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“Our goal must be a world in which good health is a pillar of individual well-being, national progress, and international stability and peace. This cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community, and civil society.”

— Kofi A. Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

About the Foundation 


Mr. David Pérez, M.B.A. 




Mr. David Perez is a managing director of Palladium Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm with committed funds in excess of $750 million.  Palladium buys and improves middle market businesses, with a special focus on the U.S. Hispanic market.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Palladium portfolio companies: Prince Minerals and Taco Bueno Restaurants. Mr. Perez lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Prior to joining Palladium Equity Partners, Mr. Perez was a principal at General Atlantic Partners and a senior associate at Chase Capital Partners.  Mr. Perez started his career as an investment banker with James D. Wolfensohn, Inc. where he specialized in providing mergers and acquisitions advice to a select group of multinational corporations.

Mr. Perez holds a BS/MS degree from the Dresden University of Technology, a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Perez is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the New America Alliance, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Ballet Hispanico and the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC).

Mr. Perez joined the PAHEF board of trustees in 2006.