Mr. Newman has a long and successful history in investment activities and was the managing director of Neuberger Berman, an asset management firm, prior to starting HJ Capital. His other business interests include an oil exploration and production company in Kazakhstan, a Nashville music company and an off-Broadway theater group. He also produced a Broadway show that won a Tony Award. He currently has investment interests in the former Soviet Union, India and China.
Mr. Newman served as a trustee of the Asia Society for ten years, as well as chair of its nominating committee, and has a long history of involvement with the East-West Institute, serving as a director for 13 years and as chair of its Executive Committee for four of those years. He is a member of the International Programs Center Board of Visitors and the Board’s planning and development committee for the Institute of U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma.
He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, an M.A. from the School of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Geography from the University of Oklahoma. His general interests include history, dancing, tennis, writing poetry and boxing. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Ruth.