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Donald Cecil

investment company executive

Donald Cecil was American investment company executive.


Cecil, Donald was born on January 3, 1927 in New York City. Son of Leopold and Viola Cecil.


Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics, Yale University, 1947.


Vice president Cecil Manufacturing Company, 1947—1958. Securities analyst Ira Haupt & Company, 1958—1961. Senior institutional research analyst Eastman Dillon Union Securities, New York City, 1961—1963.

From director institutional research to senior vice president Shearson Hamill, Inc., 1963—1970. President Shearson Hamill Management Company, 1966—1970. Founding partner Cumberland Associates, New York City, 1970—1982.

Retired, 1982

Trustee 45 Merrill Lynch domestic, global and offshore mutual funds and trusts, 1977-1999. Board directors Rycote Advisory Panel, Geneva, Switzerland. Chairman valuation board Biotechnology Investments, Ltd., London, 1986-1999.

Deputy chairman International Biotechnology Trust Ltd., London, 1994-2001. Chairman directors service committee, Investment Committee Institute, Washington, 1996-2000.


Chairman Board Transportation, Westchester County, White Plains, New York, since 1978. Vice-chairman board trustees State University of New York Purchase College Foundation, since 1987. Sponsor I Have a Dream Foundation, Mount Vernon, New York, since 1987.

Chairman board Friends of Neuberger Museum, Purchase, 1989-1991. Sponsor, writing thru The Arts Program, Neuberger Museum, since 1993, sponsor Jandon Scholars Program Westchester County, since 1999. Director, treasurer Center for Educational Innovation/Public Education Association.

Appointed board directors Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City, since 2005. Member Chartered Finance Analysts (certified), New York Society Security Analysts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theater, travel, tennis.


Married Jane Grossman, March 5, 1953. Children: Alec, Leslie (twins).

Leopold Cecil

Viola Cecil

Jane Grossman

Alec Cecil

Leslie Cecil (twins)