Howard W. Lutnick

Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company serving the financial and real estate markets. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms.

Mr. Lutnick joined Cantor Fitzgerald in 1983 and was appointed President and CEO in 1991. Five years later he was named Chairman. He rebuilt the firm following the tragic losses suffered on September 11, 2001, and since then has fostered corporate philanthropy across BGC Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald through their annual Charity Day. Both firms, in conjunction with the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, donate 100% of their revenues from Charity Day to approximately 150 charities around the world and to date have raised over $100 million on Charity Day.

Mr. Lutnick’s company, CF Group Management, Inc., is the managing general partner of Cantor. In addition, Mr. Lutnick is Chairman of the supervisory board of the Electronic Liquidity Exchange, a fully electronic futures exchange. Mr. Lutnick served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of GFI Group Inc. (“GFI”) from February 26, 2015 through the closing of our back-end merger with GFI in January 2016.

Mr. Lutnick graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics and joined Cantor Fitzgerald the same year. Mr. Lutnick served on the Haverford College Board of Managers for 21 years, including as vice-chair and chair. He has also served on the boards of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, the Intrepid Museum Foundation and the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Mr. Lutnick received the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted by the Navy to non-military personnel. He also was the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at Haverford. Mr. Lutnick and his wife Allison have four children.