Robert Friedman is the Chairman of the Harrington Re Board of Directors. Mr. Friedman is a former Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group.
Mr. Friedman joined the Blackstone Group in 1999 and served as Chief Legal Officer of the firm from January 2003 through July 2010 and was also the firm’s Chief Administrative Officer during most of that period. He retired as a Senior Managing Director in June 2012 and has served as a Senior Advisor of the Blackstone Group since that date. Before joining the Blackstone Group, Mr. Friedman was a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 25 years, where he was a senior member of that law firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. Mr. Friedman graduated from Columbia College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He currently serves as a Director of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited and YRC Worldwide Inc. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of United Way of New York City, New Alternatives for Children, the Nantucket Land Council and the Institute for Law and Economics of the University of Pennsylvania.