Peter Georgescu is vice chairman of New York Presbyterian Hospital and director of Just Capital. He is chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam, which under his leadership was successfully transformed from a private to a public company. He has served on eight public company boards and has been a leader at non-profits as well, including the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Mr. Georgescu was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame for his contributions to the marketing and advertising industries.
When Mr. Georgescu's parents were in New York on a business trip in 1947, the Iron Curtain fell on their country, Romania, stranding them in the United States. Peter was held in a work camp where he received no formal schooling after the second grade. In 1954, thanks to intervention by President Eisenhower and a congressman, he was reunited with his parents in America. Philanthropists gifted Peter Georgescu's studies at Exeter Academy. He went on to graduate from Princeton University and Stanford University where he earned his MBA. Peter Georgescu has written three books: Capitalists Arise! (2017), The Constant Choice (2013), and The Source of Success (2005).