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Joshua Bekenstein, ’80 B.A., M.B.A.

Senior Trustee

Joshua Bekenstein is a senior advisor to Bain Capital. He 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

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 fifteen hundred employees in twenty-two offices on four continents.  He stepped down from his co-chairman position on December 31, 2022.  Josh serves as a board member of a number of corporations, including Bombardier Recreational Products, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Dollarama. 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