Rajath Shourie, of Pacific Palisades, was appointed this month to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) Board of Trustees a first three-year term, according to GLAZA President Connie Morgan.
Shourie was among four others appointed to the board.
"These five distinguished individuals are deeply committed to our continued success," Morgan said in a press release, "and we welcome them to the board with confidence that GLAZA will benefit from their outstanding leadership."
Shourie is a managing director at Oaktree Capital Management and co-portfolio manager of the firm's flagship distressed debt funds. He joined Oaktree in 2002, after having worked in the Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs and as a management consultant at McKinsey.
Shourie has invested in the aircraft industry for a number of years, and has more recently spent the majority of his time investing in financial institutions and real estate. He is active on a number of creditors' committees, and served on the steering committee in the restructuring of commercial lender CIT Group.
Actress Betty White and businessman Richard Lichtenstein co-chair GLAZA's 36-member Board of Trustees. For nearly five decades, the private, non-profit has funded exhibits, plant and animal species conservation, capital projects, and education and community outreach programs at the L.A. Zoo
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