Paul O’Neill is a Senior Advisor and Consultant to The Blackstone Group. O’Neill served as the 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2001 to 2002. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, retiring as chairman at the end of 2000. Prior to joining Alcoa, O’Neill was president of International Paper Company from 1985 to 1987, where he was vice president from 1977 to 1985. O’Neill was on the staff of the Office of Management and Budget from 1967 to 1977, serving as deputy director from 1974 to 1977. He worked as a computer systems analyst with the U.S. Veterans Administration from 1961 to 1966.