Rodney Berens - General American Independent Director

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USD 47.24  0.80  1.72%   

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Mr. Rodney B. Berens is an Independent Director of General American Investors Company, Inc. In addition to his tenure since 2007 as a Director of the Company, Mr. Berens is Partner and CoChief Investment Officer of Berens Global Value Fund and was the Founding Partner of Berens Capital Management, LLC and served as its Chairman and Senior Investment Strategist from 20002018. Before starting Berens Capital Management, Mr. Berens was a Partner at Mezzacappa Berens, a fund of hedge funds. From 1992 to 1998, Mr. Berens was at Salomon Brothers where he was a member of the Operating Committee and Head of Global Equities. From 1975 to 1991 Mr. Berens was at Morgan Stanley where he was Managing Director, Head of Equity Trading and Global Research. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Berens was an investment manager for the Ford Foundation. He began his career at the First Boston Corporationrationration. Prior thereto, Mr. Berens served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Mr. Berens is also a Trustee and Member of the Investment Committee at The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and is a Life Trustee, the Chairman of the Investment SubCommittee, and is on the Finance, Compensation and Nomination Committees at The Morgan Library and Museum. Mr. Berens was also a Member of the Investment Committee of Svarog Capital Advisors
Age: 73  Director Since 2007  MBA    
Berens received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. With his broad financial and business background in the securities industry, Mr. Berens provides the Company’s Board of Directors with valuable financial and investment expertise and an indepth understanding of the securities industry.

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General American Inv Leadership Team

Elected by the shareholders, the General American's board of directors comprises two types of representatives: General American inside directors who are chosen from within the company, and outside directors, selected externally and held independent of General. The board's role is to monitor General American's management team and ensure that shareholders' interests are well served. General American's inside directors are responsible for reviewing and approving budgets prepared by upper management to implement core corporate initiatives and projects. On the other hand, General American's outside directors are responsible for providing unbiased perspectives on the board's policies.
Diane Radosti, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer
Henry Schirmer, Director
Clara Villar, Director
Linda Genid, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Arthur Altschul, Independent Director
Connie Maria, Assistant Corporate Secretary
Lewis Cullman, Independent Director
Spencer Davidson, Chairman of the Board, CEO
Anang Majmudar, Vice President
Eugene Stark, Principal Financial Officer, Vice President - Administration, Chief Compliance Officer
Sidney Knafel, Lead Independent Director
Craig Grassi, Assistant Vice-President
Sally Lynch, Vice President
Michael Robinson, Vice President
Raymond Troubh, Independent Director
Daniel Neidich, Independent Director
Rose Lynch, Director
Andrew Vindigni, Senior Vice President
Liron Kronzon, Vice President
Jeffrey Priest, President
Betsy Gotbaum, Independent Director
Samantha Jin, Treasurer, Principal Accounting Officer
Maureen LoBello, Assistant Secretary
Rodney Berens, Independent Director
John Gordan, Independent Director

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