Jonathan Rich

Jonathan Rich

  • Visiting Lecturer

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Faculty Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Strategy


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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Jonathan Rich has had a 40+ year career in industrial and technology companies. He is the retired CEO and chairman of Berry Global, a Fortune 500 packaging company. He was also the CEO and chairman of Lumileds, a leading global producer of light emitting diode semiconductors, and president and CEO at Momentive, a specialty chemical company headquartered in Albany NY from 2007 to 2010. He currently serves as an advisor to Apollo Global Management and is a board member of Novolex LLC, a current portfolio company. He also is a member of the Red Bear Angels investment group where he has invested in several Cornell related startup companies.

Rich received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Iowa State University and a PhD in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 4940 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982
  • BS Iowa State University, 1977