Ronald O. Perelman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated, an organization with interests in an enhanced arrangement of open and privately owned businesses. The key interests of MacAndrews and Forbes incorporate AM General, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Harland Clarke, Merisant, Revlon, Inc., Scantron, Scientific Games Corporation, SIGA Technologies, Inc., Valassis and vTv Therapeutics LLC.
In the course of recent decades, Mr. Perelman has turned out to be known as a proficient industrialist and liberal giver. He is perceived as an inventive pioneer and a noteworthy supporter of a significant number of the country’s most conspicuous social, instructive and medicinal foundations.
In April 2014, the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services at NYU Langone Medical Center opened. The Center dramatically multiplied the span of the previous Emergency Department, meeting the developing requirement for crisis mind benefit in NYC.
Mr. Perelman’s responsibility regarding training and enthusiasm for enterprise is reflected by his milestone gift to Columbia Business School in 2013, setting up the Ronald Perelman Center for Business Innovation. The blessing will support the formation of another office and create programming for the up and coming era of worldwide business pioneers.
A long-term supporter of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Perelman declared the formation of the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics in February 2013. The Center will encourage the educating and research required to create positions on national and universal issues.
His responsibility regarding bleeding edge wellbeing research converts into groundbreaking progressions for patients in New York and around the globe, especially through his building up the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian Hospital (2009), the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center (2008), and the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center (1991).
As executive of Revlon, Mr. Perelman has exhibited a longstanding sense of duty regarding enhancing ladies’ wellbeing. In 1990 he made the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program, which prompted the improvement of Herceptin, the earth shattering treatment for bosom tumor. The EIF Revlon Run/Walk has raised more than $100 million to battle ladies’ growths. In 2014, he helped to establish, alongside Barbra Streisand, the Women’s Heart Alliance to bring issues to light, energize activity and drive new research to battle coronary illness in ladies.
As a champion of culture, in June 2016, Mr. Perelman declared a $75 million lead blessing to subsidize the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. Booked to open in mid 2020, the new Perelman Center will fill in as a world-class execution space in Lower Manhattan, creating and debuting new works of theater, move, music, film and musical show.
Mr. Perelman is the Vice Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation and sits on the leading body of numerous organizations. Among them are: The Museum of Modern Art; New York Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical Center; Columbia Business School; NYU Langone Medical Center and The One Foundation.
Mr. Perelman got a BS in Economics and a MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his better half and is the father of eight youngsters.