David Rockefeller, Jr., chairman of Rockefeller & Co., is an active participant in the business and nonprofit arena, especially in the areas of environment, the arts and philanthropy.
Mr. Rockefeller is a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Cultural Council, and the David Rockefeller Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Rockefeller’s former affiliations include service as trustee and chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, president of the Rockefeller Family Fund and director of the Boston Foundation. He is the former chair of the North American nominating committee for the Praemium Imperiale, the Japanese prize for outstanding international achievement in the arts. He also served as vice chair of the National Park Foundation.
Mr. Rockefeller’s passion for the sea and sailing is reflected in his service to conservation and environmental efforts. In 2004, he founded Sailors for the Sea (SfS) to educate the recreational boating community about significant challenges to ocean health and to unite boaters to protect the oceans. SfS is located in Newport, RI, with satellite offices in Japan, Portugal, and Chile.
In the tradition of his family and its long-standing commitment to land preservation and sustainable agriculture, in 2013 Mr. Rockefeller and two of his sisters established The Peggy McGrath Rockefeller Foundation, formed to hold and manage 2,200 acres of Columbia County farmland. The farm is dedicated to using innovative, ecologically sound techniques to regenerate the soil and to providing support to new, young farmers.
Mr. Rockefeller is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He lives in New York City with his wife Susan, an artist and filmmaker. Together they are the parents of four children.