The Maurice R. Greenberg Chair was established by a grant from the Starr Foundation. The Council named this chair for its honorary vice chairman, Maurice R. Greenberg, as a tribute to his many contributions to the Council and his long association with China.
A Council member since 1977, Mr. Greenberg is a member of the Council’s Board of Directors and is Honorary Vice Chairman. He is an active participant in Council activities ranging from membership on Board committees, to intellectual participation in Council programs, to generous financial support for the institution.
Mr. Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. He is the retired chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Mr. Greenberg served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and in the Korean conflict, rising to the rank of Captain, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star. Mr. Greenberg is former chairman, and currently serves as a trustee, of the Asia Society. He is the founding chairman of the U.S.-Philippine Business Committee and vice chairman of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. He is chairman of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, and a member of the U.S.-China Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He is the past chairman, deputy chairman and director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Greenberg is chairman emeritus of New York Hospital, and is active with a number of other civic and charitable organizations. He is also chairman of the Starr Foundation, which provides major financial support to academic, medical, cultural, and public policy institutions.