Mr. Forster has been an investment banker and investor for over 40 years -- the most recent 24 years as an independent, founding and financing companies in the energy and environmental services fields. In his early career, he spent 16 years with Lehman Brothers in its Investment Banking Division. He has served on public company boards of directors, including as Co-founder and Co-chairman of the board of Cheniere Energy. He continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of Mystic Seaport Museum, of which he was Chairman from 2001 to 2007. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
William D. Forster
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"I recall sitting in the first row as a seven-year-old when my father first took me to the Musikverein to hear the Orchestra. I play no instrument but have always enjoyed letting my thoughts roam listening to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and embracing its flow. At the Vienna Philharmonic Society I am excited to be back in the first row helping bring Vienna’s greatest music to New York." ~ Max Jahn