Thomas J. Pritzker

Hyatt Corporation
Company executive and founder (finance); Philanthropist
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership
Distinguished leader in the business, civic, and philanthropic sectors who possesses a rare combination of intellectual vitality, civic engagement, and global prominence. Over the course of his career, built companies in a range of industries including hospitality, container leasing, pharmaceuticals, managed health care, investments, and others. Forward thinking both in terms of his business investments and of his philanthropic support for emerging fields such as genomics and molecular engineering. His philanthropy for schools improved the education available to many disadvantaged youth. His appreciation of the arts and architecture is also well established. Led archaeological expeditions in the Western Himalayas and published articles and delivered lectures on Tibetan art and culture. An engaged global citizen, serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Aspen Strategy Group.
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