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Oscar Schafer

BOARD OF DIRECTOR
Finance
Izun Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Israel

Biography

Mr. Schafer is the Chairman of Rivulet Capital, LLC, a private investment partner, which he seeded in 2012. Prior to Rivulet, Mr. Schafer founded O.S.S. Capital Management in 2001. Between 1982 and 2001, he was a member of Cumberland Associates. Prior to that, Mr. Schafer was a General Partner at Steinhardt, Fine, Berkowitz,  & Co. from 1970 to 1982.  He began his investment career with positions at Kuhn, Loeb & Co., Havenfield Corp., and Boxwood Associates between 1964 and 1970.  He has been a member of the Barron’s Roundtable for 30 years. Mr. Schafer earned a BA, Magna Cum Laude, at Harvard College in 1961 and an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1964. He has served on The Visiting Committee for the Department of Music at Harvard and he funds The Oscar Straus Schafer Fellowship for teachers of Harvard’s introductory music course.  He currently serves on the board of the Schafer Family Foundation, which supports the arts and social service organizations, and on the Board of Trustees at New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Mr. Schafer joined the board of The NY Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007 and became its Chairman in January 2015. Mr. Schafer is married to Didi Fenton-Schafer, who serves on the Board of the Central Park Conservancy and is Vice Chairman of the New York Common Pantry.  The couple are special event donors and were underwriters of the New York Philharmonic’s 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Concert. Since the summer of 2007, Mr. & Mrs. Schafer have presented the Philharmonic’s annual Concerts in the Parks and, as a tribute to his wife, Mr. Schafer conducted the orchestra in Central Park in July 2013.

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