Henry Schacht

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Henry Schacht
United States
ResidenceUnited States
EducationYale, Harvard Business School

Henry Schacht (born 1933/34) is an American businessman, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Cummins Diesel (1973–1994), and later CEO of Lucent Technologies.

Previously he was on the boards of CBS, Chase Manhattan, and Alcoa.[1]

He assumed the Lucent CEO role in a transitory capacity upon Lucent's spinoff from AT&T Corporation, and served from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Schacht was brought back in 2001 to replace Richard McGinn, who had served as Lucent's CEO during the intervening years. He is currently the managing director and senior advisor of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC New York.


  • "Lucent Technologies' Board of Directors names Henry Schacht Chairman and CEO". Lucent Technologies. October 23, 2000. Archived from the original on August 23, 2006.


  1. ^ Endlich, Lisa (2004). Optical Illusions, Lucent and the crash of Telecoms. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-2667-4.