Biography

Philip Stephenson is the Chairman of the Freedom Group, a set of companies focused on portfolio investing and real estate development. Previously he worked in the petroleum, private equity, and investment benking industries, and served in a senior position in the international section of the US Treasury Department (1991-1993).

In 2005 Mr. Stephenson founded the Stephenson Foundation, a tax-exempt prviate foundation which promotes exploration and protection of the ocean. The foundation multi-year commitments to the National Geographic Society, the Nature Conservancy, Dr. Bob Ballard's Ocean Exploration Trust, and Dr. Sylvia Earle's "Mission Blue" program. The Foundation also leads an effort to establish a Marine Protected Area in the southern Grenadines, where Mr. Stephenson owns the private island of Petit St. Vincent (PSV).

Mr. Stephenson serves on the international advisory boards of the National Geographic Society and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is a Trustee of the National Marine Sanctuaries Foundation and a member of the New York Yacht Club where he has enrolled 4 yacths, including two classic wooden racing sailboats.

A native of Texas, Mr. Stephenson graduated Harvard College mage cum laude (1986) and Harvard Law School magna cum laude (1990). He is married to Natallia Krasnabayeva and has one son, John Churchill Stephenson.

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