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Photo Credit: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C./Joshua Roberts

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments, LLC | May 20, 2021

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. will host a virtual Signature Event on Thursday, May 20 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. David Rubenstein will interview Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments, LLC.

As Co-CEO of Ariel Investments, Mellody is responsible for management, strategic planning and growth for all areas of Ariel Investments, outside of research and portfolio management, for the nearly $15 billion dollar company. Additionally, she serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ariel Investment Trust—the company’s publicly traded mutual funds. Prior to being named Co-CEO, Mellody spent nearly two decades as the firm’s President.

She is also Co-Founder of Ariel Alternatives, LLC, a private asset management firm founded in February 2021. Its first initiative, Project Black, aims to scale sustainable minority-owned businesses.

Mellody is the incoming Chair of the Board of Starbucks Corporation and is also a director of JPMorgan Chase. She received her AB from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy.

Speakers

Photo Credit: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C./Joshua Roberts
Mellody Hobson
Co-CEO & President of Ariel Investments, LLC.