President, Generation Investment Management
Peter S. Knight, Esq. has been a director since June 1997. Mr. Knight is President of Generation Investment Management, US, a London-based investment firm focusing on global equities and sustainability. Mr. Knight started his career with the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. From 1977 to 1989, Mr. Knight served as Chief of Staff to Al Gore when Gore was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and later the U.S. Senate. Mr. Knight served as the General Counsel of Medicis from 1989 to 1991, and then established his law practice representing numerous Fortune 500 companies as named partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Knight was a Managing Director of MetWest Financial, a Los Angeles-based financial services company. Mr. Knight has held senior positions on the last four presidential campaigns, including serving as the campaign manager for the successful 1996 re-election of President Clinton. Mr. Knight currently serves as a director of Entremed and Pharmaceutical Resources, Inc. He is also a director of Schroders' mutual fund and hedge fund family, a member of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise Advisory Board at Cornell University, and a member of the Cornell University Council. He holds a B.A. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.