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Edgar Bronfman, president of Seagram's Distillers
John Kerry is Austrian Jew and not English Irish as he has claimed inthe past once saying he was "proud of his English Irishancestry".......in the past he has accepted money from Edgar Bronfman,who with Meyer Lansky - ran Murder Inc.
posted on 01/25/2004 4:33:52 PM PST
Edgar M. Bronfman
Founder, Scandent Group
Edgar M. Bronfman is a member of the Board of Directors of Vivendi Universal.
Prior to the December 2000 formation of Vivendi Universal, Mr. Bronfman was Chairman of The Seagram Company Ltd. In 1951, Mr. Bronfman joined Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Limited (renamed The Seagram Company Ltd. in 1975), becoming president of the company in 1971 and Chairman in 1975. In 1994, Mr. Bronfman relinquished the position of Chief Executive Officer to his son, Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
Mr. Bronfman 's philanthropic and civic activities include serving as Chairman of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation. In 1999, President Clinton awarded Mr. Bronfman the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor. That same year, Mr. Bronfman received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Rochester. In 1997, he received from New York University an honorary degree of Doctor of Commercial Science.
Mr. Bronfman attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts; and graduated with a bachelor's degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, in 1951.
Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Founder, Scandent Group
Edgar Bronfman Jr. is the Vice Chairman of Vivendi Universal, a leading global media & communications company, with operations in five core communication units including TV & Film, Publishing, Music, Internet and Telecom. Its environmental unit, Vivendi Environment, is the worldwide leader in environment services. He has been instrumental in bringing Universal and Vivendi together to form one of the world's most significant conglomerates.
Prior to the December 2000 formation of Vivendi Universal, Edgar Bronfman Jr. was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Seagram Company Limited, a post he held since June 1994. He has held various leadership positions, which include Managing Director - Europe, based in London, overseeing management of Seagram's European subsidiaries and affiliates. He has also been responsible for the US operations and has supervised all spirit & wine activities in the United States and the marketing efforts of Tropicana Products Inc. He built the Seagram business and brands to a position of significant strength. During his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer of Seagram, he consummated approximately US $ 85 billion in transactions and transformed the company into one of the world's leading media and communications company.
He is a member of the Board of USA Networks Inc., The New York University Medical Center and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, amongst others. Edgar Bronfman Jr. brings to Scandent Group invaluable leadership and experience in building global businesses and in transforming businesses to compete in challenging environments.
posted on 01/25/2004 4:41:43 PM PST
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