William E. Ford

Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

William E. Ford

William E. Ford

Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

Overview
Career Highlights

General Atlantic Service Co. LP
General Atlantic LLC
General Atlantic Corp.

RelSci Relationships

7063

Number of Boards

49

Birthday

06/1962

Age

57

Number of Awards

7

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Chairman at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Global Head of Technology at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Global Head of Consumer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Global Head of Healthcare at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & General Counsel at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Head of Latin America at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Head of EMEA at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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Managing Director & Head of India & Southeast Asia at General Atlantic Service Co. LP

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William E. Ford
Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic Service Co. LP
Education
MBA
Class of 1987

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BA in Economics
Class of 1983

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence. Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum. Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.

Memberships
Member
Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Current

General Atlantic Service Co. LP provides investment services. It specializes in consumer, financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chief Executive Officer
1991 - Current

General Atlantic makes growth equity investments in companies with portfolio partnerships averaging over five years. The firm focuses on business services, financial services, healthcare, internet & technology and retail & consumer sectors. The firm partners with entrepreneurs who share a common vision for growing their businesses and building value over time. General Atlantic applies the following criteria in identifying attractive investment opportunities: strong market position and favorable industry structure, experienced, scalable management team with aligned incentives, sustainable competitive advantage with intellectual property and high barriers to entry and identifiable levers for value-creation.

Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

General Atlantic Corp. engages in the operation of an investment holding company. It focuses on managing investments for its own account. The firm specializes in the acquisition, planning, development, and management of retail store businesses. The company was founded on February 3, 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
Prior - 2007

Founded in 1978 and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange since 1994, Computershare employs over 12,000 people across the globe, providing services in over 20 countries to more than 30,000 clients. Investor services is our largest business line – we work with public companies, including many of the world's largest, to track and deliver their shareholders’ entitlements. Services range from keeping the definitive record of legal ownership of securities to paying dividends to shareholders on our clients’ behalf; from administering meetings and tabulating voting (whether directly or by proxy) to advising on and executing capital raisings; and from capital reorganisations to merger and acquisition transactions. Our equity compensation plan administration business supports our clients in managing their employee share plans and other equity compensation programs. For 75 years, our Georgeson proxy solicitation business has assisted companies in communicating with and gaining shareholder response in relation to issues being considered at shareholder meetings, corporate restructuring and merger transactions, as well as capital raisings. Our communications services business provides tailored and individually customised outbound and inbound communications solutions across a range of business needs, with particular expertise in communications between public companies and their shareholders. We offer a range of technology solutions to support our clients, including wireless voting and audience participation devices and software solutions to support company secretaries in their governance of complex group structures. In addition to these services relating to the public equities markets, our expertise and our high-integrity secure infrastructure enables our various offices around the world to deliver a wide range of services. These include trust, escrow and debt management services; independent custody of tenancy deposits; childcare tax voucher schemes; bankruptcy and class action claims administration; mutual fund record-keeping and proxy solicitation; and back office services for utility companies and mortgage loan servicing. Computershare is the largest provider globally of many of the services we offer. The unparalleled expertise of our people, our continued investment in technology (we spend over USD 150 million each year), our excellent customer service and our geographical spread mean that we have market leading offerings across the diverse range of our businesses

Director
2006 - 2006

New York Mercantile Exchange Holdings, Inc. (NYMEX) operates physical commodity exchange in the world, offering futures and options trading in energy and metals contracts and clearing services for off-exchange energy transactions.

Director
2006 - 2008

NYMEX Holdings, Inc. provides a marketplace for trading energy futures & options in the crude oil, natural gas, heating oil and unleaded gasoline markets, as well as for trading precious and base metals futures & options in the gold, silver, and copper markets. It facilitates the buying & selling of energy and metal commodities for future delivery. The company was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Member, Executive Committee
Current

Partnership for New York City, an organization whose mission is to enhance the economy of the five boroughs of New York City and maintain the city’s position as the global center of commerce, culture and innovation

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management is the business school of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. It is consistently ranked one of the best among business schools in China.

Vice Chairman
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K - $250K
2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers dance, music, film, opera, theater, family, and festivals and programs. The company was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 14, 1959 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$100K - $250K
2014

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers dance, music, film, opera, theater, family, and festivals and programs. The company was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 14, 1959 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$25K - $50K
2013

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. provides entertainment services. It offers dance, music, film, opera, theater, family, and festivals and programs. The company was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 14, 1959 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$5,000
2011

Former Governor of Utah

$2,500
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

Transactions
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General Atlantic LLC, General Atlantic Service Co. LLC purchase Grupo Axo SA de CV from Alsea SAB de CV

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General Atlantic LLC, General Atlantic Service Co. LLC purchase Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA

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General Atlantic Partners 96 LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #79
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
Rank #87
2013
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #64
2012
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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