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Jean Manas RC 83 Elected RC Board Chair

Jean Manas RC 83 Elected RC Board Chair

Dear Robert College Community,

On behalf of the Robert College Board of Trustees, I am pleased to announce that we have unanimously elected Jean Manas RC 83 as its new Chair.  This election marks a milestone for RC as Jean is the first graduate of RC to serve in this capacity.

Jean started at RC in the fall of 1976 in Orta Prep. After graduating in 1983, he went on to Princeton where he got his B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School and to Harvard Law School for his J.D.  He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.  After a few years practicing as a lawyer, he became an investment banker, initially at JP Morgan, then at Goldman Sachs and more recently at Deutsche Bank where he oversaw the M&A business in the Americas.  In 2009, he founded and currently serves as CEO of Foros, a successful strategic financial and M&A advisory boutique in New York City, where he resides with his family.

Jean Manas joined our Board three years ago and has served on many of the board's committees. Üstün Ergüder RC 57​ will continue to serve as Vice-Chair working closely with Jean.

It has been an honor to serve as board chair for the last nine years and I am confident that Jean's unique accomplishments and competencies will strengthen and expand the vision of Robert College in the years ahead.


Nina Joukowsky Koprülü
Robert College Board of Trustees 
(Chair, November 2009 – May 2017)​​​

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