Joseph A. Cari Jr's professional career has spanned the worlds of merchant banking, media, public policy, politics, law and education. Mr. Cari is Chairman and CEO of Integration Capital & Trade Global (ICTG), an international merchant co-development bank with offices in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Muscat (Oman), Mumbai (India), London (England), and New York City (United States)

Mr. Cari is also Chairman of Castellini Partners (a family office), which focus on investments in healthcare, media, financial services, alternative energy & technology.

Among the portfolio companies that Castellini Partners have invested in are:

  • A merchant bank that is focused on capital raising and international joint ventures and financial advisory services.
  • A Paris (France) based media company that develops and distributes media content for both Western and Middle Eastern audiences.
  • A healthcare media company that has developed an innovative strategy to globally connect investors and strategic partners in emerging healthcare and life science companies.
  • A healthcare company that has developed "State of the Art" orthopedic products for the human spine.
  • An advisory firm that represents some of the world's leaders in healthcare technologies.
  • A healthcare private equity fund focused on investing in the orthopedic devices sector.
  • A financial services platform in Brazil and Switzerland.

Mr. Cari has participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been published on foreign policy issues by various publications including The Financial Times, Beirut Daily News, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York). He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Amana Creative, Inc. and is Chairman and a Member of the Board of Directors of Integration Capital & Trade Global. Mr. Cari serves on the Advisory Boards of One Medical Place LLC and MedCapital Partners. In addition, Mr. Cari is also a Board Member and Chairman of the Advisory Board of The World Policy Institute, the Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles). Mr. Cari lectures or has lectured on foreign policy and US Presidential Politics at the Lebanese American University (Beirut, Lebanon), Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) and Villanova University (Philadelphia, PA).

Mr. Cari was appointed by U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; a federally funded institute whose mission intersects the worlds of education, public policy and politics. The Wilson Center works with various U.S. Federal Departments, such as State, Education and Commerce to provide insights on international issues from a social, religious, economic and political viewpoint. Chairman Cari played a key role in recruiting the Honorable Lee Hamilton as the Director of the Center and supported Congressman Hamilton's appointment to Co-Chair the 9/11 Commission with former Secretary of State, James Baker. Chairman Cari was widely recognized for leading a Bi-Partisan Board, increasing funding for the Center and having strong working relationship with a Republican controlled Congress.

Joseph A. Cari Jr. was born on October 8, 1952; the son of Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Cari of Evergreen Park, Illinois. Dr. Cari was Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago and served on the faculty at the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Cari was also the author of the text "The Delivery of Emergency Care" which is listed on Mrs. Cari served as Chairwoman of the Woman's Board of Mercy Hospital and was a homemaker and mother of five.

Mr. Cari graduated from Brother Rice Preparatory HS (with honors) in Chicago, IL and received his B.A. (cum laude) and J.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Cari was awarded and completed a Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Joseph is a widower and has a daughter, Nicole Elizabeth.

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