Eduardo G. Mestre
Mr. Mestre has been a Director of Avis Budget Group since July 2008. Mr. Mestre is Vice Chairman of Evercore Partners, an independent investment banking and investment management firm, and is responsible for the firm's corporate advisory business.
Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Mestre served as Chairman of Citigroup's Global Investment Bank and, prior to that, he spent six years as head of investment banking and six years as co-head of mergers and acquisitions at Salomon Smith Barney. As head of investment banking, Mr. Mestre led Salomon's business integration efforts arising from the various mergers that led to the creation of Citigroup. Prior to joining Salomon in 1977, he practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb.
Mr. Mestre is a member of the executive committee and past Chairman of the Board of WNYC, New York's public radio stations, and he is Chairman of the Board of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, one of the nation's leading cancer, neuroscience and genetic research centers. Born in Havana, Mr. Mestre is a 1970 summa cum laude graduate of Yale and a 1973 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.