Kenneth M. Jacobs

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Kenneth Jacobs - Lazard Chairman & CEO

Kenneth M. Jacobs is the chairman and chief executive officer of Lazard since November 16, 2009. Jacobs joined Lazard in 1988. In 1991, he was named a Lazard Partner. In 2002, Jacobs was named deputy chairman and head of North America for Lazard.[1] In this role, he focused on enhancing the firm's business by entering into new markets and adding new practices, such as restructuring, strategic capital structure advice, and private fund advisory. He also focused on bringing in new staff specializing in power and energy, technology and healthcare.

Jacobs has also expanded Lazard’s financial advisory business through an acquisition in the US Middle Market, which is now called Lazard Middle Market.[2]

Jacobs is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago and the Brookings Institution. Jacobs earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. [3] He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.[4]

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Lazard Leadership