Leonard Stanley Chaikind is the Chairman and CEO of Institutional Investors Consulting Company, or IICC, located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Chaikind has served in this capacity since he founded IICC in the early 1990’s. Prior to founding IICC, Mr. Chaikind worked for Royal Dutch Shell and the Shell Oil Company for over 35 years in a wide variety of assignments.
After serving in many senior roles, including as the Finance Manager for both Shell Chemical and Shell Oil Products, he moved to the Royal Dutch Shell headquarters in London in 1977. During his time in London, he helped coordinate some large corporate projects for Royal Dutch Shell in Saudi Arabia, headed up a group that evaluated Shell’s operations in Turkey, and much more.
Leonard Stanley Chaikind is the Chairman and CEO of Institutional Investors Consulting Company, or IICC, located in Houston, Texas. Mr. Chaikind has served in this capacity since he founded IICC in the early 1990’s. Prior to founding IICC, Mr. Chaikind worked for Royal Dutch Shell and the Shell Oil Company for over 35 years in a wide variety of assignments.is throughout this region. He also developed a number of very important relationships with both key government officials and financial institutions, e.g., banks, investment banks, and countries, e.g., Brunei, China, Yemen, France, Switzerland, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.
In 1981, he returned to Houston to continue his career with Shell Oil Company. His final assignment for Shell was as the Administrator of the various $12 billion plus Shell Savings and Retirement Programs, with responsibility for both the investment and administration of four major funds. Over 50% of these funds were managed internally under the guidance of Mr. Chaikind and his staff, with the rest being outsourced to various investment managers and consulting groups. During this period, the industry recognized the Shell Funds as one of the very best.
During his years on this assignment, Mr. Chaikind was also very active in the tax-exempt industry. He was one of the key founders of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets (CIEBA), the largest corporate pension fund group in the world. Len served as Vice Chairman of this group from its beginning until his retirement from Shell. He also served as an active member of both the NYSE Institutional Investors Advisory Committee and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Advisory Board (the CFTC is to the futures and derivatives industry what the SEC is to the securities industry). Most importantly, he was very much responsible for bringing the concept of Private Equity Funds into the Institutional investor market. This is a very important strength of IICC, i.e., the knowledge needed to set up and structure Private Equity Funds. Some people still call Len Chaikind “the father of private equity funds.”
During his many years with Shell Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, Len Chaikind (he prefers to be called Len) made many great connections in various governmental agencies, e.g., Turkey, Yemen, China, Russia, USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Africa (e.g. Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa) etc. with some of the major corporations and wealthiest people in the world. Since his retirement from Shell, Mr. Chaikind has stayed very active in the whole area of tax-exempt funds (including health care, Pension Plans, and Social Security reforms) and still maintains a strong presence in Washington, DC.
In addition to his job as the CEO of IICC, Mr. Chaikind also sits on the Boards of several both “For Profit” and “Not for Profit” groups. Military Service - From 1953 to 1956 Mr. Chaikind served in the U.S. Navy (LTSG) as a line officer in the Pacific Amphibious Fleet (Phibpac) on various assignments both in the Far East and the West Coast of North America. Education:1956,:not-for-profit"for-profitetc.,Africa),Ghana,(e.g., MBA, Harvard Business School in 1958; BA, Harvard University in Economics in 1953; and endless courses at places like NYU, CCNY, Columbia, The New School for Social Research, and the US Navy.
Prior to all this, Mr. Chaikind was a 1949 graduate of the Loomis Institute, which is in Windsor, CT. Family: Fantastic; married for 59 years; two great children; and four wonderful grandchildren
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