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David and Lyn Silfen Leadership Series

Speaker at podium of 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

Steven Cannon
CEO, Mercedes Benz US

Richard B. Clark
Chairman, Brookfield Properties

Clay Creasey
Chief Financial Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Laurence D. Fink
Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Alex Gorsky
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Johnson & Johnson

Rochelle B. Lazarus ’70
Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather

Paolo Rocca
Chairman and CEO, Tenaris
 

Richard Saul Wurman
Founder, TED


Past Silfen Leadership Series Speakers

Lord John Browne
Group Chief Executive, BP Global

Michele Burns
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

Kenneth Chenault
CEO, American Express

Leon Cooperman ’67
Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors

Ian Davis
Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.

Bob Diamond
CEO, Barclays Capital

Barry Diller
Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC

Jamie Dimon
Chairman of the Board and CEO, JPMorgan Chase

Carly Fiorina
Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard

Dick Fuld
CEO, Lehman Brothers

Carlos Ghosn
CEO, Nissan Motor Company

Jeffery Kindler
Chairman and CEO, Pfizer

Catherine Kinney
Former President, New York Stock Exchange

Henry Kravis ’69
Founding Partner, KKR

Richard LeFrak ’98
Chairman, LeFrak Organization

John Mack
Chairman and CEO, Morgan Stanley

John Martin ’94
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Time Warner

Ken Moelis
President, UBS Investment Bank

Anne Moore
CEO, Time, Inc.

Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

Dick Parsons
Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Inc.

Stephen Roth
CEO, Vornado Realty Trust

Robert Rubin
Chairman of Executive Committee, Citigroup, Inc; Former US Secretary of the Treasury

William Rudin
President, Rudin Managment

Keith Sherin ’91
Vice Chairman and CEO, General Electric

David Stern
Former Commissioner, National Basketball Association

Henry Swieca ’82
Co-Founder, Highbridge Capital Management
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Talpion Fund Management LP

John Thain
Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch

Jack Welch
former CEO, General Electric Company

Bob Wright
Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Chairman and CEO, NBC Universal, Inc.

Sam Zell
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 fj2131@columbia.edu.

 

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