Henry Kaufman is President of Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc., a firm established in April 1988, specializing in economic and financial consulting. For the previous 26 years, he was with Salomon Brothers Inc., where he was Managing Director, Member of the Executive Committee, and in charge of the Firm’s four research departments. He was also a Vice Chairman of the parent company, Salomon Inc. Before joining Salomon Brothers, Dr. Kaufman was in commercial banking and served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Dr. Kaufman, who was born in 1927, received a B.A. in economics from New York University in 1948, an M.S. in finance from Columbia University in 1949, and a Ph.D in banking and finance from New York University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1958. He also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from New York University in 1982, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Yeshiva University in 1986, and from Trinity College in 2005. Dr. Kaufman’s book, On Money and Markets, A Wall Street Memoir, was published in June 2000. In 1987, Dr. Kaufman was awarded the first George S. Eccles Prize for excellence in economic writing from Columbia Business School for his book, Interest Rates, the Markets, and the New Financial World.
Dr. Kaufman is active in a number of organizations. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, and is a Member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Cambridge Center For Behavioral Studies, and The Animal Medical Center. Dr. Kaufman is Member of the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University and a Life Trustee of the Jewish Museum. Dr. Kaufman is also a Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a Member of the Advisory Committee to the Investment Committee for the International Monetary Fund Staff Retirement Plan.
Dr. Kaufman has been a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education since 1982. He became Chairman of the Board in 1989, a position he retired from in January 2003. Dr. Kaufman now serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.
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