Craig Cogut has spent a career building successful investment businesses. Mr. Cogut founded Pegasus, a private equity fund, in 1996 and serves as its Chairman and CEO. Through Mr. Cogut’s leadership, Pegasus has focused for more than 20 years on sectors influenced by global resource scarcity and the need to combat climate change, as well as on the growth in demands globally for human health and wellness, leading to Pegasus becoming the first U.S. private equity fund manager to be accredited by the Green Climate Fund. In partnership with the GCF, Pegasus recently launched the Global Subnational Climate Fund, a blended-finance impact fund to invest in climate-resilient infrastructure projects at the subnational level, and the Global Fund for Coral Reefs, a blended finance initiative dedicated to the conservation and restoration of coral reef ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.
In 1990 Mr. Cogut co-founded and was one of the original partners at Apollo Advisors L.P., a position he held for six years preceding the creation of Pegasus. Mr. Cogut has been an active philanthropist in the fields of improving education, building civil society and championing environmental and health issues. Mr. Cogut is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of PanTheryx, Inc. Mr. Cogut is an alumnus of Brown University and Harvard Law School.