People: Vector Group Ltd (VGR.N)
Mr. Bennett S. LeBow is Independent Chairman of the Board of Vector Group Ltd. Mr. LeBow, currently a private investor, served as Executive Chairman from January 2006 until his retirement on December 30, 2008 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Borders Group Inc. from May 2010 until January 2012 and Chief Executive Officer of Borders Group Inc. from June 2010 until January 2012. In February 2011, Borders Group Inc. filed for protection under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from June 1990 to December 2005. Mr. LeBow was Chairman of the Board of New Valley Corporation from January 1988 to December 2005 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 1994 to December 2005. New Valley Corporation was a majority-owned subsidiary of the Company until December 2005, when the Company acquired the remaining minority interest, engaged in the real estate business and seeking to acquire additional operating companies and real estate properties.
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