NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that Thomas R. Suozzi, former Nassau County Executive in New York, will serve as a Senior Advisor to the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Suozzi, based in New York, will work in conjunction with Lazard as it advises infrastructure companies and governments in matters relating to financial transactions and public-private partnerships in the US.
“Tom’s years as a government reformer, along with his budgeting experience and knowledge of infrastructure and transportation, will bring a deep understanding of how public-private partnerships can help bridge local and state budget gaps, while benefiting all stakeholders, whether they be investors, governments, local communities or citizens,” said George Bilicic, Global Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure at Lazard. “He provides a unique perspective regarding the challenges facing institutions that are seeking to invest in public-private partnerships and, of course, has real-life insight into the workings of government.”
“Infrastructure must become a top priority both for the long-term health of our transportation and power systems but also for job creation,” said Felix Rohatyn, Special Advisor at Lazard. “The future of our nation’s infrastructure will be dependent on strategic vision as well as bold and creative investment solutions in the public and private sector.”
Before being elected Nassau County Executive in 2001, Mr. Suozzi, 47, an attorney and certified public accountant, was Mayor of the City of Glen Cove, New York for eight years. Prior to holding public office, Mr. Suozzi was an attorney at Shearman & Sterling, an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Company, and a clerk to Judge Thomas C. Platt, chief judge of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Suozzi received a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and a BS from Boston College, School of Management.
Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 41 cities across 26 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating back to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments, and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com.
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