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Abe Friedman

Partner / Head, PJT Partners, Inc.

Abe M. Friedman is a Partner, Member of the Management Committee of the firm and Head of PJT Camberview, at PJT Partners. Mr. Friedman joined PJT Partners through the acquisition of Camberview Partners in 2018. Mr. Friedman founded Camberview in 2012 and served as its Chief Executive Officer through 2018.

Before founding Camberview, Mr. Friedman was Managing Director and Global Head of
Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment at BlackRock. Prior to that role, he served in leadership positions, including Global Head of Corporate Governance at Barclays Global Investors from 2005 until the company merged with BlackRock in 2009. In 2003, Mr. Friedman helped found Glass, Lewis & Co. and served as Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel.

Mr. Friedman has previously served on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, a position to which he was appointed by Chairwoman Mary Shapiro and as co‐director of the Stanford Institutional Investor Forum. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recognized Mr. Friedman as one of the 100 most influential leaders in corporate governance in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mr. Friedman holds a JD, a Master’s in Public Policy and a BA, with honors, in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Friedman resides in Piedmont California with his wife and three children. He was first elected to serve on the Piedmont City Council in 2002. Re-elected in 2006, he served two years as Vice Mayor and two years as Mayor of the City of Piedmont. Mr. Friedman currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of KIPP Northern California Public Schools.

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