The White House has announced President Barack Obama’s intent to nominate several individuals to key administration posts. Among these nominees is Milton alumnus and trustee, Jide Zeitlin, Class of 1981. Jide has been nominated by the president to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador.
Jide is a private investor who formerly served as an executive at Goldman, Sachs & Company, where he was elected a partner in 1996. He retired in 2005, having held a number of senior management positions in that firm’s investment banking division as well as served in its executive office. Since 2005, Jide has founded a company that builds and owns telecommunications infrastructure in India, and he has invested in private biotechnology companies globally. An active member of several educational and cultural organizations, Jide serves on Milton’s board of trustees and is chairman of the board at Amherst College. He is also a member of the boards of Teach For America, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Montefiore Medical Center, Playwrights Horizons and Common Ground Community. Jide is a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors and is a director of two publicly-listed corporations: Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. and Coach, Inc. He earned an A.B. in Economics and English magna cum laude from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
President Obama said of the nominees, “This group brings a dedication and expertise in their fields that will serve this administration and the American people well. As we work to advance equal rights, keep our nation safe and put our country back on a path to prosperity, I look forward to working with these fine individuals in the months and years ahead.”