C. WHITEHEAD HONORED AT ASIA SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
Kazarian Foundation Allocates US$2 Million in Honor of Whitehead
New York, NY, January 12, 2012
C. Whitehead, former CEO of the private partnership bank Goldman,
Sachs & Co., and former United States Deputy Secretary of
State, was honored at the Asia Society Annual Dinner on January
11, 2012. Distinguished guests from the business, arts, policy
and diplomatic communities gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in
New York City to celebrate his accomplishments.
Chairs were Paul B. Kazarian, Chairman and CEO of Japonica Partners;
J. Michael Evans, Vice Chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and
Maurice Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Starr Insurance Holdings,
Chair Paul B. Kazarian, Chairman and CEO of Japonica Partners,
we have with our other most trusted friends and advisors, we will
allocate two million dollars to a global benchmark charitable
initiative in John's honor. We and global leaders who are our
mutual friends value John's passion for good judgment.”
Dinner Chair J. Michael Evans, Vice Chairman of Goldman, Sachs
& Co., told a legendary anecdote about Whitehead offering
a ride to Henry Ford in his Chevy. Evans, 54, also commented:
“I hope to have half the energy Whitehead has at his age…
My wife says that’s impossible because I don’t have
that much energy now.”
the dinner, Chair Maurice “Hank” Greenberg joined
Mr. Whitehead and Ronnie Chan (Chairman of Hang Lung Group Ltd.)
in sharing views on several of the most significant issues facing
our global economy today.
C. Whitehead earned his M.B.A. from Harvard, and soon after, joined
the prestigious investment bank Goldman, Sachs & Co. Over
a total of 38 years at the firm, he rose to become Chairman and
retired as Co-Chairman and Co-Senior Partner. Appointed by President
Reagan, Mr. Whitehead then served as US Deputy Secretary of State.
The Charles & Agnes Kazarian Foundation is a US$170+ million
private operating foundation established in 1998 by Paul B. Kazarian.
The Foundation’s mission is to empower great aspirations
in the whole human family.
Society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to
furthering theunderstanding of the countries and
cultures of Asia. Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in
New York, Asia Society is an international organization with 11
centers in the U.S. and Asia.