Mr. Cho has served as Chief Financial Officer of IEP, a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, since March 2012.
Prior to that time, he was Senior Vice President and previously Portfolio Company Associate at IEP since October 2006. Mr. Cho has been a director of: Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., a company engaged in the car rental business, since May 2017; IEP, since September 2012; and CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, since May 2012 (and has been Chairman of the Board of CVR Energy since June 2018).
In addition, Mr. Cho serves as a director of certain wholly-owned or majority-owned subsidiaries of IEP, including: Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an automotive parts installer, retailer and distributor; Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company; PSC Metals, LLC, a metal recycling company; and WestPoint Home LLC, a home textiles manufacturer.
Mr. Cho was previously: a director (from January 2013) and Chairman of the Board (from June 2018) of CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, until January 2019; a member of the Executive Committee of American Railcar Leasing LLC, a lessor and seller of specialized railroad tank and covered hopper railcars, from September 2013 to June 2017; a director of CVR Partners LP, a nitrogen fertilizer company, from May 2012 to April 2017; a director of Viskase Companies, Inc., a meat casing company, from November 2006 to April 2017; a director of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment products, from April 2010 to November 2013; a director (from June 2011) and Chairman of the Board (from July 2014) of American Railcar Industries, Inc., a railcar manufacturing company, until December 2018, and a director of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC until October 2018.
Mr. Cho received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Mr. Cho’s broad range of directorships and executive positions over his career brings valuable experience to our board.