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Darius Adamczyk is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell.
Before being elected Chairman in 2018 and named President and CEO in 2017, Darius served as President and Chief Operating Officer. His focus in these roles has been on accelerating Honeywell’s organic growth, expanding margins, creating a premier technology company, deploying capital effectively and building a high-performance culture.
He joined Honeywell in 2008 when Metrologic, where he was Chief Executive Officer, was acquired. He served as President of Honeywell’s Scanning and Mobility business for four years, doubling the size of the business, before leading a turnaround over two years as President of Process Solutions. In 2014, Darius was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.
Before joining Honeywell, Darius held several leadership positions with Ingersoll Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton. He began his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.
Born in Poland on February 8, 1966, Darius emigrated to the United States at age 11. He earned his MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University.
Jean-Paul Agon has pursued his entire career with L’Oréal. Jean-Paul Agon's career is like the man himself: energetic, unwavering and enterprising. With a background spanning a wide range of responsibilities, he has forged leadership skills underpinned by key expertise: in-depth knowledge of how the company operates an international approach and a global vision of major challenges ahead.
John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as chair of security and strategy and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
Allen served in two senior diplomatic roles following his retirement from the Marine Corps. First, for 15 months as senior advisor to the secretary of defense on Middle East Security, during which he led the security dialogue for the Israeli/Palestinian peace process. President Barack Obama then appointed Allen as special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, a position he held for 15 months. Allen’s diplomatic efforts grew the coalition to 65 members, effectively halting the expansion of ISIL. In recognition of this work, he was presented the Department of State Distinguished Honor Award by Secretary John Kerry and the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Public Service Award by Director James Clapper.
During his nearly four-decade military career, Allen served in a variety of command and staff positions in the Marine Corps and the Joint Force. He commanded 150,000 U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan from July 2011 to February 2013. Allen is the first Marine to command a theater of war. During his tenure as ISAF commander, he recovered the 33,000 U.S. surge forces, moved the Afghan National Security Forces into the lead for combat operations, and pivoted NATO forces from being a conventional combat force into an advisory command.
Allen’s first tour as a general officer was as the principal director of Asia-Pacific policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a position he held for nearly three years. In this assignment, he was involved extensively with policy initiatives involving China, Taiwan, Mongolia, and Southeast Asia. Allen also participated in the Six Party Talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and played a major role in organizing the relief effort during the South Asian tsunami from 2004 to 2005.
Beyond his operational and diplomatic credentials, Allen has led professional military educational programs, including as director of the Marine Infantry Officer Program and commanding officer of the Marine Corps Basic School. He twice served at the United States Naval Academy, first as a military instructor, where he was named instructor of the year in 1990, and later as commandant of midshipmen; the first Marine Corps officer to hold this position. Allen was the Marine Corps fellow to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the first Marine officer to serve as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where today he is a permanent member.
Among his other affiliations, Allen is a senior fellow at the Merrill Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He is an “Ancien” of the NATO Defense College in Rome, and a frequent lecturer there.
Allen is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign awards.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in operations analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in national security studies from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College, and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the National Defense University.
Geraldine Amiel, 47, is Bloomberg News Paris bureau chief since September 2014. She joined after eight years as The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires News Editor for its Paris bureau, where she also covered the energy industry.
Prior to that, Geraldine was briefly CNCB's Paris correspondent after eight years at Agence France-Presse as deputy chief of the Economics department in Paris and various jobs in New York and London.
Geraldine holds a Master Degree in International Law and European Law from Assas-Paris II university and graduated from the Centre de Formation des Journalistes, one of France's top journalism schools.
Geraldine is fluent in French (native) and English, speaks and reads German and Spanish and can manage a little bit of Italian. She's also an alumnus of Die Zeit/Bucerius Foundation, a think-tank based in Hamburg and focused on foreign affairs and diplomacy.
Gerard Baker is Editor At Large of The Wall Street Journal. He writes columns and commentary for the Journal. He is also the host of “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker,” a weekly news and current affairs interview show on the Fox Business Network.
Mr. Baker previously served as Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones from 2013 to 2018. Before that, Mr. Baker was Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal.
He has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and broadcasting for some of the world’s most famous news organizations, and also has the distinction of being the first British citizen to moderate a US presidential debate when he co-hosted a Republican primary debate in November 2015 that was watched live by more than 15 million people
Mr. Baker was previously Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal from 2009-2013.
