Pan-European Forum
October 12–14, 2018


Please join us in Paris for the Pan-European Forum 2018, Columbia Business School’s 11th international alumni gathering. This two-day symposium on global socioeconomic trends will bring prominent Business School faculty together with world-class industry leaders, many of whom are alumni at the cutting edge of their fields. If you would like a printed invitation or have questions about this exciting event, please email Rashmi Trivedi, senior associate director, Alumni Relations, at


The forum will take place at exclusive, historic venues in the City of Lights: Hotel d'Evreux 1, the former Crédit Foncier de France; Palais Brongniart 2, Paris’s 19th-century stock exchange; Cercle de l'Union Interalliée 3, a private social and dining club established in 1917 for allied officers serving in World War I; and Les Pavillons de Bercy 4, a uniquely stunning venue, rarely open to the public.



  • Carlos Ghosn

    Chairman and CEO, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi

confirmed faculty members

  • Carri Chan

    Associate Professor of Business

  • Bruce Greenwald

    Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management and Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing

  • Geoff Heal

    Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise and Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

  • Glenn Hubbard

    Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics

  • Jonathan Knee

    Professor of Professional Practice and Co‑director, Media and Technology Program

  • Ketty Maisonrouge

    President of the Luxury Education Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Business

  • Bernd Schmitt

    Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business and Faculty Director, Center on Global Brand Leadership

  • Joseph Stiglitz

    University Professor, Columbia University, Executive Director and Co‑founder, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, and 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

  • Bruce Usher

    Professor of Professional Practice, Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director, and Co-director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

  • Shang-Jin Wei

    N T Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy

  • Daniel Wolfenzon

    Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics and Co‑director, Family Business Program

Steering Committee

  • Marco Assetto ’04

    Managing Director

    Pictet & Cie

  • * Andrew F. Barth ’85

    Retired Chairman

    Capital Guardian Trust Company

  • Richard Bott ’72


    Lear Corporation

  • Jobic de Calan ’09

    Senior Consultant


  • * Russell L. Carson ’67


    The Carson Family Charitable Trust

  • * Mario J. Gabelli ’67

    Chairman and CEO

    GAMCO Investors Inc.

  • * Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64

    Chairman and President

    Signature Communications Ltd.

  • Jock Green-Armytage ’70


    JZ Equity International Ltd.

  • * Andrew S. Gundlach ’01


    First Eagle Investment Management

  • * Ming Chu Hsu ’92


    Alex & Wright Inc.

  • * Ann F. Kaplan ’77


    Circle Wealth Management

  • Denis de Kergerlay


    Cercle de l’Union Interalliée

  • * James W. Keyes ’80

    Chairman and CEO

    Wild Oats Marketplace

    Chief Executive Officer

    Fresh & Easy LLC

  • * John K. Martin Jr. ’94

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc.

  • * Marc O. Mayer ’83

    Head of North American Institutional Investment Management

    Schroders plc

  • Michael de Mello ’81

    Managing Partner

    Carmarjo SGPS Lda

  • * Yuzaburo Mogi ’61

    Honorary CEO and Chairman

    Kikkoman Corporation

  • * Nicholas Oppenheim ’73


    Brifor Limited

  • Benoit Parizet ’09

    Internal Strategy & Investments

    Caisse des Depots et Consignations

  • * Bruce Eben Pindyck Esq. ’71

    Chairman and CEO

    Meridian Industries Inc.

  • * Shaiza M. Rizavi ’96


    Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co.

  • * Paolo Scaroni ’73

    Deputy Chairman

    Rothschild Group

  • * Keith Sherin ’91

    Retired Vice Chairman

    General Electric

  • * Jerry I. Speyer ’64


    Tishman Speyer

  • * Frank K. Tang ’94

    Managing Partner and CEO

    FountainVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.

  • * Charles W. Tate ’72

    Chairman and Founder


  • * John T. Thompson ’81

    Chairman and CEO

    Thompson Distribution Company

  • * Massimo Tosato ’80

    Chief Executive

    Quaestio Capital SA

  • * Filippo de Vecchi ’95

    Managing Director

    Advent International Hong Kong Limited

  • * Lulu C. Wang ’83

    Founder and CEO

    Tupelo Capital Management LLC

  • Pascal Yrissou ’05

    M&A Advisor and Partner

    Actis Investment Private Equity

  • Robert Yu ’03

    Senior Vice President

    Yuyu Pharma

  • * David W. Zalaznick ’78

    Co‑founder and Chairman

    Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers Inc.


  • Benefactor ($100,000)

    • Charles W. Tate ’72

  • Lead Underwriter ($75,000)

    • BNP Paribas Corporate & Investment Banking

    • Xavier Rolet ’84/London Stock Exchange

  • Director ($50,000)

    • Ming Chu Hsu ’92/Alex & Wright Inc.

    • Kikkoman Corporation

    • Frank K. Tang ’94/FountainVest Partners

    • Lulu C. Wang ’83/Tupelo Capital Management

    • Daniel Xu

  • Partner ($25,000)

    • Anonymous

    • Accenture

    • Andrew F. Barth ’85

    • Daniele D. Bodini ’72/Alexander Bodini Foundation

    • Nand Khemka ’56

    • Harrison T. LeFrak ’98

    • Michael de Mello ’81

    • William von Mueffling ’95

    • Keith ’91 and Janet Sherin

    • Jerry I. Speyer ’64/Tishman Speyer

    • Oakleigh Thorne ’86

  • Friend ($15,000)

    • Bill ’72 and Sheila Lambert

    • S. Steven Pan ’88/Regent International Hotels Ltd.

    • Sandra and Tony Tamer

    • Robert Yu ’03/Yuyu Pharma

    • David W. Zalaznick ’78/Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers Inc.

  • Supporter ($10,000)

    • Marco Assetto ’04

    • James Y. Chao ’74

    • Jerome A. Chazen ’50

    • Christopher Wai-Chee Cheng ’79

    • Harry E. Gould Jr. ’64

    • Jock Green-Armytage ’70

    • Shaiza M. Rizavi ’96

  • Contributor ($5,000)

    • Luxury Education Foundation

    • Güler Sabanci

  • In-Kind Donors

    • Vértice, Fine wines from the Douro (Michael de Mello ’81)


To request a printed invitation or for questions, please contact:

Rashmi Trivedi

Senior Associate Director, Alumni Relations

+1 212-851-4313

To request information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Masi Asare

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
+1 212-851-4316

Jordan/Zalaznick Advisers, Inc.