Ms. Huffington, 65, of New York, New York, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Global and former Chairman, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. In May 2005, Ms. Huffington launched The Huffington Post, which won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2012. She was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list in 2013 and was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, in each of 2006 and 2011. Ms. Huffington serves on the boards of PRISA, a leading global Spanish and Portuguese language media group, EL PAÍS, a major Spanish-language newspaper, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Ms. Huffington holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University.