Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr.

Secretary of Commerce at United States Department of Commerce

Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr.

Wilbur Louis Ross, Jr.

Secretary of Commerce at United States Department of Commerce

Overview
Career Highlights

INVESCO Private Capital, Inc.
International Automotive Components Group, S.A.
SpiceJet Ltd.

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6091

Primary Location

Washington, DC, United States

Number of Boards

113

Birthday

11/1938 - Weehawken, NJ, United States

Age

82

Number of Awards

24

Estimated Net Worth

$2.5B

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Managing Director at W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

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Co-Head at INVESCO Private Capital, Inc.

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Professional at WLR IV Parallel ESC LP

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Former Vice Chairman at W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

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Lecturer in Accounting at Cornell University

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Former Managing Director at W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

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Managing Director at Seaport Global Securities LLC

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Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at Athena Spinco, Inc.

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Fund Advisor at AIM Funds

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Managing Director at W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

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Secretary of Commerce at United States Department of Commerce
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Former Managing Director at White Elm Capital LLC

White Elm Capital manages a global equity long/short hedge fund and seeks to generate returns that are superior to the broad equity market averages with less risk than the overall market. White Elm uses fundamental, bottom-up, company specific research to make their investment selections. While the funds’ assets are invested primarily in publicly traded equity securities, White Elm has broad and flexible investment authority. Accordingly, the funds’ investments may also include long or short positions in U.S. or non-U.S. publicly traded or privately issued or negotiated common stocks, preferred stocks, stock warrants and rights, corporate debt, bonds, notes, structured notes or other debentures or debt participations, convertible securities, fixed income securities, swaps, options (purchased or written), futures contracts, commodities, forward contracts and other derivative instruments, partnership interests and other securities or financial instruments including those of investment companies.White Elm utilizes fundamental research and is quantitative in their approach to company valuation. The firm employs the following investment strategies: Equity, Short Selling, Hedging, and Leverage.The firm's equity strategy is based on fundamental, company-specific research. In addition, the funds invest in diversified sectors globally in developed and emerging markets across all market caps. White Elm conducts a quantitative assessment of each equity position, based on the company’s expected return, to optimize position sizing and risk exposures across each fund’s portfolio. White Elm makes short sales as a form of hedging to offset potential declines in long positions in similar securities. They also use short sales to maintain flexibility and to generate profits. The firm uses a variety of financial instruments such as derivatives, including options, forwards and futures, for, among other things, risk management purposes. White Elm may seek to hedge against currency fluctuations. White Elm also employs the use of leverage.

Spouse
Society Writer at Quest Magazine

Education
MBA with Distinction
Class of 1961

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

BA
Class of 1959

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Attendee

Xavier High School Corporation of Middletown is an American private company located in Middletown, CT, involved in elementary and secondary schools.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bankruptcy Institute is a nonprofit company headquartered in Alexandria, VA, involved in business associations. It was founded by Richard A. Gitlin.

Member
Current

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Established in 1988, TMA has more than 9,000 members in 48 chapters, including 31 in North America and one each in Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Romania, Southern Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom, with a chapter in formation in Singapore.The TMA Certification Program recognizes professional excellence and provides an objective measure of expertise related to workouts, restructurings and corporate renewal. Applicants for certification must meet stringent standards of education, experience and professional conduct, pass a comprehensive examination and maintain the credential through continuing education credits.

Career History
Secretary of Commerce
2017 - Current

The U.S. Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living for all Americans by working in partnership with businesses, universities, communities and our nation’s workers. The department touches the daily lives of the American people in many ways, with a wide range of responsibilities in the areas of trade, economic development, technology, entrepreneurship and business development, environmental stewardship, and statistical research and analysis.

Chief Executive Officer
2009 - ?

SpiceJet Ltd. engages in the provision of air transport services for the carriage of passengers and cargo. It operates through the following segments: Air Transport; Freighter and Logistics Services; and Other Services. The company was founded on February 9, 1984 and is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.

Chairman, President & Director
2007 - ?

Invesco Private Capital is an active manager which invests in companies located in the US. The firm offers clients the ability to invest in private equity funds-of-funds, direct funds, including venture capital and distressed strategies, as well as separately managed portfolios. It backs industry-leading venture, buyout and other private equity funds within fully-discretionary funds-of-funds products. Their funds-of-funds vehicles invest in US venture capital, US leveraged buyouts and non-US partnership opportunities.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2012

Central Park Conservancy, Inc. maintains and develops the New York Central Park. They offer lawns pruning, trees fertilization, shrubs & flowers plantation, ball fields and playgrounds maintenance, graffiti removing, and monuments conservation. The firm also provides water bodies and woodlands sanitation, erosion control, drainage cleanliness, pollution control, and salvation prevention services. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$50K - $100K
2012

The Brookings Institution provides research and policy solutions. Its activities are carried out through four research programs: economic studies, foreign policy studies, governance studies and metropolitan policy. The company also deals through the Brookings Center for Executive Education and the Brookings Institution Press. The Brookings Institution was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

N/A
2011

ACCION International provides microcredit and financial support services. Its services include investments and client education. The company was founded by Joseph Blatchford in 1961 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Political Donations
$20K
2015

Director at Acreage Holdings

$10K
2015

Director at Acreage Holdings

$10K
2015

Senator from Florida

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Kühne Holding AG purchases VTG AG from W.L. Ross & Co. LLC

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Crypton LLC purchases Nanotex LLC from Firelake Capital Management LLC, Masters Capital Management LLC, W.L. Ross & Co. LLC, Norwest Venture Partners

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Transportation Recovery Fund LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #814
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #595
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #227
2015
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Events
Speaker
Tiger 21 Headliner Series

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Speaker
New York City, NY
The International Insolvency Institute 9th Annual Conference

Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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