Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Enterprises
David Willetts has served as Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, food packaging, real estate, home fashion and pharma, since November 2021 and as Director since June 2021. Mr. Willets previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Enterprises L.P. from June 2021 until November 2021. Mr. Willetts has served as director of Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, since June 2021 and as director of CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, and CVR Partners LP since July 2021. Viskase Companies, Inc., CVR Energy, Inc. and CVR Partners LP are indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn. In addition, he has served as a Managing Director at AlixPartners, a global consulting firm which specializes in improving corporate financial and operational performance and executing corporate turnarounds. Since 2012, Mr. Willetts has worked continuously with Private Equity firms and public companies in the industrial, automotive, consumer products, retail and energy sectors. Prior to that time, he was a senior operating executive at Cerberus Capital for eight years, serving in multiple financial and operating roles including Chief Financial Officer, divisional Chief Executive Officer and lead executive restructuring roles within Cerberus’ operating companies. Prior to 2005, Mr. Willetts was employed at General Electric in progressive finance executive roles within GE’s Corporate Audit Staff and industrial business units, including as the Chief Financial Officer of GE Lighting Systems and Chief Financial Officer of GE C&I Lighting, North America. Mr. Willetts graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1997 Summa Cum Laude, with a B.A. in business, with a double concentration in accounting and finance.