Getting to Know Roger Kimmel, Vice Chairman of Rothschild Inc.

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Roger Kimmel's Career and Achievements
Roger Kimmel's Career and Achievements

Roger Kimmel is currently the chairman of Rothschild Inc. Before joining Rothschild, he was a partner at Latham and Watkins, a law firm where his primary role was presiding over mergers and acquisitions. Apart from his position in the mergers and acquisitions department, Roger Kimmel also focused on corporate governance.

Roger Kimmel’s vast wealth of experience made him responsible for many things in his line of work. Some of them included committee representation, complex shareholder issues, cross-border private and contested equity transaction and most importantly on mergers and acquisitions of public companies. Nevertheless, Kimmel also managed to gainimmense knowledge working as the advisor and director of Latham and Watkins.

Kimmel’s experience at the helm of many companies cannot be doubted. His interpersonal and managerial skills have been the main reasons why his services were highly sought after by most companies. For instance, he has managed to serve on the boards of nutrition and motion picture production companies, pharmaceutical companies and software development firms.

Kimmel’s Role at Endo International

Roger Kimmel has served on various committees at Endo International Plc. Some of Endo’s committees that have benefitted immensely from his leadership are the Audit and Compensation committees, Nominating & Governance as well being the non-executive chairman of the board.

Roger Kimmel’s Tenure at PG&E Corp

Kimmel has also been privileged to work at PG&E Corp. In various capacities. He has been the director of the company and played a pivotal role in steering it towards success. He has also been a member of the company’s various committees. The committee includes Compliance and Public Policy Committee, Governance Committee and the Finance and Nominating Committees.

PG&E is a public company with interests in energy and is also the subsidiary of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The latter is a utility company that has gained significant market share since its inception.

Kimmel’s Involvement with Educational Institutions

Kimmel is a staunch believer that member of the private sector should also take a keen interest in assisting public education. His passion for the education sector led him to serve at the University of Virginia as the chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015. He held the position in the institution’s School of Law Foundation. With that regard, he was able to mentor young minds at the school who would soon graduate from law school and into the job market.

Apart from serving at University of Virginia School of Law, Kimmel has also served at Riverdale Country School as the director from 2010 to 2016. Others should emulate his commitment to the education sector and serve in capacities similar to his. Such positions are indeed a great way to interact with the staff, students and parents and formulate frameworks that would improve the quality of learning in such institutions.

Roger Kimmel has not shied away from sharing his knowledge with his peers and fellow executives. One way through which he has managed to impact significantly on members of his profession if by delivering keynote speeches at various conferences. One such forum where his addresses have impacted positively on many is The Conference Board Center.

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