Board of Directors

Our board represents a significant network of New York City’s business leaders with wide representation across sectors and industries.


Dr. Albert Bourla

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, Pfizer Inc.

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Rob Speyer

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

President & CEO, Tishman Speyer

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Dr. Albert Bourla

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, Pfizer Inc.

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albert Bourla leads Pfizer in its purpose, Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health.

During his more than 25 years at Pfizer, Albert has built a diverse and successful career, holding several senior positions across a range of markets and disciplines. The global nature of his work – having lived and worked in eight different cities and led teams across five continents – has informed his understanding of the needs of patients and healthcare systems around the world and deepened his commitment to helping ensure equitable access to medicines and vaccines.

When he took the reins as CEO in January 2019, Albert accelerated Pfizer’s transformation to become a more science-driven, innovative company – divesting its consumer and off-patent products businesses and dramatically increasing its R&D and digital innovation budgets. To create a culture in which the company’s people and science could thrive, Albert and his leadership team established Pfizer’s Purpose Blueprint, which included four core values: courage, excellence, equity and joy.

A powerful example of Pfizer’s capabilities and culture was seen in the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refusing to accept public funding and instead investing more than $2 billion dollars at-risk, Albert inspired colleagues to deliver a safe and effective vaccine in just eight months – a process that typically take 8-10 years – without compromising quality or integrity. A year later, continuing to move at the speed of science, Pfizer delivered the first FDA-authorized oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 by implementing the same sense of urgency and new ways of working that had made the vaccine program so successful. The company is now applying many of these “lightspeed” principles to projects across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions and more.

Under Albert’s leadership, Pfizer also has further strengthened its commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. This includes issuing the biopharmaceutical industry’s first Sustainability Bond addressing capital investments in both environmental and social initiatives; launching the company’s first ESG report; and completing an extensive priority issue assessment to confirm where and how Pfizer can have the greatest long-term impact.

Albert is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University. In January 2022, he was named the 2022 Genesis Prize Laureate in recognition of his leadership during the pandemic. In 2021, he was named CEO of the Year by CNN Business, included in Insider Magazine’s Most Transformative CEOs list, and inducted into the Crain’s New York Business 2021 Hall of Fame. That same year, he received the Appeal of Conscience Award in recognition of his extraordinary leadership in service of the global community and The Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Business Leadership Award for his and Pfizer’s work on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Albert is chairman of The Pfizer Foundation. He is on the executive committee of The Partnership for New York City, a vice president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, a director on multiple boards—Pfizer Inc., PhRMA and Catalyst—and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. In addition, Albert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the New York City Mayor’s Corporate Council.

Rob Speyer

Co-Chair, Partnership for New York City

President & CEO, Tishman Speyer

Rob Speyer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer. Over the past decade, Rob has led the firm’s global expansion, doubling its assets under management to over $65 billion, delivering more than 50 million square feet of mixed-use development and redevelopment projects globally, and adding more than 13,000 units to its residential portfolio and development pipeline. Today, Tishman Speyer serves the needs of nearly 1,800 industry-leading customers in 30 markets around the world.

Rob has driven the firm’s growth and entry into new markets across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America, and the development of innovative new business lines. His accomplishments at Tishman Speyer include:

  • Working with leading architects around the globe, Rob has spearheaded new residential, office and mixed-use developments in the world’s most vibrant cities, from San Francisco, New York and Boston to Frankfurt, Berlin, Shanghai and Shenzhen.
  • Rob’s vision for distinctive, progressive place-making has led to new development partnerships with such institutions as Harvard University, the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres and Beijing Capital Steel to create the next generation of dynamic, large-scale urban neighborhoods.
  • Rob co-founded Breakthrough Properties, a life science real estate investment, development, and operations firm that uses cross-sector collaboration to deliver modern environments in support of scientific research, innovation, and discoveries. Breakthrough is a Tishman Speyer joint venture with Bellco Capital.
  • Over the last 25 years, he has led Tishman Speyer’s reinvention of the iconic Rockefeller Center in New York City and its over 6 million rentable square feet, capped by the creation of Top of the Rock, one of the world’s most successful observation decks.
  • In 2012, Rob directed Tishman Speyer’s launch of a RMB-denominated real estate fund, the first ever sponsored by a non-Chinese company. To date, the company has successfully closed on 9 RMB funds with total equity raised of RMB 13 billion.
  • Rob has leveraged Tishman Speyer’s global portfolio and vertically integrated platform to make venture capital investments in 19 promising early-stage proptech firms over the past 3 years.
  • In 2020, he led Tishman Speyer’s successful launch of a proptech-focused SPAC, the first sponsored by a major real estate company.
  • Rob has also championed a range of initiatives designed to enhance the health, productivity and quality of life of Tishman Speyer’s customers and local communities, including the tenant amenities platform ZO. and Studio, its flexible office and co-working brand.

