Denis A. Bovin
Vice Chair, President's Leadership Council
Denis A. Bovin is a Senior Advisor at Evercore Partners, a leading global independent Investment Banking and Strategic Advisory Firm. He has more than 40 years of experience advising Senior Managements and Boards of Directors of domestic and international companies and government agencies. He has helped initiate and implement some of the most consequential strategic and financial transactions in the commercial and government technology sectors.
Mr. Bovin is also Chairman of the MIT Investment Management Company, which oversees the investment of MIT’s approximately $17 billion endowment and is a member of the MIT Executive Committee. Additionally he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Vice Chairman of Business Executives for National Security, Inc., a Vice Chairman of the Intrepid Foundation; and serves on the Board of the Center for a New American Security and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Mr. Bovin received his B.S. degree from MIT and an M.B.A. degree from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Bovin is a member of the Defense Business Board, the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel and received a Presidential appointment to the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. He was also a member of the Defense Science Board and a representative to the Defense Policy Board and has also served on the Senior Advisory Groups for both the United States Southern Command and the United States European Command.
Mr. Bovin has the distinction of being awarded both the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, as well as the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest honor that can be conferred on a civilian. He is a recipient of the Intrepid Salute Award; the BENS’ Eisenhower Award; The Leatherneck Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation; and several awards and honors from MIT, including its highest honor for alumni. He is a contributor to the book: Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future; helped create and teach the course “Business and National Security” at the Sloan School of Management at MIT; and has lectured at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Defense Daily named Mr. Bovin as one of the world’s 40 Most Influential People in global defense, aerospace and national security and Defense News has named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in US defense.