Donald J. Gogel
Chairman and CEO
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
New York, NY
Donald J. Gogel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm that he joined in 1989. CD&R currently manages more than $10 billion in capital in the U.S. and Europe.The firm invests in a broad range of industry sectors and has sponsored investments in companies like Emergency Medical Services, Hertz, Rexel, ServiceMaster, Univar and US Foodservice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gogel was a partner at McKinsey & Company, as well as a managing director of Kidder Peabody & Co., Inc.
Mr. Gogel is a member of the Business Council and the Trilateral Commission.
In addition to serving on the Cancer Research Institute for more than 25 years, Mr. Gogel’s other major charitable activities include The Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he serves as Senior Vice Chairman, and the Rhodes Trust where he is a Trustee and Chairman of the Development Committee.
Mr. Gogel received a B.A. from Harvard College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) majoring in international relations and then studied Politics on a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University’s Balliol College where he received a M. Phil. He played varsity lacrosse at both Harvard and Oxford. Mr. Gogel also received a J.D., with honors, from Harvard Law School.