Jim Zelter is Co-President of Apollo, co-leading its day-to-day operations including all of the firm’s revenue-generating businesses and enterprise solutions across its integrated alternative investment platform. Jim serves on Apollo’s Management and Executive Committees and on the Firm’s Board of Directors.
Since joining Apollo in 2006, Jim has led the broad expansion of Apollo’s credit platform, overseeing over $350 billion in assets under management and supports the growth of businesses of all sizes across the globe. Jim also Co-Founded and serves as Co-Chair of the Apollo Women Empower (AWE), the Firm’s women’s network. Prior to Apollo, Jim was with Citigroup Inc. and its predecessor companies in a variety of roles including Chief Investment Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments. Before joining Citigroup, he was a high-yield trader at Goldman Sachs.
Jim earned his degree in economics from Duke and serves as the vice chair of the board of directors of DUMAC, Inc., the investment management company that oversees the Duke University endowment. He also serves on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City, a non-profit organization that helps solve public challenges, create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs, Toigo, an organization focused on building stronger, more diverse organizations through the inclusion and advancement of under-represented talent and the Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medicine, one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States.
Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2022, Jim serves on the External Engagement Committee.