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Filippo de Vecchi ’95
Advent International Hong Kong Limited
Filippo de Vecchi joined Advent in February 2000. He started in the Advent São Paulo office, then moved to Milan in 2002, in 2012 set up the Advent office in Shanghai and in 2016 set up the Hong Kong office. Before joining Advent, he was a senior consultant with Value Partners, in São Paulo and Milan, focusing on strategy and organization in the automotive, energy, cable and media sectors. He began his career at Wasserstein Perella & Co., working as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions department in London and New York.
Filippo holds an undergraduate degree cum laude in Economics, with a major in Business Administration, from the LUISS University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers.
Marie Ffolkes ’01
Ms. Ffolkes is an accomplished business leader bringing 25 years of operational, financial, and global experience across various industrial sectors. Since 2015, she served as President, Americas for Air Products (NYSE: APD), a global leader in industrial gases for 80 years with $8.9 billion in revenue and market capitalization of $65 billion, where she executed the strategy to achieve the company's largest and currently the most profitable region. In her role at Air Products, Ms. Ffolkes had P&L responsibility for both North and South American of approximately $4 billion in revenue and $1.625 billion EBITDA, and was responsible for leading a dedicated team of over 7,000 employees at 275 facilities. Ffolkes was instrumental in increasing shareholder value by improving margins nearly 1,600 basis points by improving safety, transparency, optimizing resources, developing commercial excellence, improving reliability, distribution and supply chain, strengthening customer relationships, while developing a pipeline of innovative new products.
Prior to joining Air Products, Ms. Ffolkes held senior executive positions with increasing responsibilities. She served as Vice President and General Manager of North America Ride Performance Division and Global Elastomers at Tenneco Inc., where she served on the Executive Management Team for fours years. Prior to Tenneco, Ms. Ffolkes spent 9 years with Johnson Controls, Inc., where she held key leadership roles, serving as Vice President and General Manager of South America, based on Sao Bernardo, Brazil, and as Vice President and General Manager for JCI's Customer Business Unit in North America. Also at JCI, she was based in Japan in the role or Vice President, Global Japanese Electronics, in addition to the regional responsibility for Japan. From 1995 to 2003, Ms. Ffolkes held positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric, where she worked in Europe, including Manager, Global Mergers and Acquisitions and Manager, Strategic Pricing. She graduated GE's Financial Management Program and is a Certified Black Belt from GE. Ms. Ffolkes brings international experience from living and working in Europe (UK, Brussels, France), South America, Japan, Korea, and China.
Ms. Ffolkes has served on Masco Corporation's Board of Directors (MAS $8.3B) for the past four years as a member of the Audit & Compensation Committees and is a member of the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors since May 2015.
Laurent Ganem ’86
Founder and CEO
G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP
Laurent Ganem is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of G Square Healthcare Private Equity LLP, a London-based Private Equity firm entirely dedicated to investing in pan-European mid-cap Healthcare services and products companies.
Between 1994 and 2007, Laurent was a Partner at Apax Partners in Paris in charge of the Healthcare investment practice: he realized investments in Biotech, MedTech and Healthcare Services companies from startup and early stage to mature buy-outs, in Europe and the United States.
G Square which has over €1 billion under management through three private equity funds (the latest raised in 2019 of €500 million) has invested in companies located in Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, the UK, Benelux, France, Norway, Israel, with subsidiaries in Sweden, Italy and even Latin America.
Laurent is a Member of the Advisory Board of CW Innovation of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Foundation Trust (which runs one of the largest and best performing hospital in the UK), whose mission is to identifies and test new ideas and innovations that improve patient care, patient experience and operational efficiency with a view to scaling and replicating high-impact initiatives across the NHS.
Laurent graduated as Medical Doctor from the University of Paris (1983) and holds an MBA’86 from Columbia Business School.
Bruce C. N. Greenwald
Robert Heilbrunn Professor Emeritus of Finance and Asset Management
Columbia Business School
Described by the New York Times as "a guru to Wall Street's gurus," Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.
Greenwald has been recognized for his outstanding teaching abilities. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Business School’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Columbia University Presidential Teaching Award which honors the best of Columbia's teachers for maintaining the University's longstanding reputation for educational excellence. His classes are consistently oversubscribed.
Since 2007, Greenwald has served as Director of Research and currently Senior Advisor, for First Eagle Investment Management. In addition, Bruce consults worldwide on a variety of issues concerning capital markets, business strategy, corporate finance and labor performance.
Greenwald is the author of several books including Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond (with Judd Kahn, et al, Wiley, 2020), The Curse of the Mogul: What’s Wrong with the World’s Leading Media Companies (with Jonathan A. Knee and Ava Seave, Penguin, 2009), Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy (with Judd Kahn, Putnam Penguin, 2005), and Adverse Selection in the Labor Market (Garland Press, 1980).
Greenwald has received a B.S. and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.P.A. and M.S. from Princeton University.
Dean Emeritus, director of the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
Columbia Business School
A Columbia Business School faculty member since 1988, Glenn Hubbard served as dean from 2004 to 2019.
Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, Hubbard began his teaching career at Northwestern University, moving to Columbia in 1988. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School as well as the University of Chicago. Hubbard also held the John M. Olin Fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.
In government, Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1991 to 1993. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. While serving as CEA chairman, he also chaired the economic policy committee of the OECD. In the corporate sector, he is Chairman of the Board of MetLife, a director of ADP and BlackRock Fixed Income Funds. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
Hubbard and his family live in New York.
Jerome A. Chazen Professor of Global Business
Columbia Business School
Professor Khandelwal’s research focuses on the link between international trade and economic development. He is the Chair of the Economics Division at CBS, a Co-Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and holds affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), J-PAL, and Brookings. He teaches the core Managerial Economics, an elective course on emerging markets, and has taught international seminars on the Indian, Chinese, and Myanmar economies. Amit has a PhD in Economics from Yale University and did his undergraduate degrees in economics and mathematics at Northwestern University.
Dawn Kissi ’21
Columbia Business School
Ms. Kissi multimedia journalist and producer based in New York. She is the co-founder of the digital media firm Emerging Market Media where she serves as Editor of the firm's flagship website, Emerging Market Views, a digital platform delivering financial news and analysis on the emerging and frontier markets for an audience of global market professionals. Dawn began her journalism career at ABC News, has been a staff reporter and producer at a number of financial trade publications, and most recently was a Special Writer for CNBC covering emerging markets and geopolitics. She was a 2017 CUNY Tow-Knight Fellow in entrepreneurial journalism and in 2018 was recognized by media industry trade group FOLIO as a “Top Woman in Media” in the category of entrepreneurship. Dawn holds an MS in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
Henry R. Kravis ’69
Co-founder, Co-Chairman, Co-Chief Executive Officer
Henry Kravis co-founded KKR in 1976. He is actively involved in managing the Firm and serves on each of the regional Private Equity Investment Committees. Mr. Kravis currently serves on the boards of Axel Springer and ICONIQ Capital, LLC. He also serves as a director, chairman emeritus, or trustee of several other cultural, professional, and educational institutions, including The Business Council (former chairman), Claremont McKenna College, Columbia Business School (co-chairman), Mount Sinai Hospital, the Partnership for New York City (former chairman), the Partnership Fund for New York City (founder), Rockefeller University (vice chairman), Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (chairman), and the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in China. He earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1967 and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in 1969. Mr. Kravis has more than four decades of experience financing, analyzing, and investing in public and private companies, as well as serving on the boards of a number of KKR portfolio companies.
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Photo credit: Daniel Baud, Sydney Opera House)
Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics and globalization. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy.
Lulu C. Wang ’83
Founder and CEO
Tupelo Capital Management
Lulu Wang is founder and chief executive officer of Tupelo Capital Management, LLC, a New York based investment firm. Ms. Wang had been a director and executive president of Jennison Associates Capital Corporation for 10 years before founding Tupelo Capital Management in 1998.
While at Jennison, she managed assets for pension, endowment and mutual funds. Ms. Wang joined Jennison Associates in 1988 from Equitable Capital Management, where she held the title of senior vice president and managing director. She had been with Equitable since 1978, and prior to that had been affiliated with Bankers Trust and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
Ms. Wang received her BA from Wellesley College and subsequently earned an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Ms. Wang is on the boards of Columbia Business School, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller University, Asia Society, formerly of MetLife, and is a trustee emerita of Wellesley College and of NY Public Radio. She is the President of Shoreland Foundation and a member of the Advisory Council of Bank of America/US Trust. Her professional as well as nonprofit work have been honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller University, Asia Society, the China Institute, Columbia Women In Business, Girls Inc., the N.Y. Women’s Agenda, Ernst & Young, American Women’s Economic Development and Wellesley College, for which she was the Commencement speaker in 2017.
Ms. Wang is married to Anthony Wang and in their free time, they collect vintage race cars and American furniture and art.
Robert B. Zoellick
Senior Counselor, Brunswick Geopolitical
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
Robert B. Zoellick is Senior Counselor at Brunswick Geopolitical, an advisory service of Brunswick Group, and a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Zoellick serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Twitter, Inc., chairs the International Advisory Council of Standard Chartered Bank, and is on the Advisory Board of Swiss Re. He is a member of the boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Carnegie Endowment, chairs the Global Tiger Initiative, and is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian agency.
Zoellick was the President of the World Bank Group from 2007-12, U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005, and Deputy Secretary of State from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Zoellick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and Under Secretary of State, as well as White House Deputy Chief of Staff. He published his book, “America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy” in August 2020.
Zoellick is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State’s highest honor, the Alexander Hamilton Award of the Department of the Treasury, and the Medal for Distinguished Public Service of the Department of Defense. The German government awarded him the Knight Commanders Cross for his achievements in the course of German unification. The Mexican and Chilean governments awarded him their highest honors for non-citizens, the Aztec Eagle and the Order of Merit, for recognition of his work on free trade, development, and the environment.
Zoellick holds a J.D. magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School, a master's degree in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Swarthmore College.