Stephen A. Schwarzman is Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, a leading global asset manager with $367 billion under management as of Dec. 31, 2016. He has been involved in all phases of the firm's development since its founding in 1985. Mr. Schwarzman is an active philanthropist who has always attempted to tackle big problems and find transformative solutions. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He is also the Chairman of the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, which provides direct input to the President of the United States from business leaders through a nonpartisan, non-bureaucratic exchange of ideas. In 2016, he topped Forbes' list of the most influential people in finance. Mr. Schwarzman holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors.