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Robert Kraft: Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group

Hailing from Brookline, Massachusetts, Robert Kraft is a prominent American businessman born on June 5, 1941. He is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Kraft Group. He is also an investor whose business portfolio ranges from various ventures to private equity investments. These include real estate, sports, entertainment, paper, and packaging.

Robert Kraft attended Brookline High School before joining Columbia University on scholarship. He later attended Harvard University and received an MBA in 1965. Kraft began his first packaging operation in 1968. In 1972, he founded International Forest Products (IFP). IFP was later established to become today’s Kraft Group, a diverse firm hosting the family’s various business interests.

About The Kraft Group

The Kraft Group is a construction, development, and project management professional team that handle various projects. These include manufacturing facilities, sports venues, and medical facilities. Some popular sites this group constructed include Patriot Place and Gillette Stadium.

Building relationships and the highest level of integrity are core values of the Kraft Group’s success. Kraft has created this group on these values through entrepreneurial spirit and hard work.

Robert Kraft, as a Philanthropist

Regarding the community, Robert Kraft and his family are among the most philanthropic families you will ever meet. They support various groups, including charities and non-profit organizations. Kraft has supported multiple programs, including healthcare, education, child and women issues, youth sports, and more. Institutions he has supported include Harvard University, Columbia University, Tufts University, Boston College, and Belmont Hill School.

One of his distinctive projects is supporting American Football in Israel, where he built Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem. In 2007, he also gave $5 million to make Robert K. Kraft Field in Columbia.

Robert Kraft is a Trustee of Boston College, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and an Emeritus of Columbia University. He is also a retired member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. See this page on CrunchBase, for additional information.


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