21st Century Council

A forum for dialogue on global governance, with a focus on the G-20 as the governing body of globalization. Members include former heads of state, global entrepreneurs and political thinkers.

Council for the Future of Europe

This Council gathers a small group of the region's most eminent political figures to research and debate ways forward for a united Europe.

Think Long Committee for California

Develops comprehensive approaches to repairing California's broken system of governance while evaluating policies and institutions vital for the state's long-term future.

David Bonderman
David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG.  TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries globally. 


TPG and its affiliates have approximately $52 billion in assets under management.  Portfolio companies controlled by TPG have combined revenues of over $100 billion, operate in more than 100 countries and employ approximately 600,000 people. TPG’s investments have included: Continental Airlines, Burger King, Petco, Lenovo, Shriram Capital, China Grand Auto, J. Crew, IMS Health and American Tire Distributors.


Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P.) in Fort Worth, Texas.  Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a Fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University and from 1968 to 1969, he was Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.


Mr. Bonderman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School in 1966.  He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow.  He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.  


Mr. Bonderman serves on the Boards of the following public companies: CoStar Group, Inc.; General Motors Company; and Ryanair Holdings, plc, of which he is Chairman.  He also serves on the Supervisory Board for VTB Bank.  In addition, he serves on the Boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, and the American Himalayan Foundation.