The UCLA Anderson CEO Forum is an external, peer advisory group offering UCLA Anderson alumni-who are CEOs, Founders, and/or business owners-the opportunity to process challenges facing their respective organizations. The CEO Forum provides members an environment that uniquely leverages the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network to gain essential knowledge and foster a supportive community-with the goal of facilitating growth and lasting success of member organizations.

Read CEO Forum articleJanuary 22, 2020

Membership Benefits


In a time of unprecedented change and opportunity, CEOs are eager for a competitive advantage. The challenges facing a CEO are unique and best understood by, and shared with, other CEOs. The UCLA Anderson CEO Forum leverages the collective experience and knowledge of fellow business leaders from the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network to share and develop tactics, strategies, and solutions specific to member organizations.




Member CEOs participate in a monthly, half-day meeting with ~10-12 fellow Anderson CEOs.  The meetings leverage a proven issue-processing methodology (similar to Vistage and other peer advisory groups) as well as occasional guest speakers and networking opportunities to ensure business and personal growth.  Member can also tap into the collective knowledge of their peers on non-meeting days. This culminates in an annual retreat that brings together all the CEO Forum groups for workshops and sessions. Specific details are as follows:

        Half-day meetings will be held every month (typically 8am-1pm or 12-5pm)
        Meetings will be hosted at a different member's office site or other chosen location (e.g. each member will host approximately once a year)
        Attendance at every meeting is mandatory
        Members will be allowed one absence per year for extenuating circumstances
        Candidates must be able to attend monthly meetings in person.
        Membership fee of $225 (charged monthly; first three months’ charged upfront)


Candidate Criteria


CEO Forum candidate should meet the following criteria:

        Earned a MBA, MFE, MSBA, or PhD degree from UCLA Anderson
        Be a company Founder and/or CEO
        Have employees vs. being an individual proprietor
        Own and/or manage a company with revenues

A decision to join the UCLA Anderson CEO Forum is an investment in yourself and the future of your organization. Submit an application to become a member of UCLA Anderson's collaborative community of leaders. 

Contact our Manager of CEO Forums for more information at keri.kraft@anderson.ucla.edu

The UCLA Anderson CEO Forum has far exceeded my expectations. My fellow group members bring that same consistent, high level of analysis that we all enjoyed at Anderson. They cut through the clutter so quickly that insights and tactics suggested can be applied the next day.

Gregory Cote '96


The CEO Forum has provided a key safe place for me to discuss difficult topics. The CEO role can be very lonely and understood only really by other CEOs. There are many topics where we need an outside point of view from folks that understand. That is what the UCLA Anderson CEO forum provides for me.

David Melnick ‘96

CEO, Weblife