chairman emeritus, young & rubicam, inc.
Peter is chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam Inc., and previously served as the company’s CEO from 1994 until 2000. He was first chairman of Young & Rubicam Inc. born outside of the United States. His career spanned 30 plus years including top management experience both in the United States and Europe. He has been instrumental in developing the integrated communications strategy that has shaped the course of Young & Rubicam’s progress and became the standard for industry thinking. Peter’s belief in the power of education has fueled his involvement with organizations such as A Better Chance and Polytechnic University, where he has served as a member of their boards of directors. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Alabama and Cornell College; he is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Peter immigrated to the United States from Romania in 1954. He received his B.A. with cum laude honors from Princeton and an MBA from the Stanford Business School.