Wednesday, May 17, 2018
Laurence D. Fink is founder, chairman and chief executive officer of BlackRock, Inc. He also leads the firm’s global executive committee. He and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. Today, the firm is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm in the world. Fink was named one of the “World’s Most Respected Leaders” by Fortune in 2016, “CEO of the Decade” by Financial News in 2011, and one of the “World’s Best CEO’s” by Barron’s for 11 consecutive years. Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Fink was a member of the management committee and a managing director of The First Boston Corporation. During his tenure at First Boston, he was co-head of the taxable fixed income division, which was responsible for trading and distribution of all government, mortgage and corporate securities. Fink serves as a member of the board of trustees of New York University and is co- chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center board of trustees. He also serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art, the Council on Foreign Relations and The Nature Conservancy. He is also an executive committee member of the Partnership for New York City. He earned an MBA, with a concentration in real estate, from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a B.A. in political science from UCLA in 1974.
Plank, who delivered UCLA Anderson's EMBA Class of 2010 commencement address, founded Under Armour in 1996. As a former member of the University of Maryland football team, he was tired of having to change his sweat-soaked cotton T-shirts over and over again during two-a-days. He set out to develop a next-generation shirt that would remain drier and lighter, creating a high-performance answer to the sweat-drenched cotton dilemma. He has built Under Armour into a leading innovative performance apparel, footwear and equipment company - outfitting athletes around the world.
Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T/Time Warner Merger Integration Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.
Chris has spent over 34 years with Nestlé, the world's leading food and beverage company. He has held positions across various businesses and functions in the United States, Japan, France, Taiwan and Switzerland. He is a member of the Executive Board and is currently responsible for Nestlé Business Excellence.
Johnson currently serves on the board of GS1 (Global Standards One) and as treasurer of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.A. from Occidental College and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T/Time Warner Merger Integration Planning, AT&T Services, Inc.
Board of Advisors John Stankey, leads AT&T's Time Warner Merger Integration Planning team. Most recently, he led the AT&T Entertainment Group, responsible for the company's DIRECTV and consumer wireless businesses.
Stankey has served as CEO of AT&T Entertainment Group, which includes DirecTV, the telco's consumer entertainment offerings including video and content development, and its mobility, broadband internet, and advertising businesses.
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Most recently, McCarthy served as EVP for Corporate Real Estate, Alliances and Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company. Prior to joining Disney in 2000 she had an 18-year career in banking, including a role as CFO of Imperial Bancorp and various executive positions at First Interstate Bancorp.
McCarthy has been named one of Treasury & Risk’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance” multiple times, hailed as Treasury Today’s Woman of the Year in 2015, won LA Business Journal’s Executive of the Year in June 2016, and in December 2016, was honored as one of the Entertainment Diversity Council’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment”. With a long-standing passion for women’s education, she is a Trustee of the Westridge School for Girls and mentors women interested in STEM fields.
CEO, Airbus Group
Enders is CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Airbus Group since 2012. Before that he led the Defense Systems and Commercial Aircraft divisions of Airbus and EADS for ten years. A global pioneer in aeronautics, space and defense-related services, the Airbus Group operates in more than 170 locations with more than 138,000 employees worldwide. With its leading presence in aerospace and defense markets, Airbus Group drives technological innovation, strengthening its localized presence around the globe.
Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy
Debra L. Reed is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services. The Sempra Energy companies’ 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide.
Reed is one of 21 female chief executive officers of Fortune 500 companies and, from 2011 to 2016, she was recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business. Reed also was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the nation’s most influential female CEOs.
EVP & CFO, Nike, Inc.
Andy Campion is currently NIKE, Inc.’s EVP & Chief Financial Officer, having assumed this position in August 2015. Campion joined NIKE in 2007 as Vice President of Global Planning and Development, leading strategic and financial planning. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the NIKE Brand in 2010, responsible for leading all aspects of financial management for the company’s flagship brand. In 2014, Campion added additional responsibilities as NIKE, Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Strategy, Finance and Investor Relations while maintaining his role as Chief Financial Officer of the NIKE Brand.
Campion joined NIKE from The Walt Disney Company where he held leadership roles in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, operations planning, investor relations and tax from 1996 to 2007. Campion earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at UCLA and MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He also earned a Juris Doctor (JD) and Master’s Degree in the Laws in Taxation (LLM) from the University of San Diego. Campion is a lifelong Lakers and UCLA basketball fan, and has also developed a passion for running since joining NIKE. The story of NIKE’s Steve “Pre” Prefontaine inspired him to begin running marathons.
Susan Wojcicki is CEO of YouTube, the world’s most popular digital video platform, used by a billion people across the globe to access information, share video and shape culture. An early champion of online video who was instrumental in Google’s 2006 acquisition of YouTube, Wojcicki now oversees YouTube’s content and business operations, engineering and product development.
Prior to joining YouTube in February 2014, Wojcicki was senior vice president of advertising and commerce at Google, where she oversaw the design and engineering of AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick and Google Analytics. She joined Google in 1999 as the company's first marketing manager and led the initial development of several key consumer products, including Google Images and Google Books. In 2002, Wojcicki began working on Google’s advertising products and over the next 12 years she led teams that helped define the vision and direction of Google’s monetization platforms. Before joining Google, Wojcicki worked at Intel, Bain & Company and a number of startups. She graduated with honors from Harvard University. She holds a master’s in economics from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Executive Chairman, P&G
A.G. Lafley is P&G’s Executive Chairman of the Board. In this role, A.G. leads P&G’s Board of Directors, and provides advice and counsel to the CEO and P&G leadership on Company and business strategies, portfolio choices, and organization decisions. A.G. first served as P&G’s President & CEO from 2000 to 2009, and assumed the additional role of Chairman of the Board in 2002. During this time, the Company more than doubled sales and grew its portfolio of billion-dollar brands from 10 to 23 with a focus on consumer-driven innovation and consistent, reliable, sustainable growth.
Ironically, A.G. never intended to pursue a career in business. He grew up in Keene, New Hampshire, and graduated from Hamilton College with a plan to become a teacher and basketball coach. He took a break to study history, politics, art, cinema, and drama in Paris, returning to the U.S. in 1969 to enter a Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia. Then, his plans changed. A.G. joined the U.S. Navy in 1970 where he oversaw all the retail and service operations for 10,000 Navy and Marine corps and their families in Japan. It was his first general manager job, and he was hooked.
After the Navy, A.G. graduated from Harvard Business School and joined P&G in 1977. Over the next 15 years, he moved up through the Company’s laundry and cleaning businesses, delivering record results and leading organizations responsible for some of P&G’s biggest innovations, including Liquid Tide and Tide with Bleach.
A.G. went back to Japan in 1994, with responsibility for all of P&G’s operations in Asia. He laid the foundation for a return to growth in Japan and helped build P&G’s business in China from less than $90 million to nearly $1 billion in sales. In 1999, A.G. ran P&G’s fast-growing Beauty business, along with the Company’s business in North America—its largest single market. In 2000, A.G. was elected President and Chief Executive of P&G. In the nine years that followed, annual organic sales grew—on average—5%. Core earnings-per-share grew 12% and free cash flow productivity increased 111%. He retired from P&G in early 2010 and served as a senior advisor at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice until returning to P&G in 2013 as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 2013, A.G. has led the transformation of P&G to focus and balance the Company’s goals, strategies, portfolio and structure for improved performance.