Before joining the Journal, Mr. Baker was the U.S. Editor and an Assistant Editor of The Times of London, where he wrote news and commentary for Britain’s longest continuously published newspaper and oversaw U.S. coverage for the paper and online editions.
From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Baker worked for the Financial Times, first as Tokyo Correspondent, where he wrote about the country’s financial crisis, and then, from 1998 to 2002, as Washington Bureau Chief, where he led a team of 10 correspondents and provided extensive reporting and analysis of the Federal Reserve. From 2002 to 2004, he was the FT’s Chief U.S. Commentator and an Associate Editor.
Before joining the FT, Mr. Baker worked for the BBC from 1988 to 1994, as a producer, then as U.S. producer, and finally as Economics Correspondent for TV and radio.
In addition to the Journal, the FT, The Times and the BBC, Mr. Baker’s work has appeared in many other publications, and he has been a frequent television and radio contributor in the UK, the U.S. and around the world.
Mr. Baker started his working life in the financial sector, first as an analyst at the Bank of England, then as an economist at Lloyds Bank in the city of London.
He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, where he graduated in 1983 with a First Class Honours Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
John M. Beck is Founder and Chairman of Aecon Group Inc. A graduate in Civil Engineering from McGill University, Mr. Beck has more than 50 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and internationally. His background includes corporate leadership in numerous construction activities including heavy civil projects and public-private partnerships for the development of infrastructure, such as airports, toll roads and transit systems.
Mr. Beck is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Financing Authority and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has been Co-Chair of the Infrastructure & Urban Development Industries at the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary and also a member of the Business Council of Canada. He was previously Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Power Authority, a government agency with responsibility for planning and procuring all of the province’s power needs for the next 20 years. Mr. Beck received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Award in the Manufacturing and Construction category for Ontario and the 2018 Par Excellence in Business Award from the French Canada Chamber of Commerce – Ontario. He also received the LiUNA Builder’s Award at the 2018 Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) and was named P3 Champion of the Year by the Canadian Council of Public Private Partnerships in 2013. In recognition of his distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession, Mr. Beck was inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Robert A. Bradway is Amgen’s chairman and chief executive officer. Bradway became chairman in January 2013 and chief executive officer in May 2012. Bradway served as the company’s president and chief operating officer from May 2010 to May 2012, and was appointed to the Amgen Board of Directors in October 2011. He joined the company in 2006 as vice president, Operations Strategy, and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from April 2007 to May 2010.
Prior to joining Amgen, he was a managing director at Morgan Stanley in London where, beginning in 2001, he had responsibility for the firm’s banking department and corporate finance activities in Europe. Bradway joined Morgan Stanley in New York as a health care industry investment banker in 1985 and moved to London in 1990.
He is a member of the board of directors of The Boeing Company, serving on its Audit and Finance committees. Bradway serves on the board of trustees of the University of Southern California and on the advisory board of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at that university. He is the chairman of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a non-profit organization comprised of executives founded to bring solutions to cancer treatment and prevention. He is a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, which is helping the Association meet its goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans. Bradway is also a member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) board of directors.
Bradway holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Amherst College and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.
Patrice Caine is a graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris and holds the rank of Ingénieur en Chef of the Corps des Mines. He began his career in 1992 with the pharmaceutical group Fournier before becoming an adviser on mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategy at Charterhouse Bank Limited in London.
From 1995 to 1998, he was special adviser to the Prefect of the Franche-Comté region of France and head of the Industrial Development and Energy Division at DRIRE, the French agency responsible for industry, research and the environment.
From 1998 to 2000, he joined the Conseil Général des Mines, in charge of human resources for the Corps des Mines. At the same time, he was responsible for training engineering students at the École des Mines de Paris for the Technical Grand Corps of the French State. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the technical advisor on energy at the cabinet office of the French Minister for the economy, finance and industry.
In 2002, Patrice Caine joined the Thales Group's Strategy department before being appointed to manage the following operating units - Air & Naval, Communication, Navigation & Identification, Air Systems, Radio-communication Products, and Network & Infrastructure Systems and Protection Systems.
In February 2013, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Performance Officer and joined the Executive Committee.
Patrice Caine was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales in December 2014.
He was awarded the Médaille de la Défense Nationale (National Defence Medal - Bronze) and in 2014, he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Knight of the National Order of Merit).
Bertrand Camus is CEO of SUEZ as of May 14, 2019.
He has been SUEZ’s Senior Executive VP for Africa, the Middle East, India, Asia and Australia since March 2018.
A graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, he joined SUEZ in 1994.
He successively held positions as COO of the subsidiary Aguas Argentinas from 2000 to 2006 and Director of Internal Audit at SUEZ.
In 2008, he was appointed CEO of water activities for North America and, in 2015, Deputy CEO of the Water Europe division and CEO of Water France.
Bertrand Camus was born on February 9, 1967.
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu is a graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des mines de Paris and an engineer of the Corps des mines. He began his career within the French Administration, particularly working for the Ministry of Industry and as technical advisor to the Minister of Labor. In 1993, he joined the Rhône-Poulenc group where he held several management positions. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Rhodia group, and then Chairman-CEO in 2008. In September 2011, following the merger of the Rhodia and Solvay groups, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was named Vice Chairman of the Solvay Executive Committee. From May 2012 to the end of February 2019, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO of Solvay. On May 18, 2018, he was named Director and Chairman of the Board of ENGIE.
Stacey Cunningham is the President of the NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She is the 67th President and the first woman to lead the NYSE Group.
Most recently, she was the NYSE COO where she was responsible for NYSE’s five equity markets and two options markets, leading the company’s strategy for its equities, equity derivatives and ETF businesses. Prior to serving as COO, Cunningham was President of NYSE Governance Services and served as Head of Sales & Relationship Management at NYSE. Before joining NYSE, Cunningham held several senior positions at Nasdaq.
Cunningham began her career on the NYSE trading floor where she served as a specialist.
Cunningham earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.
Mr. Desmarais is Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Power Corporation and Executive Co-Chairman of Power Financial. He joined Power in 1981 and assumed the position of Vice-President the following year. In 1984, he led the creation of Power Financial to consolidate Power’s major financial holdings, as well as Pargesa Holding SA, under a single corporate entity. Mr. Desmarais served as Vice-President of Power Financial from 1984 to 1986, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1986 to 1989, as Executive Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1990, as Executive Chairman from 1990 to 2005, as Chairman of the Executive Committee from 2006 to 2008 and as Executive Co-Chairman from 2008 until today. He also served as Vice-Chairman of Power Corporation from 1991 to 1996. He was named Chairman and Co-CEO of Power Corporation in 1996.
After Power Financial and the Frère Group of Belgium took control of Pargesa in 1990, Mr. Desmarais moved to Europe from 1991 to 1994, to develop the partnership with the Frère Group and to restructure the Pargesa group. From 1982 to 1990, he was a member of the Management Committee of Pargesa, in 1991, Executive Vice-Chairman and then Executive Chairman of the Committee; in 2003, he was appointed Co-Chief Executive Officer and in 2013 named Chairman of the Board. He has been a Director of Pargesa since 1992.
He is a director of many Power group companies in North America, including Power Financial, Great-West Lifeco, Great-West Life, Great-West Life & Annuity, London Life, Canada Life Financial, Canada Life, Putnam Investments, IGM Financial, Investors Group and Mackenzie. In Europe, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and a director of Total, Lafarge and SGS.
Mr. Desmarais is Chairman of the Board of Governors of The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Canada), a Trustee of The Brookings Institution, a Co-Chair of the Brookings International Advisory Council and a member of the Brookings Executive Committee (Washington), a member of The Business Council (United States) and Chairman of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives. He is also active on a number of philanthropic advisory councils.
In 1994, he received the Insigne d’Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne of Belgium. In 2005, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada and he received the Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of International Business. In 2009, he was named an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and in 2012, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in France. He holds a number of honorary doctorates.
He obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a MBA from the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD), France.
Laurence D. Fink is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. He and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment and technology solutions to help investors build better financial futures. Today, BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment firm in the world. Mr. Fink has been named one of the "World's Greatest Leaders" by Fortune, and Barron’s has named him one of the "World's Best CEOs" for 14 consecutive years.
