banking firm since April 2004. He held various positions with Morgan Stanley, an investment banking firm, from 1978 to 1980 and from 1982 to April 2004, including Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Banking Department from 1999 to 2004. He served from 2005 to 2008 as a director of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
The Nominating and Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Lewis is qualified and should serve, in part, because of his general business management expertise, including considerable experience in corporate finance. His skills include knowledge of corporate finance structure and strategies, the operation of the capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.
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William M. Lewis, Jr., director nominee
William M. Lewis, Jr. Elected to Darden Restaurants Board
www.prnewswire.com, 22 Mar 2005 [cached]
William M. Lewis, Jr. Elected to Darden Restaurants Board
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ORLANDO, Fla., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) has elected William M. Lewis, Jr., Managing Director and Co- Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Freres & Co.LLC, to its board of directors, effective June 2005.Darden owns and operates Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze and Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill restaurant companies.
"Bill Lewis brings a wealth of experience to Darden, including strong expertise in corporate strategy generally and financial strategy in particular.
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"Bill is a highly respected financial services industry leader and will be a tremendous asset to our company."
"I am delighted to be joining the board of one of the premier casual dining companies in the world," said Lewis.
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"Bill further strengthens our talented Board."
Prior to joining Lazard in 2004, Mr. Lewis was a Managing Director and Co- Head of the Global Banking Department at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for the firm's global industry practices and regions.Between 1994 and 2004, Mr. Lewis was head or co-head of each of Morgan Stanley's origination and execution businesses.In addition to the Global Banking Department, these businesses included the Global Mergers and Acquisition Department and Morgan Stanley Realty, the firm's real estate investment banking and investing businesses.
Mr. Lewis is involved in a number of not-for-profit activities, including the New York City Department of Education Fund for Public Schools, the American Museum of Natural History, the Central Park Conservancy, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Phillips Academy, and the Cancer Research Institute.He has served as treasurer of the National Urban League and chairman of A Better Chance.Mr. Lewis was elected to the board of Freddie Mac in November 2004.
Mr. Lewis was born in Richmond, Virginia.He graduated with honors in economics from Harvard College and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.Mr. Lewis is married to Carol Sutton Lewis, a lawyer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
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