Hamilton "Tony" James
Hamilton (“Tony”) E. James is President of Blackstone. Prior to joining Blackstone Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of the Executive Board. Prior to the acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, Mr. James was the Chairman of DLJ’s Banking Group, responsible for all the firm’s investment banking and merchant banking activities. He is a Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and has served on a number of other corporate and charitable Boards. Mr. James is a Commissioner of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Mr. James graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Harvard College. He earned an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School and graduated as a Baker Scholar in 1975.