Chief Executive Officer
WL Ross & Co. LLC
Wilbur Ross, CEO of WL Ross & Co. LLC, may be one of the best known private equity investors in the US. He created and chairs International Textile Group and International Auto Components Group, and he's a Director of ArcelorMittal. He's the Chairman of Diamond S Shipping and previously chaired International Coal Group. He's a member of the boards of Assured Guaranty, Bank of Ireland, BankUnited, EXCO, Ocwen, Sun Bancorp and Talmer Bancorp. Mr. Ross was Executive Managing Director of Rothschild Inc. for 24 years before acquiring that firm's private equity partnerships in 2000. He's a member of the boards of Yale University School of Management, The Dean's Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, Partnership for New York City and the Palm Beach Civic Association. He's Chairman of the Japan Society and the Brookings Institution Economics Studies Council and a trustee of the Town of Palm Beach Retirement System and the Magritte Museum.