Kenneth Lipper was nominated to the Board of Commissioners by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and joined the Board on June 21, 2013. From 1987 to present, Mr. Lipper has been the Chairman of Lipper & Co LLC, an investment management and investment banking firm in Manhattan.
From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Lipper was the Executive Vice President and Member of the Management Committee and Chairman of the Acquisitions Committee at a leading global real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield. From 1982 to 1985, he served as Deputy Mayor to New York City under Mayor Ed Koch. Previously, he was a General Partner and Managing Director at Salomon Brothers and a General Partner at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Lipper serves on the Board of Directors of Case New Holland (CNH) Global NV, where he is currently a member of the Compensation and Governance Committee and was previously the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of Lippmann Enterprises LLC, a cosmetics company, and on the Advisory Board of Group FMG, a software company.
In addition, Mr. Lipper was previously an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, where he taught “The Economic Resources and Objectives of US Foreign Policy."
Mr. Lipper is also a creative author and producer and has been the recipient of an Academy Award as producer of The Last Days. He wrote the novel “Wall Street" and was chief technical advisor on the film; he wrote the novel and screenplay City Hall and was producer of the film; he was producer of the play and film The Winter Guest. He is a co-publisher of the Lipper/Viking Penguin, “Penguin Lives" biography series.
Mr. Lipper has achieved a B.A. from Columbia University, J.D. from Harvard Law School and Master of Civil Law, New York University/Faculty of Law & Economics, Paris.
Committee Assignments: Governance and Ethics (Chair), Finance, Operations.