WASHINGTON – The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace today announced the addition of Steven A. Denning, chairman of General Atlantic LLC, to its Board of Trustees.
“Steve is a superb addition to our board,” said Penny Pritzker, chair of the Board of Trustees. “A navy veteran, business leader, and engaged citizen of the first order, Steve embodies the values and mission of Carnegie, and I look forward to his partnership at this transformative moment for Carnegie and the world.”
Denning joined General Atlantic in 1980 when it was a newly formed captive investment entity [for Chuck Feeney] and has since helped transform it into a leading private equity firm with thirteen offices around the world and nearly $25 billion in assets under management.
Denning holds degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School. He also earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served as a trustee of Stanford University from 2004 to 2017, including as the board’s chairman from 2012 to 2017.
“I really admire Carnegie’s global reach and perspective, its unassailable independence, and its commitment to advance international peace,” said Denning. “The current state of our world, and the accelerating pace of change we are witnessing, makes vivid the heightened importance and relevance of Carnegie’s work. It’s an honor to join Penny and Carnegie’s board to support Bill Burns and the work of his extraordinary colleagues around the globe.”
Carnegie President William J. Burns added, “We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Steve on our board and to benefit from his business acumen, global reach, and experience helping strengthen institutions committed to policy-relevant scholarship.”
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