Mr. William A. Ackman is Chairman at The Howard Hughes Corp., Chief Executive Officer at Pershing Square Capital Management LP, Member of Deans Advisory Board at Harvard University and a Principal at Pershing Square International Ltd.
He is on the Board of Directors at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., Canadian Pacific Railway Co. and Pershing Square Foundation.
He founded Perishing Square in 2003.
Mr. Ackman was previously employed as an Independent Director by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., Non-Executive Director by Justice Holdings Ltd., an Independent Director by J. C. Penney Co., Inc., Co-founded by Gotham Partners Management Co. LLC, Chairman by Imperial Parking Corp., Chairman by First Union Real Estate Equity & Mortgage Investments, and a Principal by Gotham Partners LP.
He also served on the board at Zoetis, Inc. and General Growth Properties, Inc.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.