Rob serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. In 2013, he became the youngest ever Chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York, the city’s premier industry association, and served in the role for five years. He also serves on the Board of The City, a nonprofit digital news platform.

Rob is active on the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian, where he serves on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Real Estate Committee, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where he was Co-Chairman of the Construction Committee overseeing the New York City landmark’s restoration and renovation. He is also Vice Chair of the Shanghai Mayor’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. An emeritus member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia College, Rob graduated magna cum laude from Columbia in 1992 and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.


Catherine Engelbert

Secretary, Partnership for New York City

Commissioner, WNBA

Jane Fraser

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, Citi

Kewsong Lee

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chief Executive Officer, BellTower Partners LLC

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

Treasurer, Partnership for New York City

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Recognize

Kevin P. Ryan

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Founder & CEO, AlleyCorp

George H. Walker

Vice Chair, Partnership for New York City

Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman

Kathryn S. Wylde

President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

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Kathryn S. Wylde

President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Kathryn Wylde is the President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit organization whose members are the city’s global business leaders and major employers. The Partnership’s mission is to mobilize private sector resources and expertise to advance New York City’s standing as a global center of economic opportunity, upward mobility, and innovation.

Kathryn is an urban policy expert and represents the business community on issues that impact the economy and public policy more generally. She has written numerous opinion and policy papers and has been widely recognized for her leadership by educational, professional, and nonprofit institutions.

She serves on many boards and advisory groups, including the Fund for Public Schools, Invest Puerto Rico, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, NYC & Co., NYC Economic Development Corporation, and the NYC Regional Economic Development Council.

Prior to taking over as Partnership CEO in 2000, Wylde was the founding CEO of both the Partnership’s investment fund and housing affiliates. From 1995-2000, Wylde worked with Henry Kravis and Jerry Speyer to establish and manage the Partnership Fund for New York City, a civic fund that is capitalized with $170 million in private contributions.

From 1982 to 1995, Wylde was responsible for developing and managing affordable housing and economic development programs that contributed to the renaissance of blighted urban neighborhoods across the five boroughs. The New York City Housing Partnership was the sponsor of the city’s New Homes and Neighborhood Builders programs, producing more than 35,000 units of new, owner-occupied housing and of the Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Program, which enabled more than fifty minority and women-owned firms to purchase and rehabilitate apartment buildings that were formerly owned by the city.

Before joining the Partnership, Wylde worked in senior positions at the former Anchor Savings Bank and at the former Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She is a native of Madison, Wisconsin.


Jeffrey H. Aronson

Co-Founder & Managing Principal

Centerbridge Partners

Neil Barr

Chair & Managing Partner

Davis Polk

Jeff T. Blau

Chief Executive Officer

The Related Companies, L.P.

Dr. Albert Bourla

Chairman & CEO

Pfizer Inc.

Tim Cawley

Chairman, President & CEO

Con Edison

Jamie Dimon

Chairman & CEO

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

John Q. Doyle

President & CEO

Marsh McLennan

Blair W. Effron


Centerview Partners

Catherine Engelbert



Laurence D. Fink

Chairman & CEO


William E. Ford

Chairman & CEO

General Atlantic LLC

Jane Fraser

Chief Executive Officer


Barry M. Gosin

Chief Executive Officer


Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman & CEO


Kenneth M. Jacobs

Executive Chairman


Brad S. Karp


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Charles R. Kaye

Chief Executive Officer

Warburg Pincus LLC

Henry R. Kravis

Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman


Kewsong Lee

Chief Executive Officer

BellTower Partners LLC

Peter W. May

President & Founding Partner

Trian Partners

Andrew McMahon

CEO & President

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Andrew J. Nussbaum

Co-Chair & Partner

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Charles E. Phillips, Jr.

Managing Partner & Co-Founder


Ted Pick

Chief Executive Officer

Morgan Stanley

Steven L. Rattner

Chairman & CEO

Willett Advisors LLC

Steven Rubenstein


Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Kevin P. Ryan

Founder & CEO


Alan D. Schnitzer

Chairman & CEO

The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman

Guggenheim Partners, LLC

Stephen A. Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder


Joshua Silverman

Chief Executive Officer

Etsy, Inc.

