Richard C. Blum is Chairman and President of Richard C. Blum & Associates, Inc., the general partner of Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a long-term strategic equity investment management firm which acts as general partner for various investment partnerships and provides investment advisory services. Mr. Blum currently serves on the board of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., a global market leader in real estate services. He is also a director of Pacific Alliance Group Holdings, Ltd. and Fairmont Raffles Holding International. Mr. Blum is former Chairman of the University of California Board of Regents, where he continues to serve as a Regent. He also serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Economic Advisory Council, President Obama’s Global Development Council and the National Democratic Institute’s Board of Directors. Mr. Blum founded the American Himalayan Foundation and Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Honorary Consul of Nepal. Additionally, Mr. Blum serves on the board of trustees of the following not-for-profits: The American Cancer Foundation, The Brookings Institution, California Academy of Sciences, The Carter Center, Glide Foundation, The Wilderness Society and Central European University. Mr. Blum earned both his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2006 he received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco’s McLaren College of Business. Most recently, he was awarded the Haas School of Business’ Lifetime Achievement Award.