(Tino) Cuéllar ’93 have been elected as members of the Harvard
Corporation. Both will assume their roles on July 1.
Barakett, a native of Canada, is a highly regarded expert in finance,
an active investor and philanthropist, and an experienced trustee in
education, health care, and beyond. He is also a dedicated alumni leader
who played a prominent role in The Harvard Campaign, especially in
efforts to augment student financial aid.
Cuéllar, a native of Mexico, is a justice of the Supreme Court of
California and a longtime leading member of the Stanford faculty. A
lawyer and a political scientist, he has directed Stanford’s principal
institute for international studies, has served in varied roles in
federal government, and currently sits on the Harvard Board of
“We’re very much looking forward to having Tim Barakett and Tino
Cuéllar join the Corporation next July,” said William F. Lee, the
Corporation’s senior fellow and chair of its governance committee. “Both
are dedicated Harvard alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers.
Both are experienced board members who share a commitment to creating
opportunity for others. Tino offers a remarkable breadth of experience
and accomplishment in higher education and public service. Tim will
bring us notable financial and business savvy, as well as deep
engagement with alumni affairs and philanthropy. Their expertise and
perspectives, as well as their collegiality, promise to contribute
greatly to the Corporation’s work.”
Timothy R. Barakett
Known for his business and finance acumen, his involvement with
diverse nonprofit organizations, and his leadership in alumni affairs
and development, Barakett founded and led Atticus Capital, a diversified
asset-management firm, where he served as chairman and CEO for 15
years. Under his leadership, the firm grew to more than $20 billion in
assets at its peak.
Barakett wound down Atticus Capital in 2010 to spend more time with
his family and pursue his philanthropic interests. An active investor,
he has served since 2010 as chairman of TRB Advisors, which manages his
family’s capital; as co-founder and non-executive chairman of Stabilis
Capital Management, a private investment firm; and as lead investor and
director of GreyCastle Holdings, a reinsurance business. He also serves
on the executive committee of Castleton Commodities International, a
trading and infrastructure company with activities worldwide.