Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

4-Traders Homepage  >  News  >  Business Leaders  >  Business Leaders Biography

Business Leaders

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance ProfessionalsCalendarSectors 
HomeAll newsMost read newsBusiness Leaders Biography
Portrait de William Ackman
Birthday : 11/30/1965
Place of birth : New York - USA
Country of residence : USA
Linked companies : Howard Hughes Corp - Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc

Summary 
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., Canadian Pacific Railway Co., Pershing Square Foundation and The Rockefeller University.

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., General Growth Properties, Inc. and Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.

He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Current positions of William Ackman 
NameTitle Since
Howard Hughes Corp
(Real Estate Development & Operations)
Chairman 2010
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc
(Pharmaceuticals)
Director 2016
Pershing Square Capital Management LP Chief Executive Officer 2003
The Rockefeller University Trustee -
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Director -
Pershing Square Foundation Trustee -
Pershing Square International Ltd. Principal -
Harvard University Member of Deans Advisory Board -


Holdings of William Ackman 
NameEquities%Valuation
Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR)
Restaurants & Bars
00.0000%0 USD


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.
Copyright © 4-traders.com / Photo © Reuters

Citations
"We think resources are not allocated efficiently today because this business is not independent. There is just no way to argue against transparency.”


Most Read News 
07/18DJMARK LIGHT : Top Company News of the Day
07/18DJNELSON PELTZ : Peltz Goes on Offense In Break From Form -- WSJ
07/18DJCHARLES SCHWAB : U.S. Stocks Set To Open A Little Higher, Helped By Netflix's Jump
07/19 JAMIE DIMON : JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon lashes out against Washington politics
07/19 DAVID HENRY : JPMorgan posts higher profit; shares dip on net interest income view
07/18 DAVID HENRY : U.S. banks pay up for big deposits as consumers get pennies
07/19DJJAMES MURDOCH : Top Energy News of the Day
07/19 RUPERT MURDOCH : Murdochs warn UK a delay to Sky-Fox deal could hit inward investment
07/19 PHILIP GREEN : Philip Green poaches Burberry man to be TopShop CEO
07/20 THOMAS WILSON : Most Japanese companies look to raise retirement age - Reuters poll
More news


© 2017 People and Ownership :   
Advertisement
William Ackman : Connections 
Lone Star College Foundation
Scanlan Foundation
Donald J. Pliner of Florida LLC
Houston Downtown Management District
National Multifamily Housing Council
Christian Community Services Center
Serra Club of Dallas
CEO Forum
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
Inspirato LLC
National Jewish Health, Inc.
AEW Capital Management LP (Real Estate)
International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc.
The Urban Land Institute
Phoenix House Foundation, Inc.
Young Presidents' Organization, Dallas Chapter


Latest news about William Ackman 
More news


Popular Business Leaders 
Bernard Arnault Mary Barra Lloyd Blankfein Michael Bloomberg Yannick Bolloré Warren Buffett Antony Burgmans Jean-paul Clozel Gary Cohn Marc De Lacharrière Jamie Dimon Ralph Dommermuth Sebastian Ebel John Edwards David Einhorn Jeff Fettig Mark Fields Carlos Ghosn Terry Gou David Henry Carl Icahn Michel Landel Daniel Loeb Maurice Lévy Jack Ma Marissa Mayer Lakshmi Mittal Rupert Murdoch Elon Musk Peter Nicholas John Paulson Nelson Peltz Georges Plassat Hasso Plattner Thomas Rabe Giuseppe Recchi Wolfgang Reitzle Urs Rohner Wilbur Ross Charles Schwab Igor Sechin Pascal Soriot George Soros Rupert Stadler Bernard Tapie John Williamson Thomas Wilson Dieter Zetsche Mark Zuckerberg
A-Z Business Leaders