Ronald S. Lauder

The US Ambassador to Austria from 1986-1987, Ronald S. Lauder today serves as Chairman of the Central European Development Corporation, an organization dedicated to long-term, free market investment in Eastern European countries. He also established an international student exchange program, which is designed to build personal relationships and create a better understanding of peoples and their cultures.

In addition, he is the President of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, Chairman of the Jewish Heritage Council and a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

A graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Ambassador Lauder was a member of the Economic Development Board of the State of New York. Ambassador Lauder also served a highly successful two-year term as Finance Chairman of the New York State Republican Committee. He is the author of the book, Fighting Violent Crime in America, which was published in 1985.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Austria, (1986 - 1987)

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