Frank Savage is to the world of business and finance what Geoff Ewenson was to the world of sailing: a charismatic leader with vision, compassion, expertise and integrity who people just love to be around. It is no wonder that two men were friends.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Howard University and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Frank began his career serving the Middle East and Africa for the International Division of Citigroup. He went on to hold many distinguished roles in international banking, corporate finance and global investment management. He currently is chairman emeritus of Alliance Capital Management International and the CEO of Savage Holdings, a global financial services company. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book The Savage Way: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Business and Life.
Frank has a long record of guiding companies, institutions and nonprofit organizations to greater heights. He has served on multiple boards ranging from Lockheed Martin, Qualcomm and the New York Philharmonic to Bloomberg LP and the New York Academy of Medicine. A former chairman of Howard University, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Hofstra University and an honorary doctorate of the humanities from Howard.
Also a highly skilled, world-class yachtsman, Frank earned the prestigious Lord Nelson Trophy as the overall winner of the 2003 Antigua Race Week Regatta, the premier sailing event in the Caribbean.
Frank’s Lolita team was more than just a sailing team. It was a family, and Geoff was an integral part of that family. Frank sees the EWE Spirit Foundation as a continuation of Geoff Ewenson and is excited to be part of it.