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

DATE CHANGE – 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 2 days prior to the event)
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 2 days prior to the event)1460 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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  • 10 / Member/Member Guest (limit one)
  • 20 / Alumni Non-Members
  • Free / Patron Members (please contact



Lawrence Ackman, Glyn Aeppel, Vikash Agrawal, Ameer Ahmad, Arnaud Ajdler, Alexandra Aleskovsky, Julian Alexander, John Allen, Robert Alloway, Lars Andersson, Jackson Andrews, Lockie Andrews, Liz Angelone, Marianna Ayres, Lalit Bakshi, Kara Barnett, Guy Baron, Bruce Batkin, Joshua Benaim, Todd Benson, Bryan Berg, Bruce Berkman, Lucinda Bhavsar, Anders Brag, Ryan Bunch, Shazia Butt, Jason Carini, Thomas Carrier, Gabrielle Chaiban, Dev Chanchani, Martin Chavez, Lu Chen, Wendy Chen, Rodolfo Chou, Tiffany Clay, Lisa Cleveland, Drew Cohen, Robert Cotter, Justin Cummings, Andrew Dale, William Damm, Alexander Daniels, Raj Das, Hemali Dassani, 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, Juan-Manuel Fernandez Cortina, Anna Fieler, Tom Fortin, Steve Frenkiel, Irwin Friedman, Mona Girotra, Oliver Goldstein, Patrick Gordon, Keith Greet, Ariel Grignafini, Edmund Grossman, Robert Grusky, Mark Gundersen, Jing Guo, Sachin Gupta, William Guzick, Corey Hajim, Mitchell Hara, Joseph Harari, E. Hardman, Caroline Hearst, Uday Hegde, Adriana Herrera, Evan Hindman, Michael Hoherchak, David Holiner, Robert Horowitz, Walter Howard, Zhaoying Huang, Takajiro Ishikawa, Lee Jackson, Benjamin Jenkins, Julie Johnson, Margaret Jones, Joseph Kaplan, Rana Kashyap, Lana Khabarova, Kimberly Kispert, Dary Kopelioff, Curtis Krause, John Leonard, Leonard Levie, Sergio Leymarie, Xin Li, Evguenia Lindgardt, David Linn, Susan Liu, Susan Liu, Ananya Lodaya, Francisco Lorenzo, Alysia Love, Lance Lundberg, Alison Lyness, Scott Lyon, Cristiano Machado, Darsh Maheshwari, Ira Mandel, Barbara Marcin, Andrew Massik, Donald Mathis, Thomas May, Susan McCaw, Vijay Mehta, Jorge Mendoza, Gregory Meredith, Anthony Meyer, Michael Meyer, Oskar Mielczarek, Kodwo Mills, Louis Molinari, Nan Morrison, Barrie Moskowitz, Vikas Mouli, Alina Mozzhukhina, Catalina Munoz, Beth Neumann, Michael Neumann, Huong Nguyen, Arndt Nicklisch, Alisa Norris, Brendan O'Grady, Nneamaka Ogeah, Dion Oglesby, Mei Gee Ooi, Jagdeep Pahwa, Taylor Parkinson, Natasha Pearl Stowe, Chee Pearlman, Emanuel Pearlman, Matija Pecotic, Itamar Perlov, Robin Pinckert Nelson, Raul Pineda, Ruchita Poddar, David Priego, Mohamed Punjani, John Raben, Surender Rana, Anand Rao, Radhika Ray, Tzveta Raynova, Jason Redlus, Nathan Redmond, John Reese, Kevin Reid, Rich Reiner, Paula Roberts, 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, Agam Sharma, Agam Sharma, James Sherman, Alan Silberstein, Hardwick Simmons, John Simpson, James Smalhout, Anne Stanton, Michael Stanton, Isabel Sternlieb, Kevin Stewart, Kate Stoughton Berliner, Suzanne Strassburger, Lance Stuart, Aleksi Suvanto, Ilan Szekely, Rafael Telahun, Ajay Thakur, Nadia Tian, Whitney Tilson, Jose Tolosa, W. Tozer, Alexandros Tzoukas, Guy Ule, Tayfun Uner, Siby Vadakekkara, Zoya Vassilieva, Vinton Vickers, Jayaprada Viswanadha, David Walch, Davis Walmsley, Frank Walter, Theodora Walton, David Wang, Stephen Wesel, Byron Wien, Harry Wilson, James Wilson, Raymond Hoi Ching Yeung, Louis Zachary, Damian Zajac, Jiexian Zang, Jingping Zhang, Ying Zhao, Liliane Zreik


Hemali Dassani (MBA '99)

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