Peter L. Thoren

Vice Chair


Finance & Audit Committee Chair

Peter L. Thoren is executive vice president of Access Industries, a privately held, U.S.-based industrial group with long-term holdings throughout the world. Access’s investment focus spans six key sectors: media and communications, natural resources and chemicals, venture capital/technology, real estate, entertainment, and biotechnology. Before joining Access in 2001, Mr. Thoren served in senior management positions with Salomon Inc and Citigroup, and was an attorney with Rogers & Wells law firm. In addition to corporate boards, Mr. Thoren is on the boards of The New York Academy of Sciences, The Better Angels Society, The Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund, The Board of Visitors of Columbia University’s School of Engineering, The Investment Advisory Board of the Blavatnik Fund at Yale University, ThanksUSA, and The Museum of Darien. He also helps to run the Blavatnik Family Foundation which has contributed more than $850 million to hundreds of scientific, educational, cultural and other charitable institutions over the past decade.

A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Thoren graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Phi Beta Kappa) and has degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the New York State Bar and of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Thoren is married and has three grown children.

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