Partner, Apollo Global Management Inc., Trustee, The Economic Club of New York
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Video is available one week after the event date
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series
William M. Lewis, Jr. is Partner and a member of the Firm's Leadership Team at Apollo. Bill most recently served as Managing Director and Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard, where he advised global corporations on corporate and financial matters, including leveraged buyouts and other M&A activity. Previously, Bill spent 24 years with Morgan Stanley in a variety of leadership roles including global M&A, global corporate finance and Morgan Stanley Realty. In 1989, he became Morgan Stanley's first African-American Managing Director. He also chaired its charitable foundation and diversity task force.
Bill earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Harvard University, and today serves as a member of the Harvard Management Company which is responsible for the university's $42 billion endowment. He also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations including Uncommon Schools, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the New York City Police Foundation, The Posse Foundation, The City Fund and the National Constitution Center. In addition to his nonprofit work, Bill serves on the board of Ariel Alternatives, LLC and formerly served on the boards of Freddie Mac and Darden Restaurants.