Prior to founding BlackRock in 1988, Mr. Fink was a member of the Management Committee and a Managing Director of The First Boston Corporation.
He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University (NYU) and the World Economic Forum, and is Co-Chairman of the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Museum of Modern Art and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing and on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City.
Mr. Fink earned an MBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1976 and a BA in political science from UCLA in 1974.
Anne M. Finucane is vice chairman at Bank of America and also serves as chairman of the board of Bank of America Europe. As a member of the executive management team, Finucane is responsible for the strategic positioning of Bank of America and leads the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG), sustainable finance, capital deployment and public policy efforts.
As chairman of the board of Bank of America Europe, the firm’s EU bank headquartered in Dublin, Finucane oversees more than €60 billion in assets. Finucane also serves on the board of BofA Securities Europe SA, the bank’s EU broker-dealer in Paris, with both entities playing a critical role in the company’s post Brexit European growth strategy. Bank of America has almost 3,000 employees across both entities.
Finucane chairs the Global ESG Committee at Bank of America, which directs all of the company’s ESG efforts. She also co-chairs the Sustainable Markets Committee with COO Tom Montag, which collaborates across business lines to deliver innovative financing solutions in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including affordable housing, sustainable energy, clean water and sanitation, education and health care. She stewards Bank of America’s $300 billion environmental business initiative, oversees the company’s $1.6 billion Community Development Financial Institution portfolio and chairs the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
Active in the community, Finucane serves on a variety of corporate and nonprofit boards of directors including Carnegie Hall, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the World Bank Group’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), CVS Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mass General Brigham Healthcare, Special Olympics, the (RED) Advisory Board, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and The Ireland Funds. She served on the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Finucane has received numerous professional and public service accolades. She has regularly been named to Forbes’ and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women lists, along with American Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking. In 2019, Finucane was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Ad Hall of Fame as well as the CMO Hall of Fame, and received the Edward M. Kennedy Institute Award for Inspired Leadership. In March 2018, Finucane was honored with the Leadership Award by The Ireland Funds.
James P. Gorman is Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Gorman became CEO in January 2010 and Chairman in January 2012. He joined the Firm in February 2006 and was named Co-President in December 2007.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. Prior to this, he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and began his career as an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, Mr. Gorman serves as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Council on Foreign Relations, Chairman of the Financial Services Forum, and Co-Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School, and is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable.
He formerly served as President of the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S.
Federal Reserve Board, Co-Chairman of the Partnership for New York City, Chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and Co- Chairman of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Mr. Gorman, who was born in Australia, earned a B.A. and Law degree from the
University of Melbourne and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Graduate of the Ecole nationale d’administration (French National School of Administration) (the Léon Gambetta class), Catherine Guillouard began her career at the Ministry of Economy in the French Treasury. In 1997, she joined Air France where she was notably Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Change management and Senior Vice-President of Finance for the Group. In 2007, Ms. Guillouard joined Eutelsat Communications as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group’s Executive Committee. She left this position in 2013 to join Rexel Group as Chief Financial Officer in charge of Finance, Control and Legal Affairs and then Deputy CEO, member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee. Catherine Guillouard has been a board member at Engie since 2015 and at Airbus since 2016.
On August 2nd, 2017, Ms. Guillouard was appointed Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of RATP Group. She is also Vice-President of Systra’s supervisory board, the RATP Group and SNCF joint engineering subsidiary.
Angel Gurría came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service that included two ministerial posts. As Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1994 to January 1998, he made dialogue and consensus-building one of the hallmarks of his approach to global issues. From January 1998 to December 2000, he was Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Public Credit. For the first time in a generation, he steered Mexico’s economy through a change of Administration without a recurrence of the financial crises that had previously dogged such changes.
Annmarie Hordern is a journalist for Bloomberg TV and Radio in London covering global markets with a focus on oil, energy, and geopolitics. She also hosts a weekly segment dedicated to diversity in business as a driver of success.
Hordern has interviewed high profile executives and policy makers, including the CEOs of BP, Unilever and LVMH. She has spoken numerous times with the Energy Ministers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation. She has also covered some of the biggest recent news events including the historic meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin in Helsinki, and the devastating fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.
Hordern is a contributor to Bloomberg News, Bloomberg.com, and TicToc. Her feature on Wu-Tang Clan and Martin Shkreli was published in Businessweek Magazine, and the story was cited in more than 500 publications around the world, including the BBC and The New York Times. It was also mentioned in a U.S. Senate hearing on drug pricing.
