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Two College Alumni Join University’s Board of Trustees

Alexander “Alex” Navab ’87, a partner and former head of the Americas Private Equity business at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and Li Lu ’96, LAW’96, BUS’96, founding general partner at Himalaya Capital, have been elected to the Columbia University Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the entire University, I am very pleased to welcome Alex Navab and Li Lu to the Board of Trustees,” President Lee C. Bollinger said in a September 7 announcement. “They are loyal Columbia alumni who bring with them decades of success and innovation in business and civic leadership, as well as a diversity of personal experience that will be invaluable as we build the University’s academic excellence and our engagement with the world in the years ahead.” Both men have been honored with a John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement; Navab in 2011 and Li Lu in 2012.