Bill FordChairman & Chief Executive Officer at General Atlantic
Mr. Ford is General Atlantic’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with three decades of experience investing in and helping build leading growth companies, including IHS Markit, e*Trade, Priceline, and First Republic Bank. He joined General Atlantic in 1991 and became CEO in 2007. He serves as Chairman of the firm’s Management Committee and is a member of the Investment, Portfolio, and Operating Committees. Under Mr. Ford’s leadership, General Atlantic has expanded its global presence, increased its capital base, and deepened its capabilities to identify and partner with high-potential growth companies across multiple business sectors and geographies. Mr. Ford currently serves on the boards of BlackRock, Bytedance Ltd. and Sierra Space. Mr. Ford previously served on the boards of Axel Springer and Royalty Pharma plc. Mr. Ford is Chairman of The Rockefeller University, a Trustee of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management Advisory Board. He serves on the board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSC). He is a former Trustee of Amherst College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council, where he was Vice Chairman. Mr. Ford received a B.A. from Amherst College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.