Prior to this, Annmarie served as the executive producer for Bloomberg TV’s EMEA newsroom, managing a team of more than a dozen producers from Dubai to London. She was named on the Forbes “30-Under-30” list for media in 2017.
Marianne Lake is the Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Lending at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. In this role, Lake is the CEO of Card Services and responsible for Home Lending and Auto Finance. Chase Card Services is the number one credit card issuer in the United States based on sales volume and loans outstanding, inclusive of Chase's consumer and small business card businesses.
Lake, who has been with firm for 20 years, was previously the Chief Financial Officer for the company from 2013 to 2019. As CFO, she was responsible for a number of areas, including Finance and Business Management, Investor Relations, Chief Investment Office, Chief Data Office and the Chief Administrative Office.
Prior to this, Lake held several roles in the finance organization including Chief Financial Officer of Consumer & Community Banking from 2009 to 2012, and Global Controller for the Investment Bank from 2007 to 2009. She also managed global financial infrastructure and control programs as part of the Corporate Finance group from 2004 to 2007.
During Lake's first five years at the company, she worked at both Chase and J.P. Morgan in London. At Chase, she was the Senior Financial Officer in the United Kingdom, and at J.P. Morgan, she was the Chief Financial Officer for the Credit Trading business. Lake started her career as a chartered accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their London and Sydney offices.
Lake is the co-founder of the Women on the Move initiative and the Operating Committee sponsor of the Women on the Move Interactive Network, the largest employee Business Resource Group at the company. She is on the Board of Directors of the New York City Ballet and has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Reading University in the United Kingdom.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group from 2008 to 2016, Monique F. Leroux is the President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) and the founder and Chair of the International Summit of Cooperatives.
She is also Chair of the Board of Investissement Québec, Chair of the Quebec Economic and Innovation Council, appointed by the Quebec Government in 2016 and a member of The Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, created in February 2017.
She is also chair of the Board of Governors of the Society for the Celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and Metropolis 2017. She serves as an independent Board member of global companies such as Bell (BCE), Couche-tard (ATD), Michelin (ML-France), Crédit Mutuel/CIC as well as S&P Global.
Ms. Leroux is a Member of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec and a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur. She also holds honorary doctorates and awards from eight Canadian universities.
Alison Mass is Chairman of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) and is an advisor to corporate and private equity clients globally. She is a member of the Management Committee and IBD Executive Committee. Ms. Mass is also a member of the Board of Advisors of Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs’ $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership.
Previously, she was Global Head of the Financial and Strategic Investors Group (FSIG) in IBD, responsible for relationships with private equity and multi-national clients. Before that, Ms. Mass was Co-Head of FSIG in the Americas from 2003 to 2015. She joined Goldman Sachs as a partner in 2001.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mass worked at Merrill Lynch from 1990 to 2001 and held several senior management positions in the securities and investment banking areas. Earlier in her career, she worked at Drexel Burnham.
Ms. Mass serves as a member of the Stern Board of Overseers of New York University Stern School of Business.
David McCormick is CEO of Bridgewater Associates, responsible for overseeing the firm’s strategy, governance, and business operations. David joined Bridgewater in 2009 and previously served as the firm’s President, before becoming Co-CEO in 2017 and CEO in 2020.
Before joining Bridgewater, David was the U.S. Treasury under Secretary for International Affairs in the George W. Bush Administration during the global financial crisis. Prior to that, he served in senior posts on the National Security Council and in the Department of Commerce.
From 1999-2005 David was a technology entrepreneur, serving as CEO and then President of two publicly-traded software companies, FreeMarkets, Inc. and Ariba, Inc.
Earlier in his career David was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a former Army officer and a veteran of the First Gulf War.
David serves as a Trustee on several boards including the United Service Organizations (USO) and The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He also serves as the Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s International Advisory Board.
After graduating with a degree in finance, management and economics, Florent Menegaux joined Price Waterhouse in 1986 as a consultant. He was soon appointed manager, specializing in interest rate risk control and management for banks.
In 1991, Exel Logistics France, a logistics and transport company, offered him the position of Finance Director. Six months later, he was promoted General Manager. From 1995 to 1996, Florent Menegaux was General Manager of the General Cargo Transport division for the Norbert Dentressangle Group.
