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Peter Coneway

U.S. Ambassador

Peter Coneway served as U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In March of 2009, he joined Riverstone Holdings LLC (a private equity firm specializing in the global energy and power sectors with offices in Houston, New York and London) as managing director.

Coneway spent 37 years in various capacities at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined the firm in 1969 after graduating with an MBA from Stanford University. In 1975, he founded Goldman Sachs’ Houston office and was named a general partner in 1978. Coneway established the firm’s securities sales, trading and research division in Tokyo in 1987-88.

Currently, Coneway is a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, a member of the board of trustees of the Texas Heart Institute, and continues to serve as a member of the M.D. Anderson Board of Visitors, having previously served as chairman. He has served on the National Board of the Smithsonian Institute, as chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust, as director of the Greater Houston Partnership, and as chairman of the Houston/Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee.

In 1966, Coneway earned his BBA from The University of Texas. He received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 1983 and was appointed to the UT System Board of Regents in 1993. Coneway was named a Distinguished Alumnus in October 2003; and was inducted into the McCombs Business School Hall of Fame in 2004.

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