David J. Breazzano MBA ’80

June 1, 2016

Cornell Board of Trustees Elects Four New Members

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The Cornell University Board of Trustees elected four new trustees —  David J. Breazzano MBA ’80, Jonathan Jia Zhu J.D. ’92, Girish V. Reddy, M. Eng. ’78, MBA ’80 and Alexander D. Hanson ’87 —  at its meeting, Saturday. The trustees’ four-year terms will begin July 1.

The trustees also re-elected six members — Barton J. Winokur ’61, Barbara G. Novick ’82, Lowell C. McAdam ’76, Peggy J. Koenig ’78, Gary S. Davis ’76 and Mario Cilento, President of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization — to an additional four years on the board.

Breazzano earned an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in 1980 andis currently the chair of the Johnson Advisory Council, according to the University. He is co-founder, chief investment officer and president of DDJ Capital Management. DDJ manages approximately 7.4 billion for insurance companies, corporate and public retirement funds, endowments and foundations.


Jonathan Jia Zhu J.D. ’92

Zhu serves on Cornell Law School’s advisory council, according to the University. Zhu attended to Cornell to obtain a Ph.D. in English literature but switched into the Law School. He is the managing director of Bain Capital Asia and co-head of Bain Capital Private Equity Asia.


Girish V. Reddy, M. Eng. ’78, MBA ’80

Reddy, who serves on the Board of Trustees Investment Committee, received a Master of Engineering degree and MBA from Cornell. He is a member of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts — an American multinational private equity firm — and was formerly a partner at Goldman Sachs, according to the University.

Hanson is a member of the Arts and Sciences Advisory council and has led the college’s Major Gift Committee.

 Alexander D. Hanson ’87

Alexander D. Hanson ’87

He studied economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and is a Senior officer of TGS Management Co. — a financial investment firm — where he has worked since 1991, according to the University.