Joshua J. Harris

courtesy of Apollo Global Management

Joshua Harris is the co-founder and senior managing director of Apollo Global Management. Under his leadership, Apollo has grown into a global leader in alternative asset management, helping university endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, charitable foundations, financial institutions and family offices to build better financial futures.

Harris is also the founder and co-chairman of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, a company created to accelerate growth and explore related strategic investment opportunities in sports, entertainment and media. In connection with HBSE, he is the managing partner of the Philadelphia 76ers, chairman of the Planning Committee of the NBA, managing partner of the New Jersey Devils and a general partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club.

He serves on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the NBA and the NHL. In addition, he is founder and chairman of the Harris Family Charitable Foundation, which strives to improve people's lives and unlock their potential by inspiring youth, strengthening communities and promoting wellness and healthy living.

Harris earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Loeb Scholar, and a BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where he graduated summa cum laude. He and his wife reside in New York City with their five children.

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