David M. Solomon

Chairman & CEO

Goldman Sachs

Jeffrey M. Solomon


TD Cowen

Rob Speyer

President & CEO

Tishman Speyer

Tony Spring

Chairman & CEO

Macy's, Inc.

Robert K. Steel

Partner & Vice Chairman

Perella Weinberg Partners

Steven R. Swartz

President & CEO


James S. Tisch

President & CEO

Loews Corporation

George H. Walker

Chairman & CEO

Neuberger Berman


In Memoriam: David Rockefeller


Lee S. Ainslie, III

Managing Partner

Maverick Capital

Antonio Alvarez III

Managing Director

Alvarez & Marsal

Glenn R. August

Founder & CEO

Oak Hill Advisors L.P.

Jack Azagury

Group Chief Executive, Strategy & Consulting


Candace K. Beinecke

Senior Counsel

Huges Hubbard & Reed LLP

William H. Berkman

Managing Partner

Berkman Family Investments

Kathy Bloomgarden

Chief Executive Officer

Ruder Finn, Inc.

Torrence Boone

Vice President, Global Client Partnerships


H. Rodgin Cohen

Senior Chair

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Marc Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

Solomon Partners

Joanne Crevoiserat

Chief Executive Officer

Tapestry, Inc.

Craig DeSanto

Chair, President & CEO

New York Life Insurance Company

John Ehrenkranz


Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.

Winston C. Fisher


Fisher Brothers

Peter Furci

Presiding Partner

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Joanna Geraghty

Chief Executive Officer

JetBlue Airways Corporation

Jason Girzadas

Chief Executive Officer, US


Timothy Gokey

Chief Executive Officer

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Efraim Grinberg

Chairman & CEO

Movado Group, Inc.

Brett Hart


United Airlines, Inc.

Liz Hilton Segel

Chief Client Officer & Managing Partner, Industry Practices

McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Linda Kirkpatrick

President, Americas


Paul Knopp

U.S. Chairman & CEO


Philippe Krakowsky

Chief Executive Officer

Interpublic Group

Arvind Krishna

Chairman & CEO

IBM Corporation

William P. Lauder

Executive Chairman

The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.

Paul Lavelle

Head of U.S. National Accounts

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd

Rochelle B. Lazarus

Chairman Emeritus


Joey Levin

Chief Executive Officer


Allan Levine

Chairman & CEO

Global Atlantic Financial Company

Howard W. Lutnick

Chairman & CEO

Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.

Roger Lynch

Chief Executive Officer

Condé Nast

Tracy V. Maitland


Advent Capital Management, LLC

Lynn Martin



Dennis Mathew

Chairman & CEO

Altice USA

Alden Millard

Chair, Executive Committee

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Edward J. Minskoff

Chairman & CEO

Edward J. Minskoff Equities, Inc.

Ken Moelis

Chairman & CEO

Moelis & Company

Greg Mondre

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Silver Lake

Deanna M. Mulligan

Chief Executive Officer


Sabastian V. Niles

President & Chief Legal Officer


Douglas L. Peterson

President & CEO

S&P Global

Michael A. Peterson

Chairman & CEO

Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Deirdre Quinn

Co-Founder & CEO

Lafayette 148 New York

Christiana Riley

Regional Head of North America

Santander US

Michael M. Roberts

CEO US & Americas


Steven Roth

Chairman & CEO

Vornado Realty Trust

Mitchell E. Rudin


Savills Inc.

William C. Rudin

Co-Executive Chairman

Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Faiza Saeed

Presiding Partner

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Anjan Sahni

Managing Partner


Scott Salmirs

President & CEO

ABM Industries Inc.

Martin Schroeter

Chairman & CEO

Kyndryl Inc.

Caryn Seidman-Becker

Chair & CEO


Suzanne Shank

President & CEO

Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC

Stefan Simon

Chief Administrative Officer & CEO, Americas

Deutsche Bank AG

Stephen J. Squeri

Chairman & CEO

American Express

Paul J. Taubman

Chairman & CEO

PJT Partners Inc.

Jose Tavarez

President, New York City & Vice Chair

Bank of America

Robin Vince

President & CEO

BNY Mellon

David Winter

Co-Chief Executive Officer

Standard Industries Inc.

Rudolph Wynter

President, NY

National Grid

Anthony Yoseloff

Executive Managing Member

Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Strauss Zelnick



James Zelter


Apollo Global Management, Inc.


Sophia Hudson


Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Yesenia Scheker

New York Office Managing Partner


Charles Weinstein

Chief Executive Officer

Eisner Advisory Group LLC