John M. Shapiro is an honorary President of AJC, having served as national President from 2016 – 2019, and is currently Chair of its Transatlantic Institute and a member of its national Board of Governors. He previously served as Chair of the AJC Board of Trustees.
John is managing director of Chieftain Capital Management, Inc., which he co-founded in 1984. Previously, he worked at Central National Corporation and Merrill Lynch & Co. In addition to his AJC involvement, John is chairman of Lawyers for Children, and immediate past vice chairman of The American Academy in Rome. He is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of The Rockefeller University. He is also a member of the board at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Wesleyan University, The Jewish Museum, and the Jerusalem Foundation. He previously served as president of the UJA-Federation of New York, and president of The Dalton School in New York City. John received a BA degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
John is married with two children.