Peter Palandjian

Palandjian attended the Phillips Academy Andover before attending Harvard University where he captained the varsity tennis team and studied business. There he played in the NCAA Championships in both singles and doubles, as the team’s number-one player. After graduating, Palandjian continued on with his Tennis career and went on to win six ATP tour Challenger titles all in doubles. He also made main draw appearances in singles and doubles at a few Grand Prix tournaments. Palandjian soon retired from the sport of Tennis in 1989. 

In the business world, Palandjian worked for two years with Bain & Company, as an associate. He was the assistant to the CEO of Staples, while he studied for his MBA at Harvard Business School. A few years after receiving his MBA Palandjian became the CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, which is a company his father founded in 1959. 

He presently serves as a board member of several institutions including: Dana Farber Cancer Institute; O’Neill and Associates; Leader Bank; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (“LAANE”); Mikva Challenge; Harvard’s Varsity Club; and The Taubman Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Palandjian is also Trustee Emeritus at The Fessenden School.


Years Served: 6

Military Status: Civilian

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