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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 : Howard Hughes Corp - Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc

Summary 
Mr. William A. Ackman is Independent Director at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., Chairman at The Howard Hughes Corp., Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager 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 Ltd., Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc., Canadian Pacific Railway Co. and Pershing Square Foundation.

He founded Pershing Square Capital Management in 2003.

Mr. Ackman was previously employed as Non-Executive Director by Justice Holdings Ltd., 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.

Mr. Ackman 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 & Portfolio Manager 2003
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. Director -
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 
Marvin Traub Associates, Inc.
The Supreme Court Historical Society
Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
Pershing Square Capital Management LP
Christian International Scholarship Foundation
Platform Specialty Products Corp
Young Presidents' Organization, Dallas Chapter
Root Capital, Inc.
Valor Christian Schools
Phoenix House Foundation, Inc.
National Multifamily Housing Council
Alliance for Choice in Education
Anchor Health Properties LLC
Inspirato LLC
The Jerusalem Foundation
Columbia Business School
Q'Ligent, Inc.
International Civil Service Commission


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