Headshot of Peter GrauerA Conversation with Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg

Fall 2023 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:30 p.m.

Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

With Jim White, Craver Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Audience Q&A to follow the discussion.

Peter T. Grauer, a 1968 alumnus of Carolina, is chairman of Bloomberg, the global financial technology company that was founded in 1981.

He has been a member of the Bloomberg Board of Directors since 1996 and was named chairman of the board in March 2001, succeeding Michael R. Bloomberg. Mr. Grauer joined Bloomberg full time as chairman, president and CEO in March 2002.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Grauer was a managing director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1992 to 2000, when DLJ was acquired by Credit Suisse First Boston. He is a founder of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and DLJ Investment Partners and also served as a managing director and senior partner of CSFB Private Equity.

He is a member of the McKinsey Advisory Council. He serves on the World Economic Forum’s Media, Entertainment and Information, Financial Services and Gender Parity Board of Governors. He is founding Chairman of the Community of Chairmen at the World Economic Forum. Grauer is also a member of the British American Business International Advisory Board.

He is founding chairman of the U.S. 30% Club and also chairman of the College Advising Corps.

In addition to his undergraduate degree from Carolina (B.A. in English), he is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, Program for Management Development.

He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and many other entities. Grauer is a recipient of the Peterson Business Award, the William Richardson Davie Award, the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service to the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Papal Order of Merit. In 2017, Grauer was inducted into the North Carolina Media and Journalism Hall of Fame.