People: Orbitz Worldwide Inc (OWW.N)
Mr. Robert L. Friedman is Director of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Friedman is a Senior Advisor in the Private Equity group of The Blackstone Group. Mr. Friedman joined Blackstone in 1999 to work primarily in Blackstone’s Private Equity group. He was Chief Legal Officer of the company from January 2003 through August 2010 and was also its Chief Administrative Officer during most of that period. Most recently, Mr. Friedman served as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Blackstone in 1999, Mr. Friedman had been a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 25 years, where he was a senior member of that law firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice and was an advisor to Blackstone since the company’s inception. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Axis Capital Holdings Limited, TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., FGIC Corporation and YRC Worldwide Inc. Mr. Friedman is a member of the finance committee of Axis Capital Holdings Limited, a member of the audit committee of FGIC Corporation and a member of the audit committee and finance committee of YRC Worldwide Inc. Mr. Friedman previously served on the boards of directors of The India Fund Inc. from 2008 to 2011, Northwest Airlines, Inc. from 2002 to 2008, and Corp. Group Banking S.A. from 1999 to 2007. Prior to Northwest Airlines’ merger with Delta Airlines, Inc. in 2008, Mr. Friedman served as Chair of Northwest Airlines’ corporate governance committee. Mr. Friedman holds a BA degree from Columbia College and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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