Current Board Members
The NYU Board consists of voting Trustees, listed below, and non-voting Trustees.
Larry A. Silverstein
Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Larry A. Silverstein is the chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., a Manhattan-based real estate development and investment firm that has developed, owned, and managed 40 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. He has spent the last 19 years rebuilding the office component of the World Trade Center site, a $30 billion project that will consume the balance of his working life. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Silverstein is a member of the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees and is the founder and chairman emeritus of the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. He is a member of the New York Bar and a governor of the Real Estate Board of New York, having served as its chairman. He has served as chairman of the Realty Foundation of New York, chairman of UJA-Federation, and treasurer of National Jewish Health in Denver. He is a founding trustee of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York and a board member of the New York Philharmonic. He is a classical music enthusiast, a passionate yachtsman, and a dedicated New Yorker.
SPS '88, '89
Vice Chairman, Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Lisa Silverstein is vice chairman of Silverstein Properties and oversees the firm's capital, existing assets, new initiatives and corporate strategy. Silverstein sits on the board of UJA and Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, as well as several other philanthropic and financial organizations and institutions from the United States to Israel.
Joseph S. Steinberg
Chairman, Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
Joseph S. Steinberg is chairman of Jefferies Financial Group Inc., a global investment banking firm. He is also a director of the Crimson Wine Group, owner of wineries located in California, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Steinberg serves on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board. He is chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Ann’s Warehouse located in Brooklyn Bridge Park and is a member of the National Film Preserve and its Board of Governors, presenter of the Telluride Film Festival. He is also on the Board of Directors of New York City Center. Steinberg served with the U.S. Peace Corps from 1966 to 1968.
Gallatin '06, GSAS '08
Founder and President, Actlien Holding Inc
Adam Taki is the founder and president of Actlien Holding Inc and oversees the development of the company’s investment platform. In 2012, John Wiley & Sons published Zennovation: An East-West Approach to Business Success, which Taki co-authored. In addition to serving on the NYU Board of Trustees, Taki is chair of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study Dean’s Council.
Chair, Tandon Capital Associates
Chandrika Tandon chairs her advisory firm, Tandon Capital Associates, which focuses on measurable transformation of institutions to excellence. She also chairs the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, which supports women, education, the arts, and spirituality, and Soul Chants Music, a not-for-profit label. A world-class producer, composer, and singer, Tandon is a Grammy-nominated artist, releasing four albums in support of wellness and community building. She is chair of the NYU President’s Global Council and chair of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board. Tandon also serves on the NYU Stern School of Business Executive Board and the NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees. Tandon serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is a member of the President's Circle of the National Academies, the Horatio Alger Association, the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, and the President’s Advisory Council of the Berklee College of Music, where Berklee-Tandon Global Clinics connect faculty to underprivileged talent worldwide.
David A. Tanner
Managing Director, Three Mile Capital
David Tanner is the managing director of Three Mile Capital, a private investment company. He serves on the boards of White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. and Northeast Bank. In addition to NYU Board of Trustees, Tanner is chair of the NYU School of Law Foundation Board, trustee of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, trustee of Central Synagogue, director of Lawyers for Children, and director of The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. He served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System and related entities from January 2007 through May 2018.
Executive Chairman, BlackIvy Group, LLC
Anthony Welters is executive chairman of the BlackIvy Group, LLC, which builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, including logistics and infrastructure solutions and businesses that serve the growing consumer class. Previously he was senior adviser to the office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group, which serves more than 100 million people worldwide through its health and well-being companies. In addition to the NYU Board of Trustees, Welters is chair emeritus and a trustee of the NYU School of Law Foundation Board and a trustee of the NYU Langone Health Board. He is trustee emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board, trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Welters is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Leonard A. Wilf
President, Garden Homes, Inc.
Leonard Wilf is president of Garden Homes, which owns and manages apartments, shopping centers, office buildings, and hotels throughout the country. He is also owner and vice chairman of the Minnesota Vikings Football Club. An active participant in the Jewish community, Wilf is a leading supporter for Jewish causes and is dedicated to the preservation of the memories of the Holocaust. He was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1997. The Wilf family was among the original founders of the Holocaust Memorial in Washington, DC, the Heritage Museum in New York, NY, and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel. Wilf is a board member of the American Society for Yad Vashem, having previously served as chairman.
Director, Credit Suisse
Sascia Yuan is a Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. She leads coverage of international pensions, sovereign wealth funds, and financial institutions in the derivatives product area. Previously, Yuan was investment analyst at the Ford Foundation, where she managed the foundation’s hedge fund and public equity portfolios. She started her career in equity derivatives at Goldman Sachs. In addition to serving on the NYU Board of Trustees, Yuan is co-chair of the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Dean’s Council and is on the Young Partner Board of the Public Theater.
GSAS '77, '05
Founding Partner, Bloomberg, L.P.
Charles (“Chuck”) Zegar is one of the original four founding partners of Bloomberg Financial Markets. He was the technical computer expert for this partnership, designing, programming, and managing development of the Bloomberg terminal system. Zegar serves as trustee and chief financial officer of his family foundation, the Zegar Family Foundation, which has a philanthropic focus in the environmental area as well as in justice and human rights plus contributes to science, health, arts and culture, and several other causes. Zegar also serves as a member of The Nature Conservancy in New York Board, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and the University of California Santa Barbara Foundation Board.