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Maurice R. Greenberg

A Legendary Builder and Entrepreneur
Enduring Impact on Global Philanthropy

Honorary Chairman of the U.S.-China Cultural Foundation

Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg 莫里斯-格林伯格先生 is the Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and is the retired Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Under his leadership AIG became the world's largest insurance and financial services company in history. 

Mr. Greenberg has played a significant role in advancing a positive relationship between China and the United States.  As a legendary global business leader, he is highly respected in China for helping to open the country's markets and encouraging China's integration into the global community. 

Mr. Greenberg has been named an honorary citizen of Shanghai, Wuhan, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chongqing. Zhu Rongji, then-mayor of Shanghai, invited Mr. Greenberg to create the Shanghai International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council (IBLAC); he served an unprecedented two terms as IBLAC’s chairman. He was appointed as a senior economic advisor to the Beijing municipal government, and served as a member of the mayor’s advisory board in Beijing, when Wang Qishan was mayor. He has been a member of the International Consultative Conference on the Future Economic Development of Guangdong Province and served on the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s council of international advisors. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management and Fudan School of Management, and a member of the international advisory councils of the China Development Research Foundation and the China Development Bank.

  • On June 6, 2014, at the 70th Anniversary celebration of D-Day at the Statue of Liberty in New York, Mr. Greenberg was awarded the France’s highest award, the Légion d’Honneur and the Bronze Star Medal from the United States for his service during World War II. 

  • On November 9, 2015, Mr. Greenberg received the insignia of Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur recognizing his leadership and contributions as Chairman of AIG.

  • On December 18, 2018, Mr. Greenberg received China’s Reform Friendship Medal for helping open up China’s economy to the world. 

  • On November 21, 2023, the Maurice R. Grenberg Global Leadership Award was held at the Stern Auditorium Stage at Carnegie Hall,  2,800 live audience attended this historical Inauguration. 

Mr. Greenberg serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University,  Honorary Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations.  He is the past Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  He is active on the boards of many other civic and charitable organizations working in the United States and Asia.

Mr. Greenberg is Chairman Emeritus of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, is a Trustee Emeritus of the Rockefeller University, a Life Trustee of New York University, former Chairman of the Asia Society, an Honorary Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art and Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Cultural Foundation.


Mr. Greenberg is Chairman of The Starr Foundation which has generously supported numerous educational, cultural, social, medical, environmental and philanthropic causes in the U.S., China and around the world. 

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