Michael Ainslie

Michael Ainslie (born c. 1945) is an American businessman. He served as the president and chief executive officer of Sotheby's from 1984 to 1994.[1][2] He was a director of Lehman Brothers from 1996 to its 2008 bankruptcy,[3] and oversaw "the sale and disposition of the company's remaining assets" by 2010.[2] He is the former chairman of the Posse Foundation and the former president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[1]

Michael Ainslie
Bornc. 1945
Known forFormer CEO of Sotheby's (1984-1994)
Children1 daughter


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  2. ^ a b Dargan, Michele (March 2, 2010). "Michael Ainslie remains a vital force years after his retirement". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Trial begins in Lehman, Barclays dispute over sale". Reuters. April 26, 2010. Retrieved June 15, 2018.