Scott Jon Freidheim (born July 31, 1965) is Chief Executive Officer, Europe for Investcorp International Ltd. He was previously an Executive Vice President, President Kenmore, Craftsman & Diehard for Sears Holdings and CAO, and Executive Vice President of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Freidheim was born in Dearborn, Michigan. He began his career in investment banking in Chicago at John Nuveen & Co. In 1991, he joined Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division. In 1996, he took the position of VP, Office of the Chairman for Lehman Brothers’ CEO Richard S. Fuld, Jr. Since then, he held a number officer positions in each of the Investment Management, Investment Banking and Corporate divisions. Freidheim was appointed Co-CAO in October 2006.
In 2005, Scott Freidheim was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum as a leader in the field of business. Since 2006, Freidheim has participated in many panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as well as at the inaugural New Champions Meeting in Dalian, China and was a member of the WEF's Global Agenda Council.
Scott Freidheim is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Education (IIE), which administers the Fulbright Scholarship program, as well as the Board and Selection Committee of the IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Spelman College. Freidheim is also a member of The Economic Club of New York and The Council on Foreign Relations.
Freidheim has a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He was raised in Brazil, France and the U.S. and lives with his French wife, Isabelle Dufour, in London.
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