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Lewis B. Kaden is Chairman of Markle’s Board of Directors. In early 2013, Kaden retired from Citigroup as Vice Chairman, a position he held since 2005. At Citi, he had responsibilities for many global functions and was a member of the Executive and Management Committees. He also served as Chairman of Citi’s Public Sector Clients Group, Chairman of the Business Practices Committee and Chairman of the Citi Foundation. Prior to joining Citigroup, Kaden was a Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where his practice included corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and advocacy before appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He regularly advised directors and senior management of major corporations.
Kaden joined the law firm as counsel in 1982, while he was Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies at Columbia University.
Kaden serves as Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal. He also serves on the Boards of Trustees of the Asia Society, where he is Vice Chairman, and of the Century Foundation, and Human Rights First. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Kaden served as Chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel from 1999 to 2000, and of the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York. From 1987 to 1992, he was Chairman of Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness.