Mr. Timothy C.Collins
Mr. Collins is the CEO and senior MD of Ripplewood Advisors LLC, the successor to Ripplewood Holdings LLC, which he founded in 1995. Ripplewood has successfully invested in and built companies globally, including Europe, the Middle East and Asia. It has consistently delivered outsized returns from investments totaling over $20 billion in enterprise value. Ripplewood played an instrumental role in transforming and strengthening two prominent financial institutions, Commercial International Bank of Egypt and Shinsei Bank of Japan. Ripplewood has invested in a broad range of industries including: telecom, food, real estate, consumer electronics, chemicals and automotive. Several Ripplewood investments remain public companies. Before founding Ripplewood, Mr. Collins worked for Onex Corporation, Lazard Frères & Company, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and Cummins Engine Company. Mr. Collins formerly served on a number of public company boards including Asbury Automotive, Shinsei Bank, Advanced Auto, Rental Services Corp., Palm Hills, RHJ International, CIB, Gogo and Citigroup after it accepted public funds. Mr. Collins also served as an independent director at Weather Holdings, a large private emerging markets telecom operator that was sold to VimpelCom. He is involved in several not-for-profit and public sector activities, including the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, Yale Divinity School Advisory Board, is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Yale School of Management, and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee to the New York State Common Retirement Fund. He has a BA in Philosophy from DePauw University and a MBA in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management. Mr. Collins received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from DePauw University in 2004 and has been an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Fellow at New York University. He serves as a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and is the Director and Senior Fellow of the Becton Fellows also at Yale.