Jeffrey W. Ubben is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of ValueAct Capital. Mr. Ubben is a director of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., where he is a member of the Audit Committee, and Willis Towers Watson plc, where he is a member of the Compensation Committee. He is the former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys plc, Sara Lee Corp., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and several other public and private companies. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Mr. Ubben was a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. In addition, Mr. Ubben serves on the boards of Duke University, Northwestern University and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and formerly served as chair of the national board of the Posse Foundation for nine years. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Elected to the Board of Trustees in 2015, he serves on the Undergraduate Education Committee, Governance Committee and the Activating the Global Network Strategic Task Force. He previously served on the Committee on Honorary Degrees.