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Advisory Board Member - William Ackman

William Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Managment LP
William Ackman, Founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital Managment LP

William A. Ackman is founder, CEO and portfolio managerof Pershing Square Capital Management, an investment advisory firm, or hedge fund, that he founded in 2003 and typically focuses on large-cap and mid-cap companies.

Most recently, Ackman waged a successful proxy battle to get a new CEO at Canadian Pacific.

Prior to forming Pershing, Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., an investment adviser that managed public and private equity hedge-fund portfolios. Ackman began his career in real estate investment banking at Ackman Brothers & Singer.

Ackman’s board memberships include chairman of The Howard Hughes Corporation, J.C. Penney and Justice Holdings Limited. He is also on the board of dean’s advisers of the Harvard Business School and a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Pershing Square Foundation, a charity he founded in 2007.

He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College.