The Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, W’65
This chair was established by the Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, W’65 in 1991. He is the Chairman of Clinique Laboratories and President of RWL Water. He previously served in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense for European and NATO Affairs and as U.S. Ambassador to Austria. Lauder is active in a number of philanthropic activities, including the establishment of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, as well as organizations dedicated to Jewish welfare and the preservation of Jewish monuments and buildings. At Penn, he co-founded the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management and International Studies in 1983 with his brother Leonard A. Lauder, W’54, in honor of their father, Joseph H. Lauder. He is currently Chairman of the Lauder Institute’s Board of Governors.