Kenneth C. Griffin is the founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, one of the world's largest alternative asset managers and securities dealers.
Citadel includes a number of hedge funds engaged in alternative investment strategies. As of June 1, 2014, firmwide investment capital was approximately $20 billion.
Citadel Securities serves as one of the largest options specialists and retail equity market makers in the U.S.
Established in 1990, Citadel has more than 1,100 team members in the world's major financial centers, including Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas and Greenwich.
Griffin is an active supporter of causes that drive community improvement, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund. His philanthropic activities focus on high impact education, health and civic initiatives. Griffin is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Within the business community, Griffin is a member of numerous organizations including the World Economic Forum, G100, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.
Griffin received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College.