Date: Apr 22, 2021Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

ALUMNI ONLY – A Conversation with Bill Ackman, Pershing Square CEO (virtual)

Thu, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)
Alumni OnlyFinance


One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, with vaccinations accelerating and economic normality on the horizon, decision-makers have reason for optimism despite challenges the economy has faced and current economic markers. Additionally, the SPAC market continues to grow, as these special purpose acquisition companies raise capital through IPOs expressly to acquire a privately held company and take it public. Come listen to Bill Ackman in this Alumni only event as he talks about SPACs, the current market outlook and the post pandemic recovery.

Please join us for what promises to be a highly informative and fascinating conversation.

Although questions will be taken live during the event, attendees are encouraged to submit their questions in advance to given the interest and turnout for this event is expected to be high.

Participants must register by April 21st to receive details on joining the discussion.

Please note that no refunds will be issued.



William Ackman (MBA ’92)

CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P.

Bill Ackman is the CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an SEC registered investment adviser founded in 2003. Pershing Square is a concentrated research-intensive fundamental value investor in long and occasionally short investments in the public markets.

Prior to forming Pershing Square, Mr. Ackman co-founded Gotham Partners Management Co., LLC. Mr. Ackman received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College.

Mr. Ackman is the Chairman of the board of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC). He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:PSTH). He is a member of the Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Harvard Business School.

In 2006, Mr. Ackman co-founded the Pershing Square Foundation to support exceptional leaders and innovative organizations that tackle important social issues and deliver scalable and sustainable impact across the globe.


Hemali Dassani (MBA '99)

Hemali Dassani (MBA ’99) is an experienced fundraiser and investor relations professional within the alternative investments space and is currently a placement agent and consultant to multiple Private Equity funds. Hemali was previously Director of Investor Relations for Argand Partners and Castle Harlan, middle market private equity funds. Hemali was also a Managing Director with Old City Investment Partners, a multi-family office dedicated to finding high quality investments for the firm’s clientele of family office investors. Ms. Dassani has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. She was President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York and currently sits on the Board of the Club and Chair’s its racial equity task force. Previously she sat on the Board of Governors for the Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni Association and the Steering Committee for the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels Association.


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Date: Apr 22, 2021Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Zoom Webinar (Information to be sent to Registrants)1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • 10 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 20 / Alumni Non-Members



