Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

James Dinan

Founder, Chairman and CEO, York Capital Management


James Dinan is Chairman and CEO of York Capital Management, which he founded in 1991. From 1985 to 1991, he worked at Kellner DiLeo & Company, where he became a general partner and was responsible for investing in risk arbitrage and special situation investments, including distressed securities, high yield bonds and short selling. From 1981 to 1983, Dinan was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc., where he was involved in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions activities. He is chairman of the board of the Museum of the City of New York and a board member at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dinan also serves on the Harvard Business School's Board of Dean's Advisors and the Undergraduate Executive Board at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.S. from Wharton and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


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