Frank Zarb

Executive-in Residence

Executives in Residence Program

Frank Zarb

Office
211 Uris

Phone
212-854-6100

E-mail
fz2157@columbia.edu

Fax
212-932-8614

Teaching and research interest

Frank G. Zarb serves as a Senior Advisor to Hellman & Friedman LLC and non-executive Chairman of Promontory Financial Group, LLC. From 1997-2001, Frank served as CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. From 1994-1997, Mr. Zarb was Chairman, CEO and President of Alexander & Alexander Services, Inc., a global organization providing risk management, insurance brokerage, and HR management consulting services. Prior to this Mr. Zarb was a Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive of The Travelers, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of Smith Barney, which he joined in 1988. Previously, Mr. Zarb was a senior partner of Lazard Freres & Co. from 1978-1988. From 1974-1977, Mr. Zarb was the senior official for all U.S. government energy-related activities, serving as Executive Director of the Cabinet-level Energy Resources Council, Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration, and Assistant to the President for Energy Affairs. He has served in various assignments with the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations, as well as being appointed by the Governor of New York to several leadership and task force assignments for the State and City. He has previously served as director for 13 other public company boards and currently serves on the Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors chaired by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Zarb, who earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in business from Hofstra University, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by the University and the school's Outstanding Scholar Award. Hofstra named its business school after Mr. Zarb. Areas of interest: The history of public policy coming out of national crises, new rules of corporate governance, the changing face of emerging markets.

Courses taught