Bruce Gelb

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Bruce Gelb
United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
1991–1993
President George H.W. Bush
Preceded by Maynard W. Glitman
Succeeded by Alan Blinken
Personal details
Born February 24, 1927
New York, New York [1]

Bruce Gelb is an American businessman and diplomat. He is the retired president of Clairol and former vice chairman of Bristol Myers Squibb.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Gelb's father, Lawrence M. Gelb, founded Clairol in 1931.[3] Gelb attended Philips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[4] In 1941, at the academy, Gelb met George H.W. Bush.[3] After service in the military, Gelb received a B.A. from Yale in 1950 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1953.[4]

Appointments[edit]

He is also currently a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club; a Life Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall; a Board member of the United Nations Development Corporation; a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Council on Science and Health; Honorary Chairman and a Regent of the Center for Security Policy; and a member of the Advisory Board of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.acsh.org/about/pageID.95/default.asp
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Members Bruce S. Gelb." Council of American Ambassadors. Web. 12 Dec. 2010. <http://www.americanambassadors.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Members.view&memberid=159>.
  3. ^ a b Bruce Gelb: telling 'The American Story.' Broadcasting, Oct 29, 1990 v119 n18 p87(1)
  4. ^ a b "Bruce Gelb: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek." Investing & Stock Research by Company and Industry - BusinessWeek. Web. 12 Dec. 2010. <http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=13396744&privcapId=79756223&previousCapId=30852349&previousTitle=Bizworld Foundation>