Billionaire Investor Joins Kasparov Chess Foundation

Время публикации: 13.02.2015 02:58 | Последнее обновление: 14.02.2015 02:44

The Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) held its annual board meeting on Friday, February 6th, in New York City. KCF’s Chairman and former World Champion, Garry Kasparov, welcomed J. Christopher Flowers to join the board of directors.

J. Christopher Flowers is an American private equity investor and investment manager, whose net worth is estimated to be $1.4 billion by the Forbes magazine. He is the chairman of J. C. Flowers & Co, a private investment firm founded by him in 1998 and dedicated to investing globally in the financial services industry.

According to KCF’s President, Michael Khodarkovsky, the Foundation is delighted to have such an esteemed executive to be part of the Board. 'We believe that Mr. Flowers will be a tremendous asset in furthering the Foundation’s mission to spread chess programs throughout the U.S. and the world,' added M. Khodarkovsky.

The Kasparov Chess Foundation is a non-profit educational organisation founded by Garry Kasparov and supported by charitable donations from individual and corporate sponsors. KCF’s mission is to bring the many educational benefits of chess to children worldwide by providing a complete chess curriculum and enrichment programs. The Foundation promotes the study of chess as a cognitive learning tool in curricular classes and after-school programs for elementary, middle and high schools, both in the public and private school sectors. The not-for-profit Foundation also organizes regional, national, and worldwide tournaments, programs for talented students, and promotional chess events.

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