Lead Independent DirectorMr. Sidney R. Knafel is Lead Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to his tenure since 1994 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Knafel has served as the Lead Independent Director of the Company since April 2009 and is the Managing Partner and founder of SRK Management Company, Inc., a private investment company. Mr. Knafel was the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Insight Communications Company Inc., a cable communications company prior to its acquisition by Time Warner Cable Inc. in 2012. Mr. Knafel also served as a member of the Board of Directors at VirtualScopics, Inc. until 2012 and at Vocollect, Inc. until its acquisition by Intermec Technologies Corporationration in 2011. Currently, Mr. Knafel serves as a member of the Board of Directors of IGENE Biotechnology, Inc. Mr. Knafel is also affiliated with the following organizations Addison Gallery of American Art, Board of Governors The Frick Collection, Trustee Phillips Academy, Andover, Charter Trustee Emeritus Harvard College, member of the Deans Council The Rogosin Institute, Director and Wellesley College, Former ViceChairman of the Board of Trustees
Age: 85 Director Since 2009 MBAKnafel earned an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.