Mr. James C. Zelter is a Co-President & Chief Investment Officer-Credit at Apollo Global Management LLC, a Co-President & Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer at Apollo Credit Management LLC, a Chief Executive Officer & Director at Apollo Investment Corp. and a Chief Executive Officer at Apollo Capital Management LP.
He is on the Board of Directors at Apollo Investment Corp., Dalton Schools, Inc. and DUMAC Business Systems, Inc.
He sharing responsibility for all of Apollo’s revenue-generating and investing businesses.
He focuses on Apollo’s credit and yield business, and serves on the Credit Investment Committee as Chief Investment Officer.
He is also Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: AINV).
He focuses on Apollo’s credit and yield business, and has led Apollo’s broad expansion of its credit platform.
Before joining Apollo in 2006, he was with Citigroup Inc. and its predecessor companies where he was chief investment officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments, after leading the firm's global high-yield and leveraged-finance franchise. Before joining Citigroup, he was a high-yield trader at Goldman Sachs.
He is a board member of DUMAC, the investment management company that oversees the Duke University endowment and Duke Foundation.
He earned an economics degree from Duke University.