Joel Andre Ornstein

Joel Andre Ornstein was born and raised in Paris, France. He is President of Majorn Corp., a private investment firm. Majorn was established in 1989 as a joint venture partner of the global private equity firm, The Carlyle Group ($85 billion under management), and the Euris/Rallye Group, a leading Paris-based family-owned investment office with more than $35 billion in assets (supermarkets, shopping centers, financial investments).

He is a Senior Adviser to both FSA-regulated Clermont Energy Capital and Valiance in London and forming an acquisition platform of U.S. regional banks.

Mr. Ornstein is a pioneer of alternative asset/private equity investing, having seeded and invested alongside more than 100 managers of private equity, real estate, energy, distressed, and hedge funds over more than 20 years. He started his career at the age of twenty-two in investment banking in New York and London at Dean Witter Morgan Stanley and First Boston. He was an original member of fund investment advisory committees of Carlyle, Lexington Capital, W.L. Ross. Additionally, he has been a director of a dozen listed and private companies.

Mr. Ornstein was a Sloan Research Fellow at M.I.T. (research: the recycling of petrodollars under economics Nobel laureate, Prof. F. Modigliani). He holds a Master of Science in Finance from the M.I.T. Sloan School, a grande ecole degree, a Master and a diplomskaufmann from the ESCP- European School of Management.

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