Things are brewing at the investment banking firm Lazard.
Two weeks ago, I reported that insider Peter Orszag had left his position as chairman of the financial strategy and vice-chair of investment banking at Citigroup to join Lazard,
Now, Lazard issues news that Richard Haass has been nominated joined the bank as a member of the board of directors.
“Richard brings a world-class global perspective, fostered over many years at the highest levels of engagement. said Kenneth Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard.
Haass, in his thirteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has served as the senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as a principal advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. He was also U.S. coordinator for policy toward the future of Afghanistan and the U.S. envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks.
Haass is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and a Bilderberg attendee.
When Donald Trump was asked during a recent Republican presidential debate who was advising him on foreign policy issues, the first name he mentioned was Haass.