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Lewis B. Kaden

Citigroup, Inc. (Ret.)

Lewis Kaden retired as vice chairman of Citigroup Inc. in 2013, where he was a member of Citigroup’s executive committee. He joined Citigroup in 2005 from Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was a partner. Before joining Davis Polk & Wardwell in 1984, he was a professor of law at Columbia University and director of Columbia University’s Center for Law and Economic Studies. Since 2014 he has been a John Harvard Gregory Lecturer on World Organization and Harvard Law School. From 1974-1976, he was counsel to the governor of New Jersey. He has served as a moderator for the Public Broadcasting System’s Media and Society Seminars, including the Ethics in America series, which won a Peabody Award.

Lew is the lead independent director of ArcelorMittal and is chairman of the Markle Foundation. He was the chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel, the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness. He was the moderator of the Business-Labor Dialogue, a group of chief executive officers and trade union presidents organized by John F. Welch and John Sweeney. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council of Foreign Relations.

Lew is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.