Global Conference 2014

Speaker's Biography

Andrew Whittaker

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corporation


Andrew Whittaker is vice chairman of Jefferies LLC and vice chairman of Leucadia National Corporation. With nearly 25 years of investment banking experience, Whittaker was a founding member of Jefferies' Investment Banking Department in 1990. His background includes working with many financial sponsors and a wide range of industrial, consumer, telecom, natural resources and financial clients. Whittaker has worked on the public and private issuance of senior, subordinated and convertible debt, and convertible, preferred and common equity, as well as mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other financial advisory assignments. He is on the board of Jefferies Finance LLC and Jefferies High Yield Holdings, LLC. Prior to joining Jefferies, Whittaker worked in the Corporate Finance Department of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. He received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.


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