& Founding Partner

Peter May has been President and a Founding Partner of Trian since November 2005. Mr. May serves as the non-executive Vice Chairman of The Wendy’s Company. Mr. May is also a member of the board of directors of Mondelēz International, Inc. From May 2008 through May 2017, Mr. May served as a director of Tiffany & Co. Mr. May also chairs Trian’s ESG working group. From April 1993 through June 2007, Mr. May served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Triarc Companies, Inc., which during that period of time owned Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and the Snapple Beverage Group, as well as other consumer and industrial businesses.

Mr. May was President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Triangle Industries, Inc. from 1983 until December 1988, the largest packaging company in the world and a Fortune 100 industrial company, when that company was acquired by Pechiney, S.A., a leading international metals and packaging company.

Mr. May is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of The Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where from October 2002 until April 2019 he led the turnaround of this major academic health center from serious financial difficulties to what is today one of the most profitable and fastest growing academic medical centers in the United States. Mr. May is Co-Chairman of the New York Philharmonic, a director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a trustee of the New-York Historical Society, and a partner of the Partnership for New York City. In addition, Mr. May is an Emeritus Trustee of The University of Chicago and a Life Member of the Advisory Council of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and was the past Chairman of the UJA Federation’s “Operations Exodus” campaign. He is Chairman of the Board of The Leni and Peter May Family Foundation.

Mr. May received A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from The University of Chicago and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. May also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University.


M.B.A., The University of Chicago
B.A., The University of Chicago

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