Co-Founder, Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd.
Allen is a co-founder and managing director of Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd., an international consulting company founded in 1992 which provides privatization assistance and public information services in emerging economies. Since 1985, he has also directed his interest to the fields of real estate, finance, and investment. Previously, he was an associate with and then counsel to Dechert Price & Rhoads, Philadelphia’s second largest law firm with a wide range of corporate, banking, and entrepreneurial clients.
Allen has extensive experience as a trustee, having served on the boards of numerous corporations, schools, as well as organizations concerned with the arts, service, and the environment. Among his current affiliations are: The Academy of Natural Science, Middlesex School, The Jerusalem Foundation, and Audubon Pennsylvania. Allen is a board member of The Howard Hughes Corporation, Q’ligent, and an advisory board member of Pershing Square Capital Management and Post Commercial Real Estate. He is also Chairman of the Leo Model Foundation.
A graduate of Harvard, Allen earned an M.S.W. at Columbia and a J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He has two grown children, Zachary and Katherine, and lives in Philadelphia with his wife Roberta, an oculoplastic surgeon and professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and their daughter Thea.