Peter R. Orszag is CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard Freres & Co LLC, leading the firm’s advisory businesses that serve companies and governments across the globe.

On May 26, 2023, the firm announced that Dr. Orszag has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as CEO of Lazard and as a Board Director, effective October 1, 2023.

Previously in his career at Lazard, Dr. Orszag was the firm’s Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Co-Head of Healthcare.

In the Obama Administration, he served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and before that as the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

He graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar.

Dr. Orszag is married to Bianna Golodryga of CNN.

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