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Dave H. Williams


ave H. Williams was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Capital Management, New York from 1977 to 1999. Subsequently he was the Chairman Emeritus of Alliance Capital Management from 1999 to 2001. Dave is currently a Partner at Cornerstone Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in Central Europe.

Dave has received multiple awards and distinctions from governments for his role in founding integral financial institutions in various countries. He is a recipient of the Order of the Civil Merit from the government of Spain, the Polish Order of Merit, Cavalier of the Grand Cross of Poland and the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver from the Republic of Austria.

Some of the other awards won by Dave include the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship and the Swan Award for “lifetime achievement for furthering the arts, both nationally and internationally” by Cheekwood Museum, Nashville.  In the past, Dave has also been Trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Intrepid Museum Foundation, the American Federation of Art and the Foreign Policy Association.

Dave has been a director of many public corporations including Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Inc. (1977-85) and was a director of the India Liberalization Fund from its inception in 1993 until his resignation in 2001. Dave was also a trustee of the Alliance Capital Mutual Fund in India from 1995 to 2001.

Dave received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 1956 and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1961 where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a past Chairman and a current member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and was a board member of the Financial Analysts Federation.