Thomas J. Pritzker

Thomas J. Pritzker
  • Thomas J. Pritzker
    CSIS Trustee
  • Thomas J. Pritzker was born and raised in Chicago. He holds a B.A. from Claremont Men’s College and M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He currently resides in Chicago. Mr. Pritzker is chairman and CEO of the Pritzker Organization, a family merchant bank. He is also executive chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and chairman of the Marmon Group, Inc. Mr. Pritzker is on the board of directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD. He is a member of the Business Council, a national organization of CEOs. Outside of business, Mr. Pritzker is a trustee of the Pritzker Foundation, chairman of the board of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a member of the board of the University of Chicago and the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group. He has also organized the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, a collaborative research effort into the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. Mr. Pritzker is also an honorary professor of history at Sichuan University in China, and for the past 30 years, he has been leading archeological expeditions in the Western Himalayas.