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Irene Cheng

Former Managing Director, Lazard Asset Management


Former Managing Director, Lazard Asset Management
New York, NY

Irene’s background in finance spans over thirty years in asset management. Most recently, she was a managing director at Lazard Asset Management, with investment responsibility for global public equity portfolios. Prior to joining Lazard in 2003, she was a managing director at Deutsche Bank and before that Scudder Stevens & Clark, managing retail and institutional portfolios in international equities. She has also worked in private equity with The Blackstone Group, and as a research analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein (now AllianceBernstein), and Exxon Corporation. Irene has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a S.M. in chemical engineering from MIT, and a B.A. summa cum laude in chemistry from Harvard.