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Alexander N. Rossolimo is an American think tank executive, entrepreneur, and corporate director. [1] [2]

Early life and education

Rossolimo was born in Paris. His parents were Nicolas Rossolimo, an International Grandmaster of Chess, and Véra (née Boudakovitch). At age twelve, he emigrated with his parents to the United States, settling in New York, where he attended Stuyvesant High School and the Lycée Français de New York.

Rossolimo graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the City College of New York, where he was awarded the Belden gold medal in mathematics and the Blonder Tongue Award in electronics, and was elected to the national engineering honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. He attended graduate school at Harvard University, where he received an M.A. in applied mathematics, and in 1973 a Ph.D. in applied physics [3] [4] [5] under the supervision of Professor David Turnbull.[6] That same year, he received a Master’s degree in business from the MIT Sloan School of Management.[7] During 1991-93, he was a Visiting Fellow in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. [8]


Rossolimo started his business career as a financial analyst at Pechiney SA in Paris. He then worked in brand management at the Clorox Company in Oakland, as a management consultant and project leader with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and as director of planning and financial analysis at United Brands Company in Boston, New York and Chicago. In 1980, he joined Digital Equipment Corporation in Maynard, MA, where he conducted projects in management research, corporate venturing and security.[9] In 1999, he cofounded a high-tech startup in knowledge management, where he served as acting Chief Executive Officer. In 2006, he became regional director of a firm conducting due diligence for private equity and venture capital firms.

Fluent in several languages, Rossolimo has spoken at conferences in the US and abroad, and at international meetings in London, Paris, Moscow[10], and Casablanca[11] He is former chairman of the Boston Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the national organization of professionals in corporate growth and M&A. In 1995, he won first prize in the ACG Dealmaker Challenge. He has served on the Board of Directors of ACG Global, and on the Board of Advisors of Radia Technologies Corporation. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Rossolimo is the founding chairman of the Center for Security and Social Progress Inc. (CSSP), a think tank focused on environmental policy, global security, sustainable economic growth and overall social progress. CSSP has done notable work in the area of international security. [12] [13] Its Advisory Board has included former US Secretary of State Alexander Haig, the best-seller writer Robin Moore, the technology leader David Packard, cofounder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, the actor and diplomat Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and the businessman and philanthropist Albert Hamilton Gordon.


  1. ^ Who's Who in America - 2009. 63rd edition. Marquis Who’s Who, New Providence, NJ.
  2. ^ Who’s Who in France - 2009. 40th edition. Editions Jacques Lafitte, Lavallois-Perret, France
  3. ^ “Doctors of Philosophy”, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1974
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  5. ^ "Atomic transport and phase changes in the lead-gold system", Ph.D. thesis by Alexander N. Rossolimo, Harvard University, 1973, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  6. ^ Alexander N. Rossolimo and David Turnbull, "Kinetics and morphology of precipitation of AuPb3 from Pb(Au) solid solution," Acta Metallurgica 21:21-34 (1973).
  7. ^ Rossolimo, Alexander N. "The relationship between the price differentials between national and private brands of supermarket products and the advertising-to-sales ratios of the national brands", S.M. thesis supervised by Gordon F. Bloom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  8. ^ Harvard Alumni Directory 2000, p. 1999, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  9. ^ "Homeland Security and Digital Equipment Corporation," The Digital Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2003, Volume 10 Number 1.
  10. ^ "Rose-Roth Initiative Seminar on Nuclear Security in the CIS," North Atlantic Assembly, Moscow 1992.
  11. ^ "The Economic Summit of the Middle East and North Africa," World Economic Forum and Council on Foreign Relations, Casablanca 1994.
  12. ^ "The Post-Soviet Nuclear Threats Are Even Bigger," The International Herald Tribune, 15 May 1993.
  13. ^ Rossolimo, Alexander N. "Les Nouvelles Menaces Nucléaires," Libération, Paris, 2 October 1993.


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