President's Global Development Council

Richard Blum

Richard C. Blum is Chairman and President of Richard C. Blum & Associates, Inc., the general partner of Blum Capital Partners, L.P., a long-term strategic equity investment management firm which acts as general partner for various investment partnerships and provides investment advisory services. He is also Chairman of Montgomery Street Partners, Blum Capital’s exclusive vehicle to continue its investment strategy in real estate and real estate related assets. Mr. Blum currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc., a global market leader in real estate services and is also a director of the Pacific Alliance Group Holdings, Ltd., a leading Asian alternative asset investment management firm. Mr. Blum is Chairman Emeritus of the University of California Board of Regents and continues to serve as a Regent.  Mr. Blum is also former Chairman of the Board for the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Economic Advisory Council and the National Democratic Institute’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Blum is a founding member of National Geographic’s International Council of Advisors. He founded the American Himalayan Foundation and the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is the Honorary Consul of Nepal. Additionally, Mr. Blum serves on the board of trustees of the following not-for-profits: The Brookings Institution, California Academy of Sciences, The Carter Center, The Glide Foundation, The Wilderness Society and Central European University.  Mr. Blum earned both his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2006 he received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of San Francisco’s McLaren College of Business. Most recently, he was awarded the Haas School of Business’ Lifetime Achievement Award.