Peter R. Orszag is Chief Executive Officer of Lazard, the preeminent global financial advisory and asset management firm. He has led the firm and been a Board Director since October 2023.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Orszag was CEO of Financial Advisory, leading Lazard’s advisory businesses serving companies and governments across the globe, between April 2019 and September 2023.
He was previously the firm’s Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Co-Head of Healthcare from July 2018 to June 2019. Dr. Orszag joined Lazard as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking in May 2016.
In the Obama Administration, he served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and before that, as the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.
He graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Princeton University and obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar.
Dr. Orszag is married to Bianna Golodryga of CNN.