In the male-dominated finance industry, Mina Gerowin has worked diligently to become one of the industry’s most influential leaders. Born in 1951, the New York native attended Smith College, where she earned a degree in Political Economy. Graduating with honors, she continued her education by obtaining a law degree from the University of Virginia. While at the University of Virginia, she served as the editor of their Law Journal. Ultimately, she culminated her education by earning an MBA from Harvard University. She was a Baker Scholar, an award that is given only to the top 5% of graduates from the Harvard Business School.
Pursuing her interest in finance, Mina Gerowin became the first female in Mergers and Acquisitions at Lazard Frères & Co. She also earned the distinction of becoming the company’s first female Vice President. Lazard Freres is one of the largest investment banks in the world with offices in over 27 countries.
In 2004, Mina Gerowin joined the investment management firm of Paulson and Co. Founded in 1994 by John Paulson, the firm specializes not only in global mergers but event arbitrage as well as successful investment strategies She was instrumental in helping the firm remain profitable during the financial crisis that proved detrimental to many in the investment industry in 2007. She helped the company remain solvent despite the tumultuous financial climate. The following year, Mina Gerowin moved to London to manage the firm’s European investment team. She retired from Paulson’s in 2012.
Mina Gerowin was the recipient of the prestigious European Hedge Fund Leadership Award in 2009. Her accomplishments have also been recognized by the Hedge Fund Journal, where she has made their list as one of the top Top 100 Women in Hedge Funds several times. Her dedication and hard work have also resulted in her being recognized by Dow Jones as one of the top 50 women in finance.
Although Mina Gerowin retired from Paulson and Co. in 2012, she is still very much involved in the world of finance. Geroin now serves as a non-executive director at Fiat, CNH Industrial NV,and Lafarge SA. She is also a member of Samsung’s Advisory Committee. Her expertise in the world of finance is still respected and she is often called upon to offer advice to firms that are striving to navigate financial crisis. Her knowledge of international economic affairs has been instrumental in enabling her to make accurate predictions about what will happen in the global economy. It is this level of expertise and dedication that has won her a lot of praise and recognition in her field. Although retired, she remains an active participant in her chosen profession.