Bruce Gelb

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Bruce Gelb
United States Ambassador to Belgium
In office
President George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Maynard W. Glitman
Succeeded by Alan Blinken
Personal details
Born (1927-02-24) February 24, 1927 (age 89)
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][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Gelb's father, Lawrence M. Gelb, founded Clairol in 1931.[4] Gelb attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[5] In 1941, at the academy, Gelb met George H. W. Bush.[4] After service in the military, Gelb received a B.A. from Yale in 1950 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1953.[5]


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]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Members Bruce S. Gelb." Council of American Ambassadors. Web. 12 Dec. 2010.
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  4. ^ a b Bruce Gelb: telling 'The American Story.' Broadcasting, Oct 29, 1990 v119 n18 p87(1)
  5. ^ a b "Bruce Gelb: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek." Investing & Stock Research by Company and Industry - BusinessWeek. Web. 12 Dec. 2010. < Foundation>

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