Robi Blumenstein, CHDI Foundation

TITLE:  President

FOCUS AREAS: Huntington’s disease.

CONTACT: 212-660-8101, robi.blumenstein@chdifoundation.org   

PROFILE: Robi Blumenstein is the president of the CHDI Foundation, which has a sole focus on Huntington’s disease. He is based in New York City. According to Blumenstein’s professional bio:

In 2002, Robi Blumenstein organized CHDI Management, to provide management services to non-profit organizations engaged in Huntington’s disease research. Robi Blumenstein began his career as a lawyer at Torys, a law firm in Toronto, before moving into merchant banking, where he was responsible for structuring and negotiating transactions and supervising investment analysis. He was a principal at First City Capital Corporation, CIBC Capital Partners and MMC Capital. Before all that, when he was still a kid, he built a harpsichord and was a director of Life Times Nine, a short subject film that was nomi­nated for an Academy Award in 1973.

Robi Blumenstein graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA (1975) and an LLB (1978), and has an MBA from Harvard Business School (1984).

You can learn more about Blumenstein on Research Gate and Bloomberg Business.