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AIC Honorary Speakers

The mission of London School of Economics Alternative Investments Conference is to Educate the Next Generation of Business Leaders. 


To achieve this mission, the AIC team works tirelessly throughout the year to bring together an annual gathering that attracts over 400 attendees from around the world. At the heart of the inspirational two days is our extraordinary speaker line-up. Together they bring not only wealth of expertise and knowledge of their fields, but also a spirit of trust, unity, excitement, ambition and most of all, community. 

We are fortunate to have received tremendous amount of support from speakers, sponsors, media and educational partners throughout our 17 year history. In AIC 2023, we launched the LSE AIC Honorary Speaker initiative to thank speakers who have taken the extra step to support us consistently. They are leaders in their organisation, and leaders in their communities. From our years of working with them, we have drawn great amount of admiration for their causes which involves not just succeeding for their firm, but bringing aspiring students and communities to also reach their goals. 

We are grateful for the invaluable contributions that our honorary speakers have provided with us, and we look forward to our shared future in building and inspiring the ever-growing AIC community.

Jonathan Lavine

Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital and Chief Investment Officer, Bain Capital Credit Corporate

Keynote Speaker in 2020, 2022, 2023

Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $165 billion in assets under management.


He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit, which was founded as Sankaty Advisors in 1998.


Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital’s private equity group in 1993. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in mergers and acquisitions.


Mr. Lavine is active in a variety of charitable and civic activities. He is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the City Year Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


He was the 2017 recipient of Columbia University’s Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor awarded to a member of the college community for distinguished service.  He is a past recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award for professional achievement, Columbia’s David Truman Award for outstanding contribution to academic affairs, the Dean’s Leadership Award for the Class of 1988 25th Reunion, Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s Seixas Award, Voices for National Service Citizen Service Award and the New England Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Service Award. In 2016, Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Obama


Mr. Lavine graduated from Columbia College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and holds an M.B.A with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

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