Mr. Michael M. Lynton is a Chairman at Warner Music Group Corp., an Independent Non-Executive Director at Pearson Plc, a Chairman at Schrödinger, Inc., an Independent Director at Ares Management Corp., an Independent Director at Ares Management GP LLC, a Chairman at Snap, Inc., a President at Disney Publishing Worldwide, Inc., a Member at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. and a Member-Overseers Board at Harvard University.
He is on the Board of Directors at Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), Pearson Education, Inc., Pearson Plc, IEX Group, Inc., Ares Management Corp., Ares Management GP LLC, American Film Institute, Inc., Imagine Entertainment, Inc., Islestarr Holdings Ltd., Los Angeles World Affairs Council, The J. Paul Getty Trust, The RAND Corp., USC School of Cinematic Arts, Smithsonian Institution and Museum Associates. Mr. Lynton was previously employed as an Independent Director by Pandora Media, Inc., a Chief Executive Officer by Sony Entertainment, Inc., a Chief Executive Officer by Sony Corp. of America, an Independent Non-Executive Director by Modern Times Group MTG AB, a Co-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Sony Pictures Digital Productions, Inc., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., an Independent Director by Samsonite Corp., a Chief Executive Officer by AOL Europe SARL (France), a President by AOL International, a President by Time Warner International, a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Penguin Group, Inc., a President-Hollywood Pictures by The Walt Disney Co., a Mergers & Acquisitions Associate by Credit Suisse First Boston Corp., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer by Aardman Animations Ltd., a Trustee by Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., a President by Sony Corp., and a Trustee by The Public Theater.
He also served on the board at JAMDAT Mobile, Inc. and Radio Free Asia.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.