Yale University

Joshua Bekenstein, University leadership.

Joshua Bekenstein ’80 B.A.
Wayland, Massachusetts

Joshua Bekenstein is a managing director of Bain Capital and has many years of experience both as a senior executive of a large investment firm and as a director of companies in various business sectors. After graduating from Yale and earning an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Mr. Bekenstein helped found Bain Capital, which has grown from its inception in 1984 into a private alternative asset management firm with more than 900 employees in ten offices in seven countries around the world. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years doing strategic consulting at Bain & Company. He serves on the boards of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), Burlington Stores, Canada Goose, Michaels Stores and TOMS Shoes. Philanthropically, Mr. Bekenstein chairs the boards of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and New Profit Inc., and he is a member of the board of trustees of City Year. Prior to being named a Successor Trustee in 2013, Mr. Bekenstein served on the Yale Investments Committee and the School of Management Board of Advisors. He also served as an at-large member of the University Council, the co-chair of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign, and a member of the Yale Development Council.