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Kenneth C. Griffin

Founder and CEO, Citadel

Vice Chairman

Kenneth C. Griffin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel, one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers and securities dealers.

Citadel Asset Management includes multi-strategy and single-strategy hedge funds engaged in alternative investment strategies. Citadel Securities serves as one of the largest options specialists and retail equity market makers in the U.S. Established in 1990, Citadel has more than 1,100 team members in the world’s major financial centers, including Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Boston and Dallas.

Ken is an active supporter of causes that drive community improvement, including high impact education, health and civic initiatives. Ken is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Within the business community, Ken is a member of numerous organizations including the World Economic Forum, G100, the Economic Club of Chicago and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.

Ken received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College.

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