CEO Speaker Series

The CEO Speaker series is a unique forum for leading global CEOs to share their insights on issues that are at the center of commerce and foreign policy and to speak to the changing role of business in the international community. The series, sponsored by the Corporate Program, is one way that CFR seeks to integrate perspectives from the business community into ongoing dialogues on pressing policy issues, such as the international economic recovery, sustainable growth and job creation, and the expanding reach and impact of technology.

Meetings

Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy with Steven A. Schwarzman

Speaker:

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Cofounder, The Blackstone Group

Presider:

Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network
June 11, 2014 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Meeting
1:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch

This meeting is not for attribution.

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CEO Speaker Series: The Future of Energy

Panelists:

Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 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, David M. Rubenstein, Cofounder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, The Carlyle Group; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Chair, CFR Global Board of Advisers
October 7, 2013 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Muhtar Kent

Speaker:

Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
March 21, 2013 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Mike Duke

Speaker:

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

Presider:

Daniel L. Doctoroff, Chief Executive Officer and President, Bloomberg L.P.
December 11, 2012 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy: The Case for U.S. Multinationals

Speaker:

John S. Watson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation

Presider:

Alan S. Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal
November 29, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon

Speaker:

Jamie Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2012 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Ray Dalio

Speaker:

Ray Dalio, Chief Investment Officer, Founder, and President, Bridgewater Associates, LP

Presider:

Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
September 12, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with James McNerney Jr.

Speaker:

James McNerney Jr., Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Boeing Company

Presider:

David G. Bradley, Chairman and Owner, Atlantic Media Company
September 12, 2012 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Rex W. Tillerson

Speaker:

Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Presider:

Alan S. Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal
June 27, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

Challenges and Opportunities of Global Growth: A Conversation with Sam Allen

Speaker:

Sam Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company

Presider:

Terry Moran, Anchor, "Nightline"
May 1, 2012 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: Technology and Global Growth: A Conversation with Bill McDermott, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP

Speaker:

Bill McDermott, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAP

Presider:

Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television
April 12, 2012 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

CEO Speaker Series: Long-Term Capitalism

Speaker:

Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Presider:

Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
April 11, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

General Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Carlos Brito

Speaker:

Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Presider:

Thomas H. Glocer, Former Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters
April 2, 2012 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: It's a New World: So What Should We Do? with Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Speaker:

Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock

Presider:

Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
February 29, 2012 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Kenneth Chenault

Speaker:

Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express

Presider:

Alan S. Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: United States, Mexico, and Latin America with Ricardo Salinas

Speaker:

Ricardo Salinas, Chairman and Founder, Grupo Salinas

Presider:

Donna J. Hrinak, President, Boeing Brazil
November 16, 2011 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series, "American Revival: A Conversation with Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc."

Speaker:

Jonathan Browning, President and Chief Executive Officer, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Presider:

Steven Pearlstein, Associate Editor; Business and