Eduardo Mestre is a Senior Advisor at Evercore and former Chairman of Global Advisory and one of the firm's two most senior investment bankers. Eduardo was Vice Chairman with responsibility for the management of the firm's U.S. advisory practice from 2004-2012, and prior to joining Evercore in November 2004, was Vice Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and Chairman of its Investment Banking Division. Eduardo was head of investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney and its predecessor firms from 1995-2001 and co-head of Salomon Brothers' mergers and acquisitions department from 1989-1995. Eduardo serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee and the Cuba Study Group.. He is past Chairman of the Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, one of the nation's leading cancer, genetics and neuroscience research and educational institutions, and past Chairman of WNYC, New York's public radio stations. He is also a past trustee of The Taft School. Eduardo currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Avis Budget Group, Inc. and Comcast Corporation. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers in 1977, Eduardo was an associate with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Eduardo graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 1970 with a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science and is a 1973 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. Eduardo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1949.