Peter R. Orszag is CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard Freres & Co LLC, leading the firm’s advisory businesses that serve companies and governments across the globe. 

Dr. Orszag previously served as the firm’s Head of North American Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Co-Head of Healthcare.  Before joining Lazard in May 2016, he was Vice Chairman of Corporate and Investment Banking and Chairman of the Financial Strategy and Solutions Group at Citigroup, Inc. 

He previously served as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, a Cabinet-level position, from January 2009 until July 2010.  From January 2007 to December 2008, Dr. Orszag was the Director of the Congressional Budget Office.  .

Dr. Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University and obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar.  .

Dr. Orszag serves on the Board of Directors of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New Visions for Public Schools, and the Russell Sage Foundation. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and holds an honorary doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

Dr. Orszag is married to Bianna Golodryga, a Senior Global Affairs Analyst at CNN.