Board Director, CEO & Managing Director, Tiger Infrastructure Partners
Emil W. Henry, Jr. is the Founder, CEO and a Managing Director at Tiger Infrastructure Partners. Emil previously served as Global Head of Lehman Brothers’ infrastructure private equity business. From 1990-2005, he was a Partner and Managing Director with Gleacher Partners, where he served as Chairman of Asset Management and led the firm’s investment activities. In 2005, Emil was appointed by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate, unanimously, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. In this role, he served as attaché to the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, oversaw the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection, led the Treasury’s efforts to establish emergency response protocols in the event of a financial crisis and was key advisor to two Treasury secretaries. Emil is recognized as one of the first U.S. senior public officials to outline publicly and prior to the financial crisis how a systemic crisis might unfold driven by Fannie Mae’s and Freddie Mac’s concentrated holdings of sub-prime mortgages. Emil was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor the Treasury can bestow upon a public official. Earlier in his career, he was a member of Morgan Stanley’s private equity group. Emil currently serves on the boards of Granite Comfort, American Natural, Sunlight Financial, SmartSky Networks, Zenobe Energy, Danskammer, Modern Aviation, Strategic Venue Partners, Easterly Government Properties, StoneCastle Financial, and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of Summit Brazil Renewables. Emil has represented the U.S. Treasury on the boards of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and the National Gallery of Art and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a frequent public speaker and author, and has been published in leading periodicals including the Wall St. Journal, the Financial Times, National Review, Politico and the Washington Post. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics, cum laude, from Yale University.