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Barry Sternlicht

Sternlicht is chairman & CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the private investment firm he formed in 1991. Sternlicht is also chairman of Starwood Property Trust and chairman of the Board of Societe´du Louvre. Starwood’s family of products includes Starwood Energy Partners and Starwood Real Estate Securities hedge fund.

From 1995 through early 2005, Sternlicht was chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., which he founded in 1995. Sternlicht created W Hotels and built St. Regis Hotels into a brand.

Sternlicht’s recognitions include the Hospitality Heritage Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association; was named JDRF’s Man of the Year for his humanitarian efforts; and serves on the board of directors of several associations and companies including the Estée Lauder Companies and Restoration Hardware. He also serves as chairman of the board of Robin Hood and is a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and the World Presidents Organization.

Sternlicht received his BA from Brown University, of which he is a trustee, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.