Muneer A. Satter manages Satter Investment Management (SIM), a private investment firm and family office. He also manages the Satter Foundation, a private family foundation. SIM has significant investments in several life sciences and medical technology companies.
Mr. Satter is co-chairman and lead director of Vital Therapies, a publicly traded biotech company that has created an artificial liver for patients suffering from acute liver failure. He is chairman of Akebia Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotech company focused on the treatment of anemia. He is co- chairman of Aerpio Therapeutics, a biotech company with a TIE-2 activator for diabetic macular edema and vascular leaks. He is a director of Annexon which is a complement cascade pathway company focused on autoimmune and neurologic diseases. He is chairman and co-founder of Restorsea, a company which holds exclusive rights to a unique enzyme for an anti-aging cream. He is the former chairman, but remains a board member of Linq3, a unique secure payment platform for lottery transactions.
He is vice chairman of the Board of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and GS Gives, where he is also chairman of the Investment Committee overseeing $1.2 billion of assets. He is a member of the Board of Northwestern University where he is chairman of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Board of the Navy SEAL Foundation. He is a member of the Board of the Northwestern Medical Group (over 1,000 doctors and $1 billion revenue). He is a member of the advisory board of NatureVest, the impact investment unit of the Nature Conservancy. Additionally, he is on the Board of Advisors of the American Enterprise Institute and the Board of World Business Chicago (chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former co-chairman of Room to Read (which builds 1,000 libraries and schools per year in developing countries). He is a former member of the Board of the Nature Conservancy where he was chairman of the Finance Committee overseeing a $1.8 billion endowment.
Mr. Satter is a retired partner at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner of the firm for 16 years. He spent his career in the Merchant Banking Division which manages the firm’s private investments. Mr. Satter joined Goldman Sachs in 1988 and moved to London in 1992 to start up and co-head the firm’s Merchant Banking Group in Europe. He later returned to New York and was the global head of the Mezzanine Group, where he raised and managed over $30 billion of assets. He was also a senior member of the Investment Committee and chairman of the Risk Committee for the Merchant Banking Division, which at the time had more than $80 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Satter received a B.A. from Northwestern University, and a JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He lives in Chicago, IL with his wife, Kristen, and their five daughters.