David M. Rubenstein

David M. Rubenstein
The Carlyle Group

  • David Rubenstein is a co-founder and Co-CEO of The Carlyle Group.
  • Before co-founding Carlyle, Rubenstein practiced law with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge and prior to that he was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Carter Administration.
  • From 1975–76 he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.

Rubenstein is also Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, Vice-Chairman of the Boards of Duke University, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, and President of the Economic Club of Washington.

He is on the Board of Directors or Trustees of Johns Hopkins University, University of Chicago, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.

Rubenstein is a member of the Business Council, Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Woodrow Wilson School Advisory Council at Princeton, the Board of Trustees of the Young Global Leaders Foundation, Advisory Board of School of Economics and Management Tsinghua University, the Madison Council of the Library of Congress, and the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke and The University of Chicago Law School.