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Nicolas Berggruen

Chairman of Berggruen Holdings

Nicolas Berggruen is the chairman of Berggruen Holdings, a private company, which is the direct investment vehicle of the Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust.

Berggruen Holdings has operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, as well as real estate and financial investments globally. The firm and related entities have made well over 100 direct investments during the last 20 years by committing entirely its capital across diverse industries.

Through the Nicolas Berggruen Institute, an independent, non-partisan think tank, he encourages the study and design of systems of good governance suited for the 21st century. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

He is the co-author of Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way between West and East (Polity, 2012), with Nathan Gardels.

Mr. Berggruen obtained a B.S. in finance and international business from New York University. Prior to Berggruen Holdings, he worked for Bass Brothers Enterprises on the real estate side of this family-held investment firm, as well as for Jacobson and Co., Inc., a leveraged buyout company.

Articles by Nicolas Berggruen

Reflections on Doing Business in India and China

How do the realities of doing business in India and China reflect on those countries' abilities to cultivate talent and new technologies?

March 7, 2013

America’s Consumer Democracy Versus China’s Modern Mandarinate

Are the consumer democracies of the West becoming ungovernable, while authoritarian China moves into the future?

February 27, 2013