Zack Friedman

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Zack Friedman
Nationality American
Education Wharton Business School
Columbia Law School
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Occupation Finance
Employer Mina Group
Henley Partners
The Blackstone Group
Morgan Stanley
The White House
Organization Council on Foreign Relations
The Asia Society
Pacific Council
Bretton Woods Committee
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
Awards All-USA College Academic Team
Asia 21 Young Leader

Zack Friedman is an executive, investor, attorney, educator and community leader.

Friedman is the Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mina Group, a global energy services and energy infrastructure company.[1]

Career[edit]

Prior to Mina Group, Friedman served as the managing partner of Henley Partners, a global investment and advisory firm.[2] Prior to Henley, Friedman was a hedge fund investor. Previously, Friedman worked at The Blackstone Group, the global private equity and advisory firm, and Morgan Stanley, the international investment bank. Friedman is a former White House intern for the Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton.

He is the co-founder of Dynamix Legal, a leading alternative legal services provider.[3] He has also served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School.[4]

Education[edit]

Friedman is a graduate of Wharton Business School (MBA), Columbia Law School (J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Harvard University (Master in Public Policy) and Johns Hopkins University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa). According to one of his professors, "Zack Friedman is, quite simply, one of the smartest and best students I have had in over 36 years of teaching political science and constitutional law." [5]

Leadership[edit]

Friedman is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, [6] and a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard Kennedy School,[7] the Pacific Council[8] (where he sits on both the National Security and China committees), Bretton Woods Committee,[9] and National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Friedman is a board member of the Columbia Law School Association[10] and a board member emeritus of Rocking The Boat,[11] a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged youth learn leadership, teamwork and environmental education through wooden boat building.

Friedman has been recognized for his leadership at the both the national and international levels. USA Today named him one of the Top 20 college students in America as a member of the All-USA College Academic Team.[12] The Asia Society named him an Asia Society Young Leader, one of the top leaders under the age of forty who will impact global affairs in coming decades.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mina Group". Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Henley Partners". Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Dynamix Legal". Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Columbia Law School Magazine". Retrieved 2013-11-03. 
  5. ^ "At a campus filled with intelligent, highly motivated students, Hopkins seniors Zack Friedman and Sarvenaz Zand could be classified as hyperachievers.". The Johns Hopkins Gazette (Jhu.edu). February 21, 2000. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  6. ^ "Council on Foreign Relations". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 2014-06-24. 
  7. ^ "Dean's Council". Harvard Kennedy School. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Members - In The News - Pacific Council on International Policy". Pacific Council on International Policy. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  9. ^ "Committee Members — The Bretton Woods Committee". The Bretton Woods Committee. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  10. ^ "The Alumni | Columbia Law School Association | Alumni | Columbia Law School". Columbia Law School. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  11. ^ "Rocking the Boat". Rocking the Boat. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  12. ^ "At a campus filled with intelligent, highly motivated students, Hopkins seniors Zack Friedman and Sarvenaz Zand could be classified as hyperachievers.". The Johns Hopkins Gazette (Jhu.edu). February 21, 2000. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 
  13. ^ "Friedman Named One of Top Leaders Under the Age of 40; Will Represent U.S. at Leadership Summit in India". International Business Times. 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2012-11-03.