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mathematician , finance company executive

Bernard Jacques Saint-Donat, Mathematician and finance company executive. Faculty member, Columbia, Yale and Harvard Universities. Founder and President of the Friends of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES). Chairman of the Friends of Mathematics at Harvard University. Trustee of the Scripps Research Institute. Principal at Saint-Donat & Co.


Saint-Donat, Bernard Jacques was born in Avignon, France. Came to the United States, 1971.


Docteur ès Sciences, Habilitation, University of Paris, 1973.

Doctor in Mathematics, 1969


Research fellow Harvard University, 1971-1974. Assistant professor Columbia University, New York City, 1974-1976. Associate professor Yale University, New Haven, 1976-1981.

Senior Vice President, Lehman Brothers, New York City, 1981-1989. Managing general partner, Knox Partners, 1989-1993.Managing director, Credit Agricole Lazard Finance Products, New York City, 1995-1996, Lazard Frères & Company LLC, New York City, 1996—2001, Lehman Brothers, New York City, 2001—2004. Principal, Saint-Donat & Company.

Member overseas visiting committee for mathematics Harvard University.


Member Elizabethan Club (New Haven), Yale Club, New York City, Harvard Club, New York City, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


Son of Jean Eugene and Paule Louise Saint-Donat. Married Ingrid Claire Armstrong, June 6, 1986.

Jean Eugene

Paule Louise S.

Ingrid Claire Armstrong

Paul B Saint-Donat

Claire A Saint-Donat