In 1997, Florent Menegaux joined Michelin as Commercial Director for truck tires in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In 2000, Michelin appointed him Sales Director for Truck Tires Original Equipment and Replacement markets for North America. In 2003, he became head of Truck Tires for South America.
In 2005, he was appointed head of the Africa – Middle East Zone.
In January 2006, Florent Menegaux became responsible for the Group’s Passenger Car and Light Truck Tire Replacement Business Unit for Europe, before being appointed Executive Vice President for the Passenger Car and Light Truck worldwide activities, becoming a member of the Group Executive Committee, in 2008. He also oversees Michelin’s Motorsports activities and Materials business.
In December 2014, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and then Senior Executive Vice President of the Michelin Group in 2017.
In January 2018, he also supervises the Group’s Business Directions, and the Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Customer Experience Operational Directions.
On May 18, 2018, Florent Menegaux is named Managing General Partner of the Group.
On May 17, 2019, Florent Menegaux is named Chief Executive Officer.
Starting his career in Société Générale, working primarily within the Corporate & Investment Banking division, Jean Pierre held numerous senior positions in various markets and financing activities.In 2015 he became a London based partner of Tikehau Capital, an investment management group, with specific focus and responsibility for Tikehau's international expansion; he also advised many financialinstitutions and completed large amounts of fundraising for various social enterprises and non-profit institutions, also as trustee.He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit in July 2016.On July 1st2019, Jean Pierre became President of the European Banking Federation (EBF).
Vas Narasimhan, M.D., has been Chief Executive Officer of Novartis, one of the world’s largest medicines producers, since 2018. During his career at Novartis, Dr. Narasimhan has overseen the licensure of over 30 novel medicines, including cell and gene therapies and vaccines.
Dr. Narasimhan set a vision to transform Novartis into a focused medicines company powered by advanced therapy platforms and data science, and Novartis has completed $70 billion in transactions since he became CEO. Under his leadership, Novartis has also embarked on an ambitious digital transformation and a journey to foster an inspired, curious, and unbossed culture to drive performance.
Dr. Narasimhan is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the board of African Parks, a nonprofit conservation organization. He has been recognized as one of the Top Global Influencers on LinkedIn, where he shares his personal journey to reimagine leadership.
Swaha Pattanaik is Global Economics Editor at Reuters Breakingviews, based in London. Previously Reuters’ EMEA Financial Markets Editor, she writes about global financial markets, macroeconomics, and policymaking. She was posted to Paris as Reuters’ senior economics correspondent and to Brussels as its European economic and monetary affairs correspondent. Before then she was the head of the Reuters FX reporting desk in London. Prior to joining Reuters, she worked for Bloomberg, Euromoney, and consulting firm IDEA. She has an MSc in Political Theory and Political Sociology from Birkbeck and a BSc (Econ) in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics.
Douglas L. Peterson, age 59, was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global, effective November 2013, and he joined the Company in September 2011 as President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Previously, Mr. Peterson was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity that operates in more than 100 countries.
Mr. Peterson was with Citigroup for 26 years, during which time he led diversified businesses in investment and corporate banking, brokerage, asset management, private equity and retail banking. His prior roles include CEO of Citigroup Japan, Chief Auditor of Citigroup, and Country Manager for Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Mr. Peterson is a Steward of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Shaping the Future of Long-Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development System and a member of WEF’s Financial Services Governors Community. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, the US-China Business Council, the Partnership for New York City and the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Boards of Trustees of Claremont McKenna College and the Paul Taylor Dance Company.
Mr. Peterson received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and history from Claremont McKenna College.
Jonas Prising was named ManpowerGroup Chairman in December of 2015 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May of 2014. He leads all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s $21 billion business in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Prior to being elected CEO, Prising served as ManpowerGroup President from 2012 to 2014, leading the company’s operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses. Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has also served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts — Europe, Middle East and Africa; President of North America; and President of the Americas.
A recognized expert on the labor market and world of work trends, Prising regularly speaks at conferences and summits globally, and provides commentary on jobs and employment trends for media. He is actively engaged in the World Economic Forum, including as a Steward of the Future of Education, Gender and Work Global System; Co-Chair of the Regional Business Council on Europe and CEO Champion of the Digital Transformation Initiative.
