Stephen R. Howe Jr.

Board Director

Stephen R. Howe Jr. was appointed Director of Lazard effective February 1, 2024. He sits on the Audit and Workplace and Culture Committees of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Howe is a widely respected executive, board member, and financial services, audit, and corporate governance expert. He spent 35 years at Ernst & Young, where in his most recent role as US Chairman, member of the Global Executive Board, and Managing Partner for the Americas, he led the firm to double-digit annual growth from 2012 through 2018. Prior roles at Ernst & Young include leading the Financial Services sector practice and overseeing client service teams for global financial institutions.

Mr. Howe currently serves on the board of Royal Caribbean. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Board of the Liberty Science Center.

Mr. Howe received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from New York University.