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Robert Belfer

Robert Belfer

International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs



Bob Belfer graduated from Columbia College and the Harvard Law School. He enjoyed a long career with Belco Petroleum Corp., a Fortune 500 company, where he was named Chairman in 1985. In 1992, Bob founded Belco Oil & Gas Corp., a leading independent producer of domestic oil and gas, listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2001, Belco merged with Westport Resources Corp., which subsequently merged with Kerr McGee. He is currently Chairman of Belfer Management LLC, a private investments firm.

Bob is a member of the Visiting Committee at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a member of the Executive Committee and of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell University Medical College and is a former Chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he now serves on the Executive Committee. He is also on the Board and Executive Committee of the Weill Cornell College of Medicine and the Board of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is on the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee and the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of Business Executives for National Security (BENS).




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