William H. McRaven joins Lazard | Business


NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 21, 2021 –

Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today announced that William H. McRaven has joined the firm, effective immediately. McRaven, a retired four-star US Navy admiral and former head of US Special Operations Command, will serve as a senior advisor in the company’s financial advisory business.

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“Bill McRaven is one of the world’s most respected leaders with a deep, broad and distinctive knowledge of the ever-changing global scene,” said Kenneth M. Jacobs, President and CEO of Lazard. “The combination of his experience and his understanding of the global geopolitical environment is a perfect fit with Lazard.”

“We welcome the ability to provide our clients and bankers with access to Bill’s invaluable insights as we navigate the rapidly changing global landscape together,” said Peter R. Orszag, Managing Director of Financial Advisory, Lazard .

Admiral William H. McRaven retired from the US Navy as a Four-Star Admiral in 2014. During his 37-year military career, he commanded special operations forces at all levels, eventually taking over the US Special Operations Command. His career has included service during the Desert Storm and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. McRaven oversaw Operation Neptune Spear, the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011. He is currently a professor of national security at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. From 2015 to 2018, he served as System Chancellor at the University of Texas, overseeing 14 institutions with 220,000 students, 20,000 faculty, and over 80,000 healthcare professionals, researchers and staff. McRaven is a New York Times best-selling author of several books, including Make your bed: little things that can change your life… and maybe the world; Sea Stories: My Life in Special Ops; and The Hero’s Code: Lessons From Lives Well Led (April 2021).

About Lazard

Lazard, one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms, operates in over 40 cities in 25 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, America Central and South America. With origins dating back to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to companies, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com. Follow Lazard on @Lazard.


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