George Bilicic

George Bilicic, a Director of Polaris Industries Inc.

George Bilicic is a Director of Polaris Industries Inc. He also holds directorships in eight other companies.

He is currently Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Head of Midwest Investment Banking for Lazard Ltd. Additionally, he serves as Global Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure for Lazard and serves on their Investment Banking Committee and Deputy Chairpersons’ Committee.

Early Life and Education

Early childhood is a critical period in a child’s development. These years can shape their future learning capacity, behaviors and physical and mental wellbeing.

At this stage, the brain is rapidly forming billions of connections between individual neurons that will shape future learning and behavior.

Children between this age range and adult caregivers–such as parents, teachers, daycare providers and babysitters–are completely dependent on them for their well-being.

Studies have demonstrated that the environment and experiences children experience from birth to age 8 can have a lasting impact on their capacity for learning, growth and flourishing. Promoting healthy development during this critical stage is essential for academic success, economic productivity, responsible citizenship and lifelong health.

Professional Career

George Bilicic has been involved with the power, energy and infrastructure sector for more than a decade. In 2002 he joined Lazard Ltd as a managing director and has since led their Midwest investment banking business as well as global initiatives related to power, energy and infrastructure.

He was previously a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore from 1995 to 2001 and held an additional position with Merrill Lynch’s mergers and acquisitions department from 2001 to 2002.

Now, he’s back with Lazard in Chicago to resurrect their power and infrastructure advisory business. To that end, he plans to recruit more bankers, grow his own team, and get involved in both business and civic life of the city.

Achievements and Honors

George Bilicic is Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Global Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure at Lazard Ltd. He oversees the firm’s Midwest investment banking business as well as global power, energy and infrastructure initiatives.

He was previously the president and chief legal officer of Sempra Energy, where his responsibilities included strategy, corporate development and legal activities. Additionally, he held a managing director position at KKR – an international investment firm – as well as being a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore law firm.

He is an active volunteer and has volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations, such as American Ballet Theater, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Cristo Rey Network, Family Justice, Georgetown University Law School, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, Hofstra University, Metropolitan Planning Council and MFY Legal Services.

Personal Life

George Bilicic is a member of the board of directors for Polaris Industries and also holds trustee positions with Mayo Clinic and The HistoryMakers.

He is a graduate of DeSales University and Georgetown University Law School, currently an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

Bilicic previously served as group president of Sempra Energy and president and chief legal officer, where his responsibilities ranged across the company from strategic development to corporate development and legal affairs. Prior to joining Sempra, Bilicic was a senior executive at Lazard Ltd. where he served as vice chairman of investment banking and global head of power, energy, and infrastructure.

Net Worth

Last month, Bilicic left Sempra Energy with a severance package worth more than $6 million. He returned to Lazard International as its global head of power, energy and infrastructure and vice chairman of investment banking, according to a company news release.

George Bilicic owns 6,239 shares of Polaris Inc (PII) stock worth $722,102 as of 2023-03-6. The stock has returned 5.99% over the past three months. GuruFocus tracks George Bilicic’s buying transactions versus the S&P 500 return during this same timeframe; however, please note that GuruFocus only tracks insider purchases if the buyer has bought shares in a publicly traded company. All information has been obtained from SEC filings and is believed to be accurate.

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