International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Mr. Collins has served as Senior Managing Director and CEO of Ripplewood Holdings LLC, which he founded in 1995. Mr. Collins serves as Chairman of the Investment and Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors of RHJ International, which acquired Kleinwort Benson in July 2010. Before founding Ripplewood, Mr. Collins worked for Onex Corporation, Lazard Frères & Company, Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Cummins Engine Company.
He is involved in several not-for-profit and public sector activities, including the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, Yale Divinity School Advisory Board, is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Yale School of Management, and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee to the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Board of Overseers for Weill Cornell Medical College. Mr. Collins also serves on the board of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. He formerly served on a number of public company boards including Citigroup after they accepted public funds.
He has a BA in Philosophy from DePauw University and a MBA in Public and Private Management from Yale University’s School of Management. Mr. Collins received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from DePauw University in 2004 and has been an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Fellow at New York University. He serves as a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School.