Gerald Greenwald

Gerald Greenwald

Aspen Institute Trustee |

Gerald Greenwald founded Greenbriar Equity Group with Joel Beckman and Reginald Jones. Greenbriar has formed a strategic alliance with Berkshire Partners to make private equity investments in the global transportation sector. Mr. Greenwald is chairman emeritus of United Airlines. From 1994 until his retirement in July 1999, Mr. Greenwald was chairman and CEO of United Airlines. In his five years with United, he led the airline through its beginnings as the worlds largest majority employee-owned company, helped return it to profitability and built its leadership position throughout the world. Mr. Greenwald served as managing director of Dillon Read & Co., an investment banking company. He also served as president of Olympia & York Developments, Ltd., a real estate development company. His career started in the automobile industry at Ford Motor Company where he worked in several positions including, director of Fords operations in Europe and as president of Ford of Venezuela. He later was employed by Chrysler Corporation, where he worked in various positions including corporate controller and chief financial officer before being promoted to vice chairman, a position in which he shared full responsibility with the CEO for the operations of the company. Mr. Greenwald graduated cum laude from Princeton Universitys Woodrow Wilson School and received a masters in economics from Wayne State University. He is the author of the business book, Lessons from the Heart of American Business, Publisher, Warner Books.