Jide J. Zeitlin ’85 has served on Amherst College’s Board of Trustees since 1993, as an elected Alumni trustee for six years prior to being appointed a term trustee in 1999. He was elected chair of the board in 2005. His activities on the board have included leading the Budget and Finance Committee as well as serving on Presidential Search Committees in 2002-3 and 2010-11. He was also a member of the college’s Advisory Budget Committee, formed in 2009 in response to the economic downturn.
Zeitlin is a private investor via the Keffi Group, an organization he founded in 2006 to invest in wireless infrastructure, life sciences, and financial services in India, Israel and West Africa, respectively. Prior to founding the Keffi Group, Zeitlin was a senior executive at Goldman Sachs, where he spent 20 years.
Zeitlin holds an M.B.A. from Harvard in addition to his bachelor’s degrees in economics and English from Amherst. He received his secondary education at Milton Academy in Milton, Mass. He serves on a number of non-profit boards, including Common Ground Community, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Harvard Business School, Milton Academy, and Teach for America.