Michel David-Weill was an investment banker and Chairman of Lazard LLC and Eurazeo.
He graduated from the Lycee Francais bilingual private school in Manhattan and from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, also known as Sciences Po.
David-Weill joined Lazard’s Paris house -Lazard Freres et Cie in 1956. He was appointed Senior Partner of the Paris partnership in 1975 and, following the death of Andre Meyer in 1979, he took the reins.
He served as Chairman of Lazard from 1977 to 2005 and eventually led Lazard worldwide.
Michel David-Weill passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York at the age of 89.
Hélène David-Weill: Who Is Michel David-Weill’s Wife?
Michel David-Weill was married to the former Hélène Lehideux David-Weill.
Hélène Lehideux was the niece of the French consular general in New York City, Jean de Lagarde.
She worked as president of Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, and also served as president of the Friends of the Centre Pompidou for 10 years.
Hélène and Michel David-Weill tied the knot in 1956 and were together until her demise.
They had four daughters, Béatrice Stern, Natalie Merveilleux du Vignaux, Cécile David-Weill, and Agathe Mordacq.
Hélène’s husband David-Weill was a connoisseur of classical and modern art, with a special taste for French painting of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
She and her husband David made ARTnews magazine’s lists of the world’s 200 top collectors.