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Peter Orszag        

Economist, Chief Executive Officer of Lazard & Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration

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.

Speech Topics

The Most Debated Issues of the Country, and How They Affect You

Orszag outlines how major debates play out in Washington, showing how they affect not only the country, but your company’s bottom line and your financial security.

Reforming America’s Healthcare

Orszag identifies the important fiscal goals of healthcare reform and the controversial decisions of governance that have to be made in order to achieve them.

Navigating the Economic Horizon

Orszag discusses the complex challenges facing the world economy and how its major players wrangle legislative policies designed to overcome them.


Peter Orszag: Work, not retirement, is the secret to good health ...
The next time you think your job is killing you, just remember that the evidence, if anything, suggests the opposite.
Practice Makes Perfect, If Your Genes Play Along - Bloomberg
(Peter Orszag is vice chairman of corporate and investment banking and chairman of the financial strategy and solutions group at Citigroup Inc. and a former ...

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