Arthur Koenig ’66 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2012. He graduated from Amherst cum laude in political science and is involved in various philanthropic activities focused on education.
He supports the Koenig Scholars program at Amherst, which brings students from Africa and Latin America to the college, as well as fellowships at Human Rights Watch, with the goal of training fellows for senior research/advocacy positions at HRW and similar organizations. He also supports Educate!, an educational and mentoring program in Uganda, and ARTLINK, a community action and education program in Baltimore.
Koenig is retired from the physical commodity trading industry. His last position was chairman and managing partner of VitzStal, a Russian specialty steel mill.