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Laurence D. Belfer is Chief Executive Officer of Belfer Management LLC in New York, NY, a family investment firm that emphasizes the energy, real estate, financial services and certain consumer-facing industries. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Castleton Commodities International, LLC. Previously, Laurence served as Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Belco Oil and Gas Corp. (NYSE) and Co-Founder of Harvest Capital LP. At the Harvard Kennedy School, Laurence Chairs the Dean’s Council, serves on the Executive Board and is a Member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. In addition, Laurence serves as Chairman of the Board of the 92nd Street Y, where he founded the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact (“BCISI”). He is also on the Board of #GivingTuesday – the global giving movement created at BCISI. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, is a Member of the Asia Society Policy Institute’s Council and is a Member of the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees of HELP USA and UJA Federation of New York, where he Chaired the Terrorism Response Fund and the Jewish Leadership Forum. He is a 1988 graduate with honors from Harvard University who earned his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1992. Laurence is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO Big Apple Gold), a 1997 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.