Order of the White Rose of Finland
The Order of the White Rose of Finland is one of three official orders in Finland, along with the Order of the Cross of Liberty, the Order of the Lion of Finland. The President of Finland is the Grand Master of all three orders; the orders are administered by boards consisting of a chancellor, a vice-chancellor and at least four members. The orders of the White Rose of Finland and the Lion of Finland have a joint board; the Order of the White Rose of Finland was established by Gustaf Mannerheim in his capacity as regent on January 28, 1919. The name comes from the nine roses argent in the coat of arms of Finland; the order's rules and regulations were confirmed on May 16, 1919, its present rules date from June 1, 1940. The revised scale of ranks was confirmed most in 1985; the original decorations were designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. The swastikas of the collar was replaced by fir crosses in 1963, designed by heraldic artist Gustaf von Numers; the honour can be granted for military as well as civilian merit.
The ribbon for all classes is ultramarine. The motto of the Order appears on the medallion and is Isänmaan hyväksi, which means in Finnish: "For the Fatherland"; the President of Finland wears the Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland with Collar. The Collar is worn four centimetres from either side and hangs at equal distances at the front and back; the Grand Cross and Commander marks are awarded with a breast star. The classes of the Order of the White Rose of Finland are: Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland with Collar Grand Cross of the White Rose of Finland First Class Commander of the White Rose of Finland Commander of the White Rose of Finland First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland Knight of the White Rose of Finland Cross of Merit of the White Rose of Finland First Class Medal of the White Rose of Finland with golden cross First Class Medal of the White Rose of Finland Medal of the White Rose of Finland Generally the Grand Cross with Collar is awarded only to foreign heads of state, e.g. to King Fuad I of Egypt, Charles de Gaulle, Josip Broz Tito and King Birendra of Nepal.
Prime Ministers of Finland customarily receive the Grand Cross. Col. Bernard Aabel, 1951, In 1948 Aabel became the Assistant Military Attaché in Helsinki, Finland Anne, Princess Royal, 1969 Ion Antonescu, 1942 Thomas Beecham, 1955 Simon Beresford-Wylie, Chief Executive Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks, Awarded 2008 Leonid Brezhnev, 1976 Ernesto Burzagli, 1926. Carl XVI Gustaf Armi Kuusela James Cathey, 2007 Arthur J. Collingsworth, 1984 John Fawcett, 1958 Charles de Gaulle, 1962 Eduard Dietl, 1941 Dean Driscoll, 1941, Chevalier of the White Rose of Finland, for services "toward relieving the civilian population of wartorn Finland". Bob Foster, 2011Professor, Director – GAP, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Maggie Gripenberg, 1961 Hirohito, 1942 Pauline Kiltinen, 2016 - Cross of Merit of the Order of the White Rose for the promotion of Finnish culture including the commissioning Rockland the Opera. Zoltán Kodály, 1967 - First Class Commander of the White Rose of Finland Greta Kukkonen, 1967 Mart Laar, 2009 Jarl Lindfors, 1960 Arthur Lydiard, 1972 Olli Mannermaa, 1979 Dáithí O'Ceallaigh Norman Cameron Moore, 1941 Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, 2009 Erkki Oja, 2006 Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, 2010 Koča Popović, 1963 Tim Purcell, 2008Managing Director, KIX Consulting Group and Board Member of Finland Australia Chamber of Commerce.
Knight 1st Class awarded 3 October 2008, presented in NSW Parliament House 6 Dec 2008 by the Finnish Ambassador Glenn Lindholm for fostering bilateral relationships between Australia and Finland Government and Academia in the area of innovation. Edward Rydz-Śmigły Ensio Seppänen, 1998, First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland Birendra Bir Bikram Shah,1988 Late king of Nepal Margareta Steinby 1991 Elwin Svenson, 2004Executive Director – International Programs, FEMBA/GAP programs, UCLA Anderson School of Management. Henry was a tenured Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Henry holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki, Finland and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Tampere, Finland. Josip Broz Tito, 1963 Earl Wagner Twitchell, 1947 Dmitriy Ustinov, 1978, Marshal of the Soviet Union Josef Veltjens, 1941 Walther von Brauchitsch, 1939 Andrew Wilkinson, 2003, Knight, 1st Class, Order of the White Rose of Finland Tapani Jyrki Tarvainen, 2015, Chevalier of the White Rose of Finland Walter Werronen, ~1983 Grand Cross with collar and swords was awarded only once, to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim 4 June 1944.
Grand Cross with jewels, to three Finns: Senator Otto Stenroth 1938, Foreign Minister Carl Enckell 1946 and Jean Sibelius 1950. Grand Cross with swords has been awarded to three Finnish
Otava Publishing Company Ltd is a major Finnish publisher of books. It was founded in 1890 and now is the second largest in Finland, it publishes fiction, non-fiction, books for teenagers and children and teaching materials. The number of new titles a year exceeds 400. Otava has been at the forefront of encyclopedia-publishing in Finland, with many well-known series, such as the Otavan Suuri Ensyklopedia. Writers whose work Otava has published over the years include Frans Emil Sillanpää, Eino Leino, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski and Laila Hirvisaari; the parent company Otava Group owns Suomalainen Kirjakauppa. The name Otava means the Big Dipper. Otava was founded in 1890 by Hannes Gebhard and Eliel Aspelin-Haapkylä to publish Finnish national literature. Alvar Renqvist became managing director in 1893 and was the main figure during the company's early years, his descendants have continued his work so that Otava remains, in spite of its size, to a large extent a family company. 1906 saw the completion of the new headquarters right in the centre of Helsinki.
In 1908 printing press operations began and in 1916 the printing of magazines got under way. The first magazine to be launched was Suomen Kuvalehti. From 1945 to 1991 the company was listed in the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In 1955 a new printing house was put up in Keuruu, near Jyväskylä. During the 1960s Otava faced grave financial difficulties but was able to pull through by rationalizing operations. In 1998 it bought out its rival company WSOY from the jointly owned Yhtyneet Kuvalehdet, a large publisher of magazines. Otava
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker that has its main headquarter in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903; the company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom and a 32% stake in Jiangling Motors, it has joint-ventures in China, Thailand and Russia. The company is controlled by the Ford family. Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada and the Middle East since 1938.
Ford is the second-largest U. S.-based automaker and the fifth-largest in the world based on 2015 vehicle production. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe; the company went public in 1956 but the Ford family, through special Class B shares, still retain 40 percent voting rights. During the financial crisis at the beginning of the 21st century, it was close to bankruptcy, but it has since returned to profitability. Ford was the eleventh-ranked overall American-based company in the 2018 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2017 of $156.7 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide. Henry Ford's first attempt at a car company under his own name was the Henry Ford Company on November 3, 1901, which became the Cadillac Motor Company on August 22, 1902, after Ford left with the rights to his name; the Ford Motor Company was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John and Horace Dodge.
The first president was not Ford, but local banker John S. Gray, chosen to assuage investors' fears that Ford would leave the new company the way he had left its predecessor. During its early years, the company produced just a few cars a day at its factory on Mack Avenue and its factory on Piquette Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Groups of two or three men worked on each car, assembling it from parts made by supplier companies contracting for Ford. Within a decade, the company would lead the world in the expansion and refinement of the assembly line concept, Ford soon brought much of the part production in-house in a vertical integration that seemed a better path for the era. Henry Ford was 39 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies, it has been in continuous family control for over 100 years and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. The first gasoline powered automobile had been created in 1885 by the German inventor Carl Benz.
More efficient production methods were needed to make automobiles affordable for the middle class, to which Ford contributed by, for instance, introducing the first moving assembly line in 1913 at the Ford factory in Highland Park. Between 1903 and 1908, Ford produced the Models A, B, C, F, K, N, R, S. Hundreds or a few thousand of most of these were sold per year. In 1908, Ford introduced the mass-produced Model T, which totalled millions sold over nearly 20 years. In 1927, Ford replaced the T with the first car with safety glass in the windshield. Ford launched the first low-priced car with a V8 engine in 1932. In an attempt to compete with General Motors' mid-priced Pontiac and Buick, Ford created the Mercury in 1939 as a higher-priced companion car to Ford. Henry Ford purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in 1922, in order to compete with such brands as Cadillac and Packard for the luxury segment of the automobile market. In 1929, Ford was contracted by the government of the Soviet Union to set up the Gorky Automobile Plant in Russia producing Ford Model A and AAs thereby playing an important role in the industrialisation of that country.
The creation of a scientific laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan in 1951, doing unfettered basic research, led to Ford's unlikely involvement in superconductivity research. In 1964, Ford Research Labs made a key breakthrough with the invention of a superconducting quantum interference device or SQUID. Ford offered the Lifeguard safety package from 1956, which included such innovations as a standard deep-dish steering wheel, optional front, for the first time in a car, rear seatbelts, an optional padded dash. Ford introduced child-proof door locks into its products in 1957, and, in the same year, offered the first retractable hardtop on a mass-produced six-seater car. In late 1955, Ford established the Continental division as a separate luxury car division; this division was responsible for the manufacture and sale of the famous Continental Mark II. At the same time, the Edsel division was created to design and market that car starting with the 1958 model year. Due to limited sales of the Continental and the Edsel disaster, Ford merged Lincoln and Edsel into "M
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. It received its charter in 1606, during the reign of Charles IX of Sweden and is named after the Royal House of Vasa. Vaasa has a population of 67,588, is the regional capital of Ostrobothnia; the city is bilingual with 69.8% of the population speaking Finnish as their first language and 24.8% speaking Swedish. The surrounding Ostrobothnian municipalities have a clear Swedish-speaking majority, wherefore the Swedish language maintains a strong position in the city. Over the years, Vaasa has changed its name several times, due to alternative spellings, political decisions and language condition changes. At first it was called Mustasaari or Mussor after the village where it was founded in 1606, but just a few years the name was changed to Wasa to honor the royal Swedish lineage. Mustasaari or Korsholm remains as the name of the surrounding rural municipality, which since 1973 surrounds the city; the city was known as Wasa between 1606 and 1855, Nikolaistad and Nikolainkaupunki between 1855 and 1917, Vasa and Vaasa after the February revolution, with the Finnish spelling of the name being the primary one from ca 1930 when Finnish speakers became the majority in the city.
The history of Korsholm and of Vaasa begins in the 14th century, when seafarers from the coastal region in central Sweden disembarked at the present Old Vaasa, the wasteland owners from Southwest Finland came to guard their land. In the middle of the century, Saint Mary's Church was built, in the 1370s the building of the fortress at Korsholm, was undertaken, served as an administrative centre of the Vasa County. King Charles IX of Sweden founded the town of Mustasaari/Mussor on October 2, 1606, around the oldest harbour and trade point around the Korsholm church seven kilometres to the southeast from the present city. In 1611, the town was renamed after the Royal House of Vasa. Thanks to the sea connections, ship building and trade tar trade, Vaasa flourished in the 17th century and most of the inhabitants earned their living from it. In 1683, the three-subject or Trivial school moved from Nykarleby to Vaasa, four years a new schoolhouse was built in Vaasa; the first library in Finland was founded in Vaasa in 1794.
In 1793, Vaasa had 2,178 inhabitants, in the year of the catastrophic town fire of 1852 the number had risen to 3,200. During the Finnish War, fought between Sweden and Russia in 1808–1809, Vaasa suffered more than any other city. In June 1808, Vaasa was occupied by the Russian forces, some of the local officials pledged allegiance to the occupying force. On 25 June 1808 the Swedish colonel Johan Bergenstråhle was sent with 1,500 troops and four cannons to free Vaasa from the 1,700 Russian troops who were led by generalmajor Nikolay Demidov; the Battle of Vaasa started with the Swedish force disembarking north of Vaasa in Österhankmo and advancing all the way to the city where they attacked with 1,100 troops, as some had to be left behind to secure the flank. There was heavy fighting in the streets and in the end the Swedish forces were repelled and forced to retreat back the way they came. Generalmajor Demidov suspected that the inhabitants of Vaasa had taken to arms and helped the Swedish forces though the provincial governor had confiscated all weapons that spring, he took revenge by letting his men plunder the city for several days.
During those days 17 civilians were killed, property was looted and destroyed, many were assaulted and several people were taken to the village of Salmi in Kuortane where they had to endure the physical punishment called running the gauntlet. The massacre in Vaasa was exceptional during the Finnish war as the Russian forces had avoided that kind of cruelty that far, it was a result of the frustration the Russians felt because of intensive guerilla activity against them in the region. On 30 June the Russian forces withdrew from Vaasa, all officials that had pledged allegiance to Russia were discharged, some were assaulted by locals. On 13 September the Russian forces returned and on the next day the decisive Battle of Oravais, won by Russia, was fought some 50 kilometres further north. By winter 1808, the Russian forces had overrun all of Finland, in the Treaty of Fredrikshamn Sweden lost the whole eastern part of its realm. Vaasa would now become a part of the newly formed Grand Duchy of Finland within the Russian Empire.
The wooden and densely built town was utterly destroyed in 1852. A fire started in a barn belonging to district court judge J. F. Aurén on the morning of August 3. At noon the whole town was ablaze and the fire lasted for many hours. By evening, most of the town had burned to the ground. Out of 379 buildings only 24 owned buildings had survived, among them the Falander–Wasastjerna patrician house which now houses the Old Vaasa Museum; the Court of Appeal, some Russian guard-houses along with a gunpowder storage and the buildings of the Vaasa provincial hospital survived the blaze. The ruins of the greystone church, the belfry, the town hall and the trivial school can still be found in their original places. Much of the archived material concerning Vaasa and its inhabitants was destroyed in the fire. According to popular belief, the fire got started when a careless visitor fell asleep in Aurén's barn and dropped his pipe in the dr
An honorary degree is an academic degree for which a university has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation, the passing of comprehensive examinations. It is known by the Latin phrases honoris causa or ad honorem; the degree is a doctorate or, less a master's degree, may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution or no previous postsecondary education. An example of identifying a recipient of this award is as follows: Doctorate in Business Administration; the degree is conferred as a way of honouring a distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field or to society in general. It is sometimes recommended that such degrees be listed in one's curriculum vitae as an award, not in the education section. With regard to the use of this honorific, the policies of institutions of higher education ask that recipients "refrain from adopting the misleading title" and that a recipient of an honorary doctorate should restrict the use of the title "Dr" before their name to any engagement with the institution of higher education in question and not within the broader community.
Rev. Theodore Hesburgh held the record for most honorary degrees, having been awarded 150 during his lifetime; the practice dates back to the Middle Ages, when for various reasons a university might be persuaded, or otherwise see fit, to grant exemption from some or all of the usual statutory requirements for the awarding of a degree. The earliest honorary degree on record was awarded to Lionel Woodville in the late 1470s by the University of Oxford, he became Bishop of Salisbury. In the latter part of the 16th century, the granting of honorary degrees became quite common on the occasion of royal visits to Oxford or Cambridge. On the visit of James I to Oxford in 1605, for example, forty-three members of his retinue received the degree of Master of Arts, the Register of Convocation explicitly states that these were full degrees, carrying the usual privileges. Honorary degrees are awarded at regular graduation ceremonies, at which the recipients are invited to make a speech of acceptance before the assembled faculty and graduates – an event which forms the highlight of the ceremony.
Universities nominate several persons each year for honorary degrees. Those who are nominated are not told until a formal approval and invitation are made; the term honorary degree is a slight misnomer: honoris causa degrees are not considered of the same standing as substantive degrees earned by the standard academic processes of courses and original research, except where the recipient has demonstrated an appropriate level of academic scholarship that would ordinarily qualify him or her for the award of a substantive degree. Recipients of honorary degrees wear the same academic dress as recipients of substantive degrees, although there are a few exceptions: honorary graduands at the University of Cambridge wear the appropriate full-dress gown but not the hood, those at the University of St Andrews wear a black cassock instead of the usual full-dress gown. An ad eundem or jure officii degree is sometimes considered honorary, although they are only conferred on an individual who has achieved a comparable qualification at another university or by attaining an office requiring the appropriate level of scholarship.
Under certain circumstances, a degree may be conferred on an individual for both the nature of the office they hold and the completion of a dissertation. The "dissertation et jure dignitatis" is considered to be a full academic degree. See below. Although higher doctorates such as DSc, DLitt, etc. are awarded honoris causa, in many countries it is possible formally to earn such a degree. This involves the submission of a portfolio of peer-refereed research undertaken over a number of years, which has made a substantial contribution to the academic field in question; the university will appoint a panel of examiners who will consider the case and prepare a report recommending whether or not the degree be awarded. The applicant must have some strong formal connection with the university in question, for example full-time academic staff, or graduates of several years' standing; some universities, seeking to differentiate between substantive and honorary doctorates, have a degree, used for these purposes, with the other higher doctorates reserved for formally examined academic scholarship.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has the authority to award degrees. These "Lambeth degrees" are sometimes, thought to be honorary. Between the two extremes of honoring celebrities and formally assessing a portfolio of research, some universities use honorary degrees to recognize achievements of intellectual rigor; some institutes of higher education do not confer honorary degrees as a matter of policy — see below. Some learned societies award honorary fellowships in the same way as
Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell plc known as Shell, is a British-Dutch oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom. It is one of the six oil and gas "supermajors" and the fifth-largest company in the world measured by 2018 revenues. Shell was first in the 2013 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies. Shell is vertically integrated and is active in every area of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production, transport and marketing, power generation and trading, it has renewable energy activities, including in biofuels, energy-kite systems, hydrogen. Shell has operations in over 70 countries, produces around 3.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day and has 44,000 service stations worldwide. As of 31 December 2014, Shell had total proved reserves of 13.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Shell Oil Company, its principal subsidiary in the United States, is one of its largest businesses. Shell holds 50% of Raízen, a joint venture with Cosan, the third-largest Brazil-based energy company by revenues and a major producer of ethanol.
Shell was formed in 1907 through the amalgamation of the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company of the Netherlands and the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company of the United Kingdom. Until its unification in 2005 the firm operated as a dual-listed company, whereby the British and Dutch companies maintained their legal existence but operated as a single-unit partnership for business purposes. Shell first entered the chemicals industry in 1929. In 1970 Shell acquired the mining company Billiton, which it subsequently sold in 1994 and now forms part of BHP Billiton. In recent decades gas exploration and production has become an important part of Shell's business. Shell acquired BG Group in 2016. Shell is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index, it had a market capitalisation of £185 billion at the close of trading on 30 December 2016, by far the largest of any company listed on the London Stock Exchange and among the highest of any company in the world. It has secondary listings on the New York Stock Exchange.
As of January 2013, Shell's largest shareholder was Capital Research Global Investors with 9.85% ahead of BlackRock in second with 6.89%. The Royal Dutch Shell Group was created in April 1907 through the amalgamation of two rival companies: the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company of the Netherlands and the Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited of the United Kingdom, it was a move driven by the need to compete globally with Standard Oil. The Royal Dutch Petroleum Company was a Dutch company founded in 1890 to develop an oilfield in Pangkalan Brandan, North Sumatra, led by August Kessler, Hugo Loudon, Henri Deterding; the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company was a British company, founded in 1897 by Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted, his brother Samuel Samuel. Their father had owned an antique company in Houndsditch, which expanded in 1833 to import and sell seashells, after which the company "Shell" took its name. For various reasons, the new firm operated as a dual-listed company, whereby the merging companies maintained their legal existence, but operated as a single-unit partnership for business purposes.
The terms of the merger gave 60 percent ownership of the new group to the Dutch arm and 40 percent to the British. National patriotic sensibilities would not permit a full-scale merger or takeover of either of the two companies; the Dutch company, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij at The Hague, was in charge of production and manufacture. The British Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company was based in London, to direct the transport and storage of the products. During the First World War, Shell was the main supplier of fuel to the British Expeditionary Force, it was the sole supplier of aviation fuel and supplied 80 percent of the British Army's TNT. It volunteered all of its shipping to the British Admiralty; the German invasion of Romania in 1916 saw. In 1919, Shell took control of the Mexican Eagle Petroleum Company and in 1921 formed Shell-Mex Limited which marketed products under the "Shell" and "Eagle" brands in the United Kingdom. In 1929, Shell Chemicals was founded. By the end of the 1920s, Shell was the world's leading oil company, producing 11 percent of the world's crude oil supply and owning 10 percent of its tanker tonnage.
Shell Mex House was completed in 1931, was the head office for Shell's marketing activity worldwide. In 1932 in response to the difficult economic conditions of the times, Shell-Mex merged its UK marketing operations with those of British Petroleum to create Shell-Mex and BP, a company that traded until the brands separated in 1975. Royal Dutch Company ranked 79th among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts; the 1930s saw. After the invasion of the Netherlands by Germany in 1940, the head office of the Dutch companies was moved to Curacao. In 1945 Shell's Danish headquarters in Copenhagen, at the time being used by the Gestapo, was bombed by Royal Air Force Mosquitoes in Operation Carthage. Around 1952, Shell was the first company to use a computer in the Netherlands; the computer, a Ferranti Mark 1*, was assembled and used at the Shell laboratory in Amste
Peter Amory Weinberg is an American businessman. He spent twenty years of his career at Goldman Sachs before co-founding Perella Weinberg Partners with merger specialist, Joseph Perella in 2006; the firm provides M&A advisory and alternative asset management services. Weinberg serves as its Chief Executive Founding Partner. Weinberg attended Deerfield Academy, received his undergraduate degree at Claremont McKenna College in 1979, earned his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1983. Weinberg started his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley & Co in 1979, where he worked before and after attending Harvard Business School. Weinberg was with Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Finance Department from 1986 to 1988, he joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 and became a partner in 1992. He held a number of senior management positions at the firm, he founded the Financial Sponsors Group, led Investment Banking Services, ran the Communications and Telecom Group, co-headed the Global Investment Banking Division. Weinberg rose to CEO of Goldman Sachs International, a position he occupied in London from 1999 to 2005.
He served on the firm’s Management Committee and led the firm’s European Management Committee. In 2005, after having served as chief executive of Goldman Sachs International for seven years, Weinberg decided he wanted to start a new company. Former vice chairman at Morgan Stanley, Joseph Perella, was planning on starting a new company; the two connected, they formed a partnership in 2005. They launched their new business in 2006; the company, called Perella Weinberg Partners, is an advisory and asset-management firm based in New York and London. It has expanded since its formation, with 650 employees $13.8 billion in assets, additional offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, San Francisco, Calgary, Los Angeles and Chicago. Weinberg serves as a Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Since co-founding the firm in 2006, Weinberg has advised clients on over $800 billion of transactions. Weinberg is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and quoted expert on a range of topics, including: current trends and the future of mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, financial markets and financial institutions in general.
He is a regular Op-Ed contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Sunday Times. He has commented on the global economy at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Weinberg serves on the Boards of Overseers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia University Medical School, he is a Founding Trustee of King's Academy in Jordan. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute and is on the Harvard University Global Advisory Council. In 2013, he and his wife Deborah L. Weinberg founded the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University, he served on the board of Deerfield Academy and the Harvard Business School Deans Advisory Board. Weinberg serves on the executive committee for the Business Higher Education Forum, a group of business leaders and university presidents working to better align higher education curriculum with workforce needs. Weinberg is a dual citizen of the United States and the UK, he lives outside of New York with his wife and his three children.
The Weinberg family played a storied role at Goldman Sachs since the early 1900s. His grandfather, Sidney Weinberg, began as a janitor at the firm in 1907 and rose to be a senior partner for over 30 years, he is known to be “the father of the Modern Goldman Sachs.” His uncle John L. Weinberg was a senior partner of the firm from 1984-1990, his father, Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. was a senior partner and his cousin, John S. Weinberg remains a partner today, is co-head of the Investment Banking Division. Weinberg's mother, Elizabeth Houghton, is a member of the Houghton family who founded Corning Glass Works in 1851, now called Corning Inc, she is the sister of Amory Houghton, Jr. and James R. Houghton who both served as Chairman and CEO of Corning, as did their father Amory. Elizabeth passed away in December 2018