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Niall Ferguson


Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Founder, Greenmantle LLC


Niall Ferguson has been a director of the Company since April 2014. Mr. Ferguson is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and previously was the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation Distinguished Scholar at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. Mr. Ferguson is a frequent commentator on contemporary and historical politics and economics and has published fourteen award-winning books, including most recently “Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist,” “The Ascent of Money,” “Civilization: The West and the Rest” and “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.” In 2009, his six-part television series “The Ascent of Money” won the International Emmy for Best Documentary. Mr. Ferguson was the Philippe Roman Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics from 2010 to 2011 and the BBC Reith Lecturer for 2012. In 2010, he won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service, in 2012, the Hayek Prize for Lifetime Achievement and, in 2013, the Ludwig Erhard Prize for Economic Journalism. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Historical Society, a Managing Director at Greenmantle, a macroeconomic and geopolitical advisory firm that he founded, and a member of the Board of Directors of Chimerica Media, a film company that he also founded. We believe that Mr. Ferguson’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his extensive macroeconomic and geopolitical expertise and influence around the globe.