CEO Speaker Series

November 6, 2008 – Present

The CEO Speaker series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues at the center of commerce and foreign policy, and to discuss the changing role of business globally.

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January 25, 2017

A Conversation With Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan discusses U.S. and global markets, the global financial system in 2017, and how the banking industry is helping to drive the real economy.

Speaker:
Brian Moynihan

Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America

Presider:
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

November 1, 2016

Globalization and the American Workforce: A Conversation With Gregory J. Hayes

Greg Hayes provides his perspective on trade, globalization, and the development of a competitive and educated workforce in an evolving global economy.

Speaker:
Gregory J. Hayes

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies Corporation

Presider:
Zoë Baird

Chief Executive Officer and President, Markle Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

January 12, 2016

Business, Government, and Human Security

Dominic Barton discusses how business, government, the social sector, and the U.S. military can work together to improve human security in conflict zones globally.

Speaker:
Dominic Barton

Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Presider:
Leigh Gallagher

Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune Magazine

December 16, 2015

A Conversation With Ryan M. Lance

Ryan M. Lance discusses the global energy landscape, as well as the future of energy security and sustainability.

Speaker:
Ryan M. Lance

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips Company

Presider:
Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times

October 12, 2015

Asia Update—Perspectives from International CEOs

The chief executive officers of leading companies in Australia, India, and China discuss the geopolitical and geoeconomic issues facing Asia today.

Panelists:
Gail Kelly

Former Chief Executive, Westpac Banking; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors

Anand Mahindra

Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors

Zhang Xin

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, SOHO China; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors

Presider:
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

June 10, 2015

Retirement in the Twenty-First Century

Roger W. Ferguson Jr. discusses retirement reform, the current retirement landscape, and the state of TIAA-CREF's business.

Speaker:
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF

Presider:
Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times

December 18, 2014

Global Competitiveness and the Innovation Imperative

Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont, joins Alan S. Murray, editor at Fortune, to discuss global competitiveness.

Speaker:
Ellen Kullman

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont

Presider:
Alan S. Murray

Editor, Fortune Magazine

October 7, 2013

The Future of Energy

Experts discuss the future of energy, as part of CFR's CEO Speaker Series.

Panelists:
Christophe de Margerie Chairman and Chief Executive Office, TOTAL S.A.; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisers
Paolo Scaroni Chief Executive Officer, Eni; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors
Michael A. Levi David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider:
David M. Rubenstein Cofounder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Chair, CFR Global Board of Advisers

December 11, 2012

The Responsibility to Lead

Mike Duke, president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., discusses the role of business in sustainability, women's economic empowerment, food security, and the global middle class.

Speaker:
Mike Duke

President and Chief Executive Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Presider:
Daniel L. Doctoroff

Chief Executive Officer and President, Bloomberg L.P.

November 16, 2011

United States, Mexico, and Latin America with Ricardo Salinas

As chairman and founder of Grupo Salinas, Ricardo Salinas has built one of the largest business conglomerates in Latin America providing banking and telecommunication services to millions at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Through his non-profit work and foundations, Fundacion Azteca and Fundacion Azteca America, he is increasingly involved in improving Latin America and the Latino community in the United States. This is a discussion with Salinas on the state of poverty, democracy, free enterprise, and rule of law in Latin America, and the prospects for its relationship with the United States.

Speaker:
Ricardo Salinas Chairman and Founder, Grupo Salinas
Presider:
Donna J. Hrinak President, Boeing Brazil