David Bonderman is a founding partner of TPG. TPG generally makes significant investments in operating companies through acquisitions and restructurings across a broad range of industries throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.
Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was COO of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone, Inc.) in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining RMBG in 1983, Mr. Bonderman was a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in corporate, securities, bankruptcy, and antitrust litigation. From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Bonderman was a fellow in Foreign and Comparative Law in conjunction with Harvard University, and from 1968 to 1969, he was special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division. From 1967 to 1968, Mr. Bonderman was an assistant professor at Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans.
Mr. Bonderman serves on the boards of the following public companies: Burger King Holdings, Inc.; CoStar Group, Inc.; Gemalto N.V.; and RyanAir Holdings, plc, of which he is chairman. He also serves on the boards of The Wilderness Society, the Grand Canyon Trust, the World Wildlife Fund, The University of Washington Foundation and the American Himalayan Foundation. Mr. Bonderman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1966. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and a Sheldon Fellow. He is a 1963 graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.