Wayne Berman is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Government Affairs for Blackstone. He manages political and legislative risk for the firm and its portfolio companies, overseeing a global team of political risk specialists.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Berman was Vice Chairman of Ogilvy and Mather. Previously, Mr. Berman served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce, appointed by George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
In addition, Mr. Berman has had an extensive career in the insurance brokerage business. He was Senior Advisor to AON; Vice Chairman of Jardine Lloyd Thompson; and cofounder of Lane McVicker, a U.S.-based personal property broker.
Mr. Berman is on the board of directors of several Blackstone portfolio companies.
Mr. Berman received a BA from the University of Buffalo.