Marc Mayer

Speaker Profile


Marc O. Mayer

Board President, American Friends of the Hebrew University; Head of North American Institutions, Schroders

Marc O. Mayer is currently Campaign Chair for AFHU, a member of AFHU’s National Board, and Northeast Region Board. He has served on numerous committees, including the Executive Committee, Audit Committee, and Investment Committee.  A dedicated lay leader who is committed to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Marc and his wife Meera are Benefactors of the university.  The Mayers were honored with the Maimonides Award in May 2007.  In 2016, Marc Mayer and Patty Glaser co-chaired an AFHU National Mission to Israel, introducing new people to the Hebrew University and raising funds in support of university priorities. 

Professionally, Marc Mayer is the head of North American institutional asset management at Schroders plc, a $450 billion in assets global investment manager.  Previously, he was a partner and CEO of GMO LLC, a privately owned global investment management firm.  He joined GMO in 2009 after 20 years at AllianceBernstein LP and its predecessor firm, the privately owned Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Inc.  Marc was a partner and member of the Bernstein Board of Directors. Prior to joining Sanford Bernstein, Marc worked at the Squibb Corporation for six years in strategic planning, business development, marketing, and marketing research.  He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Yale and received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Committed to varied causes related to education and the arts, he serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. He chairs the Board of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  He is on the Board and Executive Committee of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights.

Meera Mayer is equally involved as a civic leader. She is a trustee of Hope Funds, a foundation dedicated to oncology research.  She also plays an active role in Women in Science at Rockefeller University.  The Mayers have three children and reside in New York.