Selection Committee Member
Chief Executive Officer, Rosen Partners LLC
President of the American Jewish Congress; Chairman of the American Council for World Jewry
Jack Rosen is the Chief Executive of several commercial and residential real estate firms. His wide array of business interests includes ventures operating throughout the United States, Europe and Asia in Healthcare, Cosmetics and Telecommunications. Rosen is very active in government and political affairs. President Obama visited Mr. Rosen’s home in November 2011.
Rosen is also a long-time friend of Vice President Biden, former Secretary of State Clinton and former President Clinton. Under President Clinton, Rosen was a Presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, as well as a member of the NASA Advisory Council. He was a member of the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Commission on Housing and Community Development.
In 2004 President Bush appointed him to the United States Delegation to the OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism held in Berlin, Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. At the request of Congressman Charles Rangel, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rosen brought together leaders in the Jewish and Palestinian communities to promote Middle East economic development. He was a member of the US Senate Budget Commission under the direction of Senator Pete Domenici.
In the field of international affairs, Rosen was a U.S. State Department delegate to the Panama Conference of the Organization of the American States, and was a member of the United States Presidential Delegation to attend Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral. He has been a trustee of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. He has been a member of numerous Congressional Missions, including those to Mexico and to the Persian Gulf. He has served on the New Jersey Governor’s Commission on International Trade.
As a consequence of Mr. Rosen’s involvement in international affairs, he has come to know the leaders of numerous countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Israel, Mexico, Russia and China. A trusted adviser to senior leaders worldwide from both the public and private sectors. Rosen has advised governments of several countries. Rosen is a Special Advisor to the Presidents of Senegal, Gabon and Cote d’Ivoire. He has also advised several U.S. Presidents including Clinton, Bush and Obama.
In addition to his work at the American Jewish Congress and the American Council for World Jewry, Rosen is frequently called upon to lend his expertise to other public interest organizations. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of AIPAC, and is a trustee of Park East Day School and Park East Synagogue in New York City, which honored him as its “Man of the Year,” an honor bestowed on him as well by the American Cancer Society. Rosen also served on the Board of Directors of the Hudson Institute. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew University.
He is a professor at Peking University. He lectures in Master of Business Administration graduate program. A graduate of City University of New York, he and his wife reside in New York and have two sons.