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James Cook

American investor and banker


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

James Cook is an American investor, banker, and financier. He served as managing partner of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund and Delta Capital Management and chairman and CEO of GE Capital in Russia. He was the co-founder of Aurora Russia Limited, AIM-listed private equity firm active in Russia. He was instrumental in turning around Russia's financial system after the 1998 Russian financial crisis, when he launched the first mortgage bank in Russia and became known as the "father of mortgage lending" in Russia. He later introduced the first revolving credit card in Russia and launched a nationwide leasing company in Russia. Recently, he was a major fundraiser for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Hampden–Sydney College

Virginia Tech

University with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia