Past Speakers at The Klion Forum

Year SPEAKER
2019

Professor Exequiel Hernandez
Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Assistant Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Wissam Kahi '04
Co-Founder and COO, Eat Offbeat

Ninette Kelley
Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), New York Office

Moderated by Professor Alonso Martinez, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Columbia Business School

2018

Arianna Huffington
Founder and CEO of Thrive Global
Founder of The Huffington Post

Moderated by Professor Gita Johar, Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business in Marketing at Columbia Business School 

2017

Jim Rogers
Former CEO and President of Duke Energy

Professor Geoff Heal
Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School

Moderated by Professor Elke Weber, Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor at Princeton University

2016 Stephen Girsky
President of S.J. Girsky & Co.; Board Member of General Motors
2015 Gary Gensler
Former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
2014

Ms. Denise Morrison
CEO of Campbell Soup Company

Ms. Ellen Oran Kaden
Chief Legal and Government Affairs Officer of Campbell Soup Company

Moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut, Director of the Bernstein Center at Columbia Business School

2013 William Lauder
Executive Chairman of the Estée Lauder Companies
2012 Sir Ronald Cohen
Chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures
2011 Patricia M. Cloherty
Chairman and CEO of Delta Private Equity Partners, LLC and manager of The US Russia Investment Fund and Delta Russia Fund, L.P.
2010 Moisés Naím
Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy
2009 John Bogle
Founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and President of the Bogle Financial Markets Research Center
2008 Peter Cornelius
Chief Economist of AlpInvest Partners
2007 Stanley Litow
Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, and President of IBM International Foundation
2006 Dan Reingold
Former Managing Director and telecom analyst at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse First Boston
2005 Leo Hindery Jr.
Chairman of InterMedia Advisors and Executive-in-Residence at Columbia Business School
2003 Paul Volcker
Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board’s oversight committee
2002

Jack T. Ciesielski
Publisher of The Analyst’s Accounting Observer

Laurence M. Downes
Chairman and CEO of the New Jersey Resources Corporation

Bevis Longstreth
Senior Partner at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton

Marc Sternfeld
Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School

2001

Rosamond Rhodes
Director of Bioethics Education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Richard Juelis
Chief Financial Officer of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Monsignor Maloney
Catholic Chaplain at Columbia and Pastor of the Church of Notre Dame

Professor Peter Juviler
Co-chair and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights

1999

Jens Neumann
Chairman of North American Operations of Volkswagen

Moderated by Professor David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School

1998

Richard B. Fisher
Chairman of the Executive Committee and Director of Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Discover & Co.

Moderated by Professor David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School 

1997

Frank N. Newman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bankers Trust Company

Moderated by Professor David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School 

1996

Herbert F. Aspbury
Senior Managing Director of Chemical Bank

Richard Blackburn
President and Group Executive of NYNEX Worldwide Services

James Marpe
Partner at Andersen Consulting

Moderated by Mr. Robert Callander, Executive-in-Residence at Columbia Business School 

1995

Anne Busquet
Executive Vice President of American Express

David Howe
Partner at Booz, Allen & Hamilton

Michael Novak
George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion & Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute

Moderated by Professor David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School

1994

Paul Van Orden
Executive-in-Residence at the Chazen Institute

Robert Callender
Executive-in-Residence at Chemical Bank

Wayne Cherner
President of Smokefree Services, and former VP of Kidder Peabody Co.

Carol Einiger
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Schon Beechler
Professor of International Management at Columbia Business School

John Whitney
Professor of Quality Management at Columbia Business School

1993

Jack Welch
Former Chairman of General Electric Company

Dr. P. Roy Vagelos '54PS '83PS
Chairman of Regeneron, Former Chairman and CEO of Merck