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Steven A. Denning


Steven A. Denning is the Chairman of General Atlantic LLC, a global private equity firm. He joined the firm in 1980 and has built the organization into a leading global growth investment firm with 11 offices around the globe.  He is actively involved in a number of private companies, and is also a director of The Thomson Reuters Corporation, (NYSE:  TRI; TSX: TRI).  Prior to joining GA, Mr. Denning was with McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Denning is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy. He is a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee Emeriti of The Brookings Institution and the American Museum of Natural History. He is Emeritus Chairman of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Board and the National Parks Conservation Association. He was formerly a member of the board of the Bridgespan Group, the McKinsey Investment Office Advisory Council, the Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Science Center, the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and Georgia Tech Foundation Inc., and the Cancer Research Institute.

Mr. Denning received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1978. Prior to business school, Mr. Denning served for six years in the U.S. Navy, where he also earned an M.S. degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1970.