President & CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust
Katherine E. Fleming is the President & CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world’s wealthiest art institution.
She directed the Institut Remarque at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris from 2006-2011; served as President of the Board of Directors of the University of Piraeus, Greece from 2012-2016; and was Provost of NYU from 2016-2022, where she also holds the Alexander S. Onassis Chair of Hellenic Culture and Civilization.
Among other non-for-profit engagements, Fleming sits on the Administrative Board of the Universities of Paris system, and on the Executive Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
Fleming holds honorary doctorates from the University of Macedonia (PAMAK) and from Ionian University in Greece, and her work has won the Runciman Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, among other honors. In 2015, the Hellenic Republic granted her honorary citizenship in recognition of her contributions to Greece. In 2019, she was nominated Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor and in 2021, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2022, she was made a Commander in the Greek Order of Beneficence.
Educated at Barnard College, the University of Chicago, and the University of California at Berkeley, Fleming is currently co-director of a major oral history project in Greece, www.istorima.org, supported by a significant founding grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.