Robert I. Lipp

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Robert I. Lipp is a senior partner at Brysam Global Partners, a private equity firm. He is a former member of the board of JP Morgan Chase, and a director for Accenture[1] and The Travelers Companies Inc.[2]

Lipp is notable for having been part of the team that engineered the $16 billion deal in 2003 that resulted in the merger of insurance giants St. Paul Companies and Travelers Property Casualty Corporation. He was CEO of Travelers at the time of the merger.[3] Mr. Lipp also played a role in JP Morgan's acquisition of Bear Stearns in March 2008.

Mr. Lipp began his career as a teller at Chemical Bank (now a part of JP Morgan Chase), where he rose to the position of president and director, leaving there when he was invited by Sandy Weill in 1986 to join what ultimately became Citigroup.

He is a president of the board of directors of the New York City Ballet[4] and the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.[5]

Mr. Lipp received his undergraduate degree (and received an honorary degree) at Williams College, his M.B.A. at Harvard University and his J.D. at New York University.