Ronald O. Perelman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, a company with interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies. The principal interests of MacAndrews & Forbes include AM General, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Harland Clarke, Merisant, Revlon, Inc., Scantron, Scientific Games Corporation, SIGA Technologies, Inc., Valassis and vTv Therapeutics LLC.
Over the past four decades, Mr. Perelman has become known as an accomplished industrialist and generous philanthropist. He is recognized as an innovative leader and a major supporter of many of the nation’s most prominent cultural, educational and medical institutions.
As a champion of culture, in June 2016, Mr. Perelman announced a $75 million lead gift to fund the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. Scheduled to open in early 2020, the new Perelman Center will serve as a world-class performance space in Lower Manhattan, producing and premiering new works of theater, dance, music, film and opera.
Ronald Perelman is the Vice Chairman of the Apollo Theater Foundation and sits on the board of many institutions. Among them are: The Museum of Modern Art; New York Presbyterian Hospital; Columbia Business School; NYU Langone Medical Center and The ONE Campaign.
Mr. Perelman received a BS in Economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City with his wife and is the father of eight children.