Before joining ManpowerGroup, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational. During his 10-year tenure with Electrolux, he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions, including regional manager for Asia Pacific, managing director of Sales Companies in France and the United Kingdom, and finally head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-to-business divisions.
Prising is passionate about preparing the workforce of tomorrow. He is Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide and is a former Chairman of the Board and a current board member of Junior Achievement (JA) USA. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership, and is a member of the board of directors of Kohl's Corporation.
Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford and Yale. He speaks five languages: English, French, German, Swedish and Italian and has lived in nine countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.
Kevin Sneader is the Global Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company.
Kevin joined McKinsey in London in 1989. He later worked from the firm’s Beijing, Paris, and Hong
Kong offices before moving to the United States in 2001, when he became Managing Partner of
McKinsey’s New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, offices. He went on to become Managing
Partner of the firm’s practice in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and he later served as Chairman of
the Asian offices from 2014 to 2018.
Kevin has been involved in research efforts on global economic and business trends, productivity
growth and innovation in China and Asia, as well as gender and diversity.
He holds a degree in law with first-class honors from his hometown University of Glasgow and an
MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a Baker
Sonia Syngal is the Chief Executive Officer of Gap Inc. leading the $16 billion business across all geographies and channels with a team of nearly 130,000 employees.
Most recently, Sonia led Old Navy from $7B to $8B in sales in just three years, expanding its North American presence to more than 1,200 stores, scaling its ecommerce site to the no. 4 largest apparel site in the U.S. and building competitive omni-channel capabilities. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Product Operations, responsible for managing Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and redefining a best-in-class product-to-market model for its portfolio of brands.
Since joining Gap Inc. in 2004, she has served in key leadership and general management roles including Managing Director for the company's Europe business, Senior Vice President for Gap Inc.’s International division and International Outlet division.
Prior to Gap Inc., Sonia had a successful career in Fortune 500 product companies, including 10 years at Sun Microsystems and six years at Ford Motor Co.
Sonia holds a master's degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University. She is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of America’s Board of Governors and serves on The Gap Foundation Board of Trustees.
John is president and chief operating officer of The Goldman Sachs
Group, Inc. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and chair of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee.
Previously, John was co-head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) from
2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was global head of Investment Banking Services (IBS)/Client Coverage for IBD and had oversight of the IBS Leadership Group, a group he founded in 2010. Earlier in his
career, he was global co-head of the Financial Sponsors Group from 2007 to
2009, co-head of Leveraged Finance from 2005 to 2007 and co-head of the Media and Entertainment Group in IBD from 2002 to 2005. John joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2001
and partner in 2002. John is a member of the Executive
Committee of the Institute of International Finance, a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a member of the US-China Business Council and a member of
the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
In addition, John is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of
Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and a
member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and chairman of the Trustees Committee of The Lawrenceville School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, a member of the National Advisory Board of Youth,
I.N.C., as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College with a BA in English in 1992.
George is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent employee-owned investment manager founded in 1939. The firm manages $304 billion of equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for global institutions, advisors and individuals. With offices in 22 countries, Neuberger Berman has been named by Pensions & Investments as a Best Place to Work in Money Management, finishing first or second each of the last five years.
Prior to Neuberger Berman re-emerging as an independent firm in 2009, George was Global Head of the Investment Management Division at Neuberger Berman's former corporate parent, Lehman Brothers. Previously, George spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs where he was a partner and a member of the firm’s Partnership Committee. George’s additional Board Service includes: Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the Partnership for New York City and Grace Church School. George earned a BA, BS and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Christophe Weber is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. He joined the company in April 2014 as Chief Operating Officer, was named President and Representative Director in June 2014, and was subsequently appointed CEO in April 2015. Mr. Weber has focused on Takeda’s R&D transformation, globalization, strengthening its corporate governance and creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.
Prior to joining Takeda, Mr. Weber spent 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he held senior leadership roles in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
Mr. Weber holds a doctorate in pharmacy and pharmacokinetics, as well as master’s degrees in pharmaceutical marketing and in accounting and finance and a degree in statistics, from the University of Lyon, France.
Mr. Weber lives in Tokyo with his wife Beatrice and has two children.