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David and Lyn Silfen Leadership Series
At Columbia Business School, one of our great strengths is our ability to attract world-class leaders to campus to share their ideas and experience with the next generation of business innovators. The David and Lyn Silfen Leadership Series is central to this effort. The series is an unparalleled learning opportunity for the entire School community, as renowned figures come to share cutting-edge ideas, leadership styles, and personal philosophies with our students and faculty members.
As such, these exchanges provide a distinct competitive advantage for Columbia. They can be beneficial for your firm, as well. Take advantage of this unique opportunity by partaking in an open dialogue with us and cement your firm’s reputation for leadership.
Silfen Leadership Series: 2013–14 Speakers
Keith Banks ’81
President, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth
CEO, Mercedes Benz US
Richard B. Clark
Chairman, Brookfield Properties
Chief Financial Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Rochelle B. Lazarus ’70
Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather
Chairman and CEO, Tenaris
Richard Saul Wurman
Past Silfen Leadership Series Speakers
Lord John Browne
Group Chief Executive, BP Global
Executive Director and CEO, Marsh & McLennan Retirement Policy Center
Paul Calello ’87
CEO, Credit Suisse
Arnold Chavkin ’77
Managing Director, Pine Brook Road Partners, LLC
CEO, American Express
Leon Cooperman ’67
Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors
Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.
CEO, Barclays Capital
Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC
Chairman of the Board and CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard
CEO, Lehman Brothers
CEO, Nissan Motor Company
Chairman and CEO, Pfizer
Former President, New York Stock Exchange
Henry Kravis ’69
Founding Partner, KKR
Richard LeFrak ’98
Chairman, LeFrak Organization
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley
John Martin ’94
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Time Warner
President, UBS Investment Bank
CEO, Time, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.
CEO, Vornado Realty Trust
Chairman of Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc; Former US Secretary of the Treasury
President, Rudin Managment
Keith Sherin ’91
Vice Chairman and CEO, General Electric
Former Commissioner, National Basketball Association
Henry Swieca ’82
Co-Founder, Highbridge Capital Management
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Talpion Fund Management LP
Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch
former CEO, General Electric Company
Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Chairman and CEO, NBC Universal, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Equity Group Investments, Tribune Company
For more information on the Silfen Leadership Series, please contact Felicia Ganthier at 212-854-8071 or email@example.com.
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