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Peter Kellner founded and is CEO of Richmond Global, a holding company composed of alternative investments and companies that he has invested in and/or founded. Peter’s work and interests are in economic development, sustainability, and foreign affairs. He has invested in and lived on five continents over 25 years, building some of the largest platform technology companies from Brazil to China. After university, as a Fulbright Scholar to Hungary, he founded the Environmental Management & Law Association (EMLA), one of Central Europe’s most influential NGOs in environmental policy to this day and originally backed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
In 1997, Peter co-founded Endeavor Global. Endeavor’s mission is to identify high-impact entrepreneurs and build ecosystems of entrepreneurship throughout the 41-country network where the organization is operating. He served on the boards of Endeavor Chile, Endeavor Jordan, Endeavor Louisville, Endeavor Miami, and Endeavor Global.
Peter served for thirteen years as a Trustee of The Allen-Stevenson School in New York, where he helped to create and then participated on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, as well as the Admissions, Finance, and Investment committees. He served for five years as a Trustee of the International College in Beirut, Lebanon, and is a Trustee of America Media | The Jesuit Review, where he co-chairs the Investment Committee. Peter is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Pacific Council on International Policy, and International Institute for Strategic Studies. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2010, with three members of the Class of 1963, Peter endowed the first professorship of entrepreneurship at Princeton – the James Wei Visiting Professorship – and for thirteen years lectured on entrepreneurship in Princeton’s Engineering Department. He also provided the funding to create Princeton’s E-Lab for student entrepreneurship. Peter and his wife Meredith live in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts with their children, Morgan and Grayson.