Arthur Altschul - General American Independent Director

XGAMX Fund  USD 55.08  0.12  0.22%   
Arthur Altschul is Fund Manager at General American Investors
Mr. Arthur G. Altschul, Jr. is an Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to his tenure since 1995 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Altschul is a founder and Managing Member of Diaz Altschul Capital Management, LLC and Chairman of Overbrook Management Corporation and Overbrook Foundation. Mr. Altschul was the cofounder of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and served as Executive Chairman from Kolltans founding in 2008, until it was acquired in November 2016 by Celldex Pharmaceuticals. He served as a Director of Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation from 1992 until it was acquired by and merged into Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in December 2012. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Altschul worked at SUGEN, Inc., a biopharmaceutical firm. Prior to 1992, Mr. Altschul worked in the Equity and Fixed Income Trading departments at Goldman, Sachs Co., was a founding limited partner of The Maximus Fund, LP, and worked in the Equity Research department at Morgan Stanley Company. Mr. Altschul serves on the Board of Directors of Child Mind Institute and is a Trustee of the Neurosciences Research Foundation
Age 53
Tenure 29 years
Altschul holds a B.S. from Columbia University in Computer Science. With his diverse business background in finance, wealth management and the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Altschul provides the Company’s Board of Directors with valuable financial and investment expertise and an indepth understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.

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General American Inv Leadership Team

Elected by the shareholders, the General American's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: General American inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of General. The board's role is to monitor General American's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. General American's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, General American's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.
Diane Radosti, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer
Henry Schirmer, Director
Clara Villar, Director
Linda Genid, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Arthur Altschul, Independent Director
Connie Maria, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Lewis Cullman, Independent Director
Spencer Davidson, Chairman of the Board, CEO
Anang Majmudar, Vice President
Eugene Stark, Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Administration, Chief Compliance Officer
Sidney Knafel, Lead Independent Director
Craig Grassi, Assistant Vice-President
Sally Lynch, Vice President
Michael Robinson, Vice President
Raymond Troubh, Independent Director
Daniel Neidich, Independent Director
Rose Lynch, Director
Andrew Vindigni, Senior Vice President
Liron Kronzon, Vice President
Jeffrey Priest, President
Betsy Gotbaum, Independent Director
Samantha Jin, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer
Maureen LoBello, Assistant Secretary
Rodney Berens, Independent Director
John Gordan, Independent Director

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