Jeffrey E. Garten
Jeffrey E. Garten serves as chairman of Garten Rothkopf. Garten is also associated with the Yale School of Management, where he became the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business in July 2005. During the previous decade he was the Dean of the School. While he held that position, the Yale SOM established an International Center for Finance; an International Institute for Corporate Governance; the Sachem Venture Capital Fund for Projects in New Haven; the Yale SOM - Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures; and an executive MBA program in Health Care Management. The number of student applications increased 75%, the size of the faculty grew by 42%, and the School's endowment increased from $137 million to $362 million.
Garten currently serves on the boards of directors of the Aetna Corporation, CarMax, Credit Suisse Asset Management, The International Rescue Committee, and The Conference Board. He previously served on the boards of Alcan Corp. and Calpine Inc., and on the international advisory boards of Toyota and the Chicago Climate Exchange.
Garten was the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the first Clinton administration, where he focused on promoting American business interests in many big emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, Indonesia, and South Africa. He was deeply involved in the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and in helping the U.S. and China negotiate Beijing’s entry into the WTO.
From 1979 to 1992, Garten worked on Wall Street as a managing director of Lehman Brothers and the Blackstone Group. During this time, he worked as an advisor to the governments of several developing countries including Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Zaire, Turkey, and Indonesia, helping them to tap international markets, negotiate deals with foreign banks and multinational companies, and restructure their debts. He also built up and directed the Asian investment banking business for Lehman from Tokyo, and led the restructuring of some of the world’s largest shipping companies in Hong Kong.
From 1973 to 1978, he served on the White House Council on International Economic Policy in the Nixon administration and on the policy planning staffs of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance in the Ford and Carter administrations. During this time, he was actively involved in development policy, including a range of issues that encompassed the IMF, World Bank, regional development banks and USAID.
He is the author of A Cold Peace: America, Japan, Germany and the Struggle for Supremacy (1992), The Big Ten: The Big Emerging Markets and How They Will Change Our Lives (1997), The Mind of the CEO (2001), and The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda For Business Leaders (2002). He has also edited and contributed to the anthology, World View: Global Strategies for the New Economy (2000). From 1997 to 2005 he wrote a monthly column for Business Week. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs.
In 2000, he chaired a national task force of the Securities & Exchange Commission, comprised of leaders from business, finance and accounting, on the subject, "What Kind of Information Do Investors Need in the New Economy?"
Garten holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, 1968, and a Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, 1980, where he specialized in international economics and international organizations.
From 1968 to 1972 he served as a lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division and a captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. In 1971 he was a military advisor to the Royal Thai Army.
President and CEO
David Rothkopf serves as president and chief executive of Garten Rothkopf. Rothkopf is also a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he has written Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power and Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making. Rothkopf also chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable, which examines the nexus between market concerns and U.S. economic policy making, as well as the National Strategic Investment Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors as they consider critical issues of investment strategy. He is also a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Global Development and the Center for the Study of the Presidency.
Prior to the establishment of Garten Rothkopf, Rothkopf was chairman, CEO and co-founder of Intellibridge Corporation, a leading provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations. Before founding Intellibridge, Rothkopf was managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Immediately previous to joining Kissinger Associates, Rothkopf served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. In this capacity, Rothkopf directed the 2400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration and the Bureau of Trade Development. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy Development.
Before joining the Clinton Administration, Rothkopf was co-founder, chairman and CEO of International Media Partners, Inc., publishers of CEO Magazine, Emerging Markets newspapers and organizers of the CEO Institutes. Previously, Rothkopf served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and in similar capacities at Financial World Magazine.
Rothkopf is a frequently cited commentator in leading publications and has appeared as a guest addressing a wide variety of foreign policy issues on most major English-language broadcast networks worldwide. He is the author of over 150 articles on international investment, economic, and policy themes and has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other leading newspapers. He has also written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Economy, the Journal of International Affairs and a variety of other magazines. He is the author, co-author, co-editor and contributor to a variety of books, in addition to those mentioned above, including The Global Century: Globalization and National Security (National Defense University), Cuba: The Contours of Change (Lynn Rienner Publishers), The Price of Peace: Emergency Economic Intervention and U.S. Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), The Common Market: Uniting the European Community (Franklin Watts) and The Big Emerging Markets (Bernan Press).
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