Lawrence Ackman, Glyn Aeppel, Alok Agrawal, Vikash Agrawal, Ameer Ahmad, Arnaud Ajdler, Alexandra Aleskovsky, Julian Alexander, John Allen, Robert Alloway, Lars Andersson, Jackson Andrews, Lockie Andrews, Liz Angelone, Lionel Archille, David Ashcraft, Harold Atkins, Marianna Ayres, Kara Bakhshi, Lalit Bakshi, Kara Barnett, Guy Baron, Bruce Batkin, Joshua Benaim, Todd Benson, Bryan Berg, Bruce Berkman, Kamlesh Bhatia, Lucinda Bhavsar, Mathilda Bosch, Anders Brag, Benjamin Bromberg, Eran Broshy, Ryan Bunch, Shazia Butt, Jason Carini, Thomas Carrier, Raphael Carty, Carlos Castelan, Gabrielle Chaiban, Dev Chanchani, Martin Chavez, Jane Chen, Lu Chen, Wendy Chen, Stephane Chevrier, Rodolfo Chou, Eugene Chung, Tiffany Clay, Lisa Cleveland, Drew Cohen, Charles Collier, Gerald Cooper, Robert Cotter, Justin Cummings, Celia Currin, Andrew Dale, William Damm, Alexander Daniels, Nachi Das, Raj Das, Hemali Dassani, James Davidson, Owen Davies, Patrice Derrington, Thomas Devine, Randolph Dirth, Andrew Draznin, Dean Dunbar, Stephen Edwards, Timothy Erday, Sol Erdman, William Ettelson, Matthew Evans, Elizabeth Fairfax Brown, Douglas Feagin, Juan-Manuel Fernandez Cortina, Anna Fieler, Tom Fortin, Steve Frenkiel, Irwin Friedman, Ayala Gamburd, Jose Garcia, Jean-Philippe Gauthier, Mona Girotra, Oliver Goldstein, Patrick Gordon, Keith Greet, Ariel Grignafini, Edmund Grossman, Robert Grusky, Mark Gundersen, Jing Guo, Sachin Gupta, William Guzick, Victoria Hackett, Corey Hajim, Mitchell Hara, Joseph Harari Achar, Joseph Harari, E. Hardman, Ryan Hardy, Caroline Hearst, Uday Hegde, Adriana Herrera, Leslie Himmel, Evan Hindman, Michael Hoherchak, David Holiner, Kenneth Holmstrom, Robert Horowitz, Walter Howard, Zhaoying Huang, Martin Hudak, Takajiro Ishikawa, Lee Jackson, Benjamin Jenkins, Anna Johnson, Julie Johnson, Margaret Jones, Suhgoo Kang, Joseph Kaplan, Rana Kashyap, Ronald Kass, Ruth Katz, Maggie Kauderer, Lana Khabarova, Divya Khanna, Jean Kim, Cameron Kinloch, Kimberly Kispert, Jason Klein, Dary Kopelioff, Curtis Krause, Tarang Kumar, John Leonard, Leonard Levie, G. Brandon Levy, Sergio Leymarie, Xin Li, Ty Lin, Evguenia Lindgardt, David Linn, Susan Liu, Susan Liu, Ananya Lodaya, Francisco Lorenzo, Alysia Love, Amy Luke, Lance Lundberg, Alison Lyness, Scott Lyon, Cristiano Machado, Darsh Maheshwari, Carly Maisel, Ira Mandel, Barbara Marcin, Andrew Massik, Donald Mathis, Thomas May, Susan McCaw, Francis McGill, Douglas McHenry, John McLaughlin, Vijay Mehta, Jorge Mendoza, Gregory Meredith, Anthony Meyer, Michael Meyer, Luis Meza, Oskar Mielczarek, Kodwo Mills, Louis Molinari, Nan Morrison, Barrie Moskowitz, Vikas Mouli, Alina Mozzhukhina, Catalina Munoz, Beth Neumann, Michael Neumann, Huong Nguyen, Jordan Nickerson, Arndt Nicklisch, Alisa Norris, Brendan O'Grady, James O'Rourke, Nneamaka Ogeah, Dion Oglesby, Mei Gee Ooi, Jagdeep Pahwa, Samir Parikh, Taylor Parkinson, Matthew Payne, Natasha Pearl Stowe, Chee Pearlman, Emanuel Pearlman, Matija Pecotic, Itamar Perlov, Kate Pilcher Ciafone, Robin Pinckert Nelson, Raul Pineda, Ruchita Poddar, David Priego, Mohamed Punjani, John Raben, Anand Radhakrishnan, Surender Rana, Anand Rao, Radhika Ray, Tzveta Raynova, Jason Redlus, Nathan Redmond, John Reese, Kevin Reid, Rich Reiner, Noemie Renaerts, Howard Rimerman, Paula Roberts, Dionis Rodriguez, Akilah Rogers, Kevin Rollag, Eric Rosenfeld, Daniel Ross, Daniel Rumennik, Susan Runne, Sumit Saigal, Masatomo Sakairi, Nicholas Sakellariadis, Ihsan Saleem, Josue Sanchez, Joshua Sandbulte, Rahul Sangwan, Pedro Sanudo, Zaynab Satchu, Erik Schulz, Theodore Seides, Abhijat Shah, Ash Shah, Roshan Shah, Vimal Shah, Sameer Shamsi, Agam Sharma, Agam Sharma, James Sherman, Alan Silberstein, David Simmons, Hardwick Simmons, John Simpson, Chung Hei Sing, Jeffrey Sklar, James Smalhout, Anne Stanton, Michael Stanton, Isabel Sternlieb, Kevin Stewart, Kate Stoughton Berliner, Suzanne Strassburger, Richard Strasser, Lance Stuart, Patrick Suehnholz, Aleksi Suvanto, Ilan Szekely, Eric Teel, Rafael Telahun, Jose Tesak, Ajay Thakur, Nadia Tian, Whitney Tilson, David Toll, Jose Tolosa, Mary Gay Townsend, W. Tozer, Alexandros Tzoukas, Amanda Ugarte, Guy Ule, Tayfun Uner, Siby Vadakekkara, Zoya Vassilieva, Vinton Vickers, Jayaprada Viswanadha, David Walch, Davis Walmsley, Frank Walter, Theodora Walton, David Wang, David Wang, Graciela Watrous, Sandra Weng, Stephen Wesel, Byron Wien, Scott Wilkin, Harry Wilson, James Wilson, Robert Wishnick, Leslie Wohlman-Himmel, Brenden Woods, Laila Worrell, Raymond Hoi Ching Yeung, JINGJING ZHANG, Louis Zachary, Damian Zajac, Jiexian Zang, Jingping Zhang, Christine Zhao, Liliane Zreik, Kwame van Leeuwen


Hemali Dassani (MBA '99)

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