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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. In the not-for-profit sector, Laurence serves as Chairman of the Board of the 92nd Street Y, where he founded and Chairs the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact, the creator of initiatives such as Giving Tuesday – the global giving movement. At the Harvard Kennedy School, he Chairs the Dean’s Council, serves on the Executive Committee and is a Member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also 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.