Michel Zaleski D’68 Th’69
Chairman and President, The Dream Project, New York, NY
Board Member: Elected 1997
A.B. Dartmouth College
B.E. Thayer School of Engineering
M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michel Zaleski is an active investor in private companies and real estate. He is the retired Chairman of the Board of the investment firm Zaleski, Sherwood & Co., Inc., which during his leadership acquired over thirty mid-sized American companies, reorganized them, helped them grow and ultimately sold them. He was previously Senior Vice President of AEA Investors, Inc., a national buyout firm. Mr. Zaleski has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies.
He is the founder and President of the Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring Project ("The DREAM Project"), a US foundation that is engaged in educating more than 4000 indigent children in the Dominican Republic. Over the last ten years, more than 70 Dartmouth students have taken a term off or longer to teach in the schools run by the Dream Project under the auspices of the Tucker Foundation and Mr. Zaleski.
Mr. Zaleski serves as Chairman of the Soros Economic Development Fund, which invests in job creating enterprises in distressed countries on three continents. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He and his wife, Caroline, an architectural historian and preservationist, live in New York City and have two daughters, Katharine '03 and Olivia '06.