Presenters

Presenters

T. Bondurant French

Senior Chairman of the Board of Directors, Adams Street Partners

Bon is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and has been with Adams Street Partners and its predecessor organizations since 1980. He was instrumental in the development of Adams Street’s private equity investment strategies, fund management, and investor relations. Bon is sought out by private equity firms, consultants, and investors for advice and recommendations on a variety of private equity topics.

Bon is a member of the Adams Street Portfolio Construction Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, Executive Committee and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council. Bon is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago Leadership Council, the Economic Club of Chicago, and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Bon is also a former Director of the National Venture Capital Association, and former Chairman of the Board of the Chicago History Museum, where he remains as a Trustee.

Education: Northwestern University, BA Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, MBA Investment/operational experience: 42 years

Stephen J. Toope

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

Stephen J. Toope OC, LL.D. is 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, the first non-UK national to hold the post. He was Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and President, the University of British Columbia. A former Dean of Law, McGill University, Toope was also Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances.

Toope publishes in global journals on human rights, international dispute resolution, international environmental law, the use of force, and international legal theory, and has lectured at universities around the world. His book, Legitimacy and Legality in International Law, co-authored with Prof. Jutta Brunnée, won the ASIL’s 2011 Certificate of Merit for Creative Scholarship.