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Portrait de William Ackman
Birthday : 11/30/1965
Place of birth : New York - USA
Public asset : 91,496,168 USD
Country of residence : USA
Linked companies : Canadian Pacific Railway Limited - Howard Hughes Corp

Summary 
Mr. William A. Ackman is Independent Director at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., Chairman at The Howard Hughes Corp., Chief Executive Officer at Pershing Square Capital Management LP, a Principal at Pershing Square International Ltd., and a Member of Deans Advisory Board at Harvard University.

He is on the Board of Directors at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., and Pershing Square Foundation.

Prior to founding Pershing Square Capital in 2004, Mr. Ackman was previously employed as Non-Executive Director by Justice Holdings Ltd., Independent Director by J. C. Penney Co., Inc., 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.

Mr. Ackman received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Current positions of William Ackman 
NameTitle Since
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited
(Ground Freight & Logistics)
Independent Director 2012
Howard Hughes Corp
(Real Estate Development & Operations)
Chairman 2010
Pershing Square Capital Management LP Chief Executive Officer 2004
Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc. Director -
Pershing Square Foundation Trustee -
Pershing Square International Ltd. Principal -
Harvard University Member of Deans Advisory Board -


William Ackman : Personal Network 


Biography of William Ackman 
William (Bill) Ackman is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, an American hedge fund that holds shares in Wendy’s International and McDonald’s Corporation. As well it has interest in Target Corp., the second largest discount company in US.

Graduated at Harvard College, he holds also an MBA from Harvard Business School. He began his career working for his father in the real estate, and in 1993 he founded Gotham Partners Management Co. This investment company encounters some troubles including legal problems that will lead to its dissolution in 2003.

In 2004, William Ackman comes back on the financial stage. He has created Pershing Square Capital, and he showed a lot of activism buying massive share in the lowest price for resale in two years maximum. A short-term strategy often criticized by the US Medias. His different attacks against FSA, American division of Dexia, and also against MBIA and Ambac, that it forecast the collapse, earned him a strong enmity in financial world.

In 2007, William Ackman took a share up to 5 millions of dollar (3,5%) in Sears Holdings, third group in distribution sector in US, behind Wal-Mart and Home Depot.

Pershing Square Capital Management manages approximately 2.4 billion of dollar of which 40% was invested in shares of McDonald.
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William Ackman : Connections 
Christian International Scholarship Foundation
Anchor Health Properties LLC
Root Capital, Inc.
The Jerusalem Foundation
Valor Christian Schools
NetBoss Technologies, Inc.
Archstone-Smith Trust, Inc.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Alliance for Choice in Education
International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc.
Inspirato LLC
The Urban Land Institute
Donald J. Pliner of Florida LLC
Platform Specialty Products Corp
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.


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