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James Zelter Executive Advisory Board Member

Jim Zelter is Co-President of Apollo Asset Management, co-leading its day-to-day operations including all of the Firm’s revenue-generating businesses and enterprise solutions across its integrated alternative investment platform. Jim serves on Apollo’s Leadership Team and on the Firm’s Board of Directors.

Since joining Apollo in 2006, Jim has led the broad expansion of Apollo’s credit platform, overseeing growth to approximately $480 billion in assets under management. Jim also Co-Founded Apollo Women Empower (AWE), the Firm’s women’s network. Prior to Apollo, Jim was with Citigroup Inc. and its predecessor companies in a variety of roles including Chief Investment Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments. Before joining Citigroup, he was a high-yield trader at Goldman Sachs.

Jim earned his degree in Economics from Duke University. He sits on the board of directors of DUMAC, the investment management company that oversees the Duke University Endowment in addition to the Duke University Board of Trustees, the university’s governing body that oversees its educational mission and fiscal policies. He also serves on the board of director of Partnership for New York City, a non-profit organization that helps solve public challenges, create jobs and strengthen neighborhoods throughout the five borough and Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medicine, one of the leading academic medical centers in the United States. Additionally, he sits on the board of directors of the Bridge Golf Foundation, which is committed to using the game of golf to improve life outcomes for young men of color in Harlem, New York.