Felix Rohatyn

U.S. Ambassador to France, 1997-2000

Felix Rohatyn served as the U.S. Ambassador to France under the Clinton Administration from 1997-2000.

Prior to his appointment, he was Managing Director of the investment bank Lazard Freres and Company in New York, which he joined in 1948, becoming partner in 1961. From 1975 to 1993, he was Chairman of the Municipal Assistance Corporation (MAC) of the City of New York, where he managed negotiations that enabled New York City to pull itself out of its financial crisis in the late 1970's. He served as a member of the board of governors of the New York Stock Exchange from 1968 to 1972. He also served on the board of directors of several NYSE listed corporations. Mr. Rohatyn received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Middlebury College in Vermont in1949. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was Vice Chairman of Carnegie Hall and a member of many other non-profit organizations. He is a Commander in the French Legion of Honor. Mr. Rohatyn is married to Elizabeth Fly Rohatyn and has three children. Mrs. Rohatyn was President of the New York Public Library. She has one daughter.

Felix Rohatyn appears in the following:

The Man Who Saved New York

Friday, July 03, 2009

Financier Felix Rohatyn helped New York avoid bankruptcy in the 1970's - so what does he make of the city's current financial crisis?

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Live from the Aspen Ideas Festival: Day Two

Friday, July 03, 2009

Is technology changing human beings on a fundamental level? Brian moderates a panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival on being human in a digital age. Plus: Paul van Zyl on transitional justice; Felix Rohatyn, the man who helped save NYC in the '70s, and Tod Machover, developer of Guitar Hero. ...

Rebuilding America

Thursday, February 26, 2009

President Obama has pushed for more spending on bridges, roads and railways, but according to the American Society of Civil Engineers it would take $2.2 trillion over five years just to get the nation’s infrastructure into decent shape. In his new book Bold Endeavors, Felix Rohatyn (the investment banker ...

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Felix Rohatyn

Sunday, January 05, 2003

At a remarkably early age, he emerged as perhaps Wall Street’s preeminent dealmaker. Later, he fashioned a rescue plan for New York City when it was on the verge of bankruptcy and, most recently, served as our Ambassador to France. But Felix Rohatyn is a rare bird for another reason. He is one of the few business luminaries who actually is passionate about classical music. He joins us on this installment of Mad About Music.