Private Investor and Former Chairman of the Ohrstrom Foundation
Gerry Ohrstrom is a private investor in New York City and former chairman of the Ohrstrom Foundation, which was founded by his grandfather in 1953. In recent years, Ohrstrom has spent much of his time in the nonprofit sector. Prior to that, he worked in manufacturing, investment banking, and private equity. He is or has been a director of various corporations and nonprofit organizations, including the Reason Foundation, the Santa Fe Institute, the Property and Environment Research Center, Africa Fighting Malaria, the International Policy Network, the Gruter Institute, the Intelligence Squared debate series, the Booker T. Washington Learning Center, the Museum of the Rockies, and the Yellowstone Park Foundation. He has been co-chairman of the President’s Council at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and is a member of the New York Academy of Science.