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Joshua Bekenstein, ’80 B.A., M.B.A.

Senior Trustee

Joshua Bekenstein is a co-chair 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.

Joshua Bekenstein, '80 B.A., M.B.A.

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 one thousand employees in twenty-two offices on four continents. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years doing strategic consulting at Bain & Company. Josh serves as a board member of several corporations, including Bob’s Discount Furniture Stores, Bombardier Recreational Products, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Canada Goose, Dealer Tire, Dollarama, and Varsity Brands. Philanthropically, Mr. Bekenstein chairs the board of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a member of the boards of New Profit, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. At Yale Mr. Bekenstein has served on the Corporation Committee on Investments and the School of Management Board of Advisors. He also served as an at-large member of the University Council, co-chair of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign, and a member of the Yale Development Council. He was named a successor trustee in 2013 and senior trustee in 2021.

Resides in Wayland, Massachusetts