Adam Engle: Chairman of Mind & Life Institute
Adam Engle, MLI Chairman and CEO, is a lawyer, businessman, and entrepreneur who has divided his professional life between the for-profit and non-profit sectors. In the for-profit sector, he began his career as a lawyer, practicing for 10 years in Beverly Hills, Albuquerque, Santa Barbara, and Teheran. After leaving the practice of law, he formed an investment management firm, focusing on global portfolio management on behalf of individual clients. He also started several business ventures in the United States and Australia.
Mr. Engle co-founded the Mind and Life dialogues in 1983 with Francisco Varela, and formed the Mind and Life Institute in 1990. In 1993, he co-founded the Colorado Friends of Tibet, a statewide Tibetan support group based in Boulder. He also founded a speakers' series at the Stanford Business School entitled "Integrity and Compassion in Business", and was a founding member of the Social Venture Network. He received his A.B. degree in Economics from the University of Colorado; his J.D. degree from the Harvard Law School and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.