George Russell built the Frank Russell Company from one part-time secretary in 1958 to one of the world’s leading investment advisory firms. He served as chairman from 1958 until the firm was sold to Northwestern Mutual Life in 1999. Today, the company guides more than 1,900 clients in 44 countries with assets exceeding more than $2.4 trillion, and manages $171 billion in funds. The company is often recognized by the stock market index, “The Russell 2000.”
Internationally known as an advocate for narrowing the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots,” Russell has a focus on a number of challenges: the promotion of globalization, the destruction of nuclear waste, the strengthening of U.S.-Russian relations, ground-level humanitarian projects and bridging the current divide between Muslims and non-Muslims in America.
Currently, Russell is the chairman of One Nation (a project working to change the perceptions of Islam and Muslims in America), Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technologies, Inc., The Russell Family Foundation, Threshold Group; chairman emeritus of the EastWest Institute and The National Bureau of Asian Research; honorary co-chairman of the Business Humanitarian Forum; advisory council member of The University of Peace; and board member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.