Robert I. Kauffman is a principal and has been a member of the Board of Fortress Investment Group LLC since November 2006. Mr. Kauffman has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since 1998. Mr. Kauffman is responsible for the management of Fortress’s European private equity investment operations.
Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Kauffman was a managing director of UBS from May 1997 to May 1998, and prior to that, was a principal of BlackRock Financial Management Inc. Mr. Kauffman was with Lehman Brothers from 1986 to 1994 and served as executive director of Lehman Brothers International in London beginning in 1992.
Mr. Kauffman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alea Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. and of GAGFAH S.A.
Mr. Kauffman received a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.more » « less