Speaker's BiographyLeon Black
Founding Partner, Apollo Management; Co-founder, Melanoma Research Alliance
Leon Black is managing partner of Apollo Management LP, which he founded in 1990 to manage investment capital for a group of institutional investors, focusing on corporate restructuring, leveraged buyouts and taking minority positions in growth-oriented companies. He is also chairman and CEO of Apollo Global Management LLC. He is also co-founder of the Melanoma Research Alliance. Previously Black worked at Drexel Burnham Lambert as managing director, head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and co-head of the Corporate Finance Department. He serves on the boards of Apollo and Sirius XM Radio Inc., and is a general partner of AP Alternative Assets. Black is also a trustee of The Museum of Modern Art, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Asia Society. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Partnership for New York City as well as the boards of FasterCures and the Port Authority Task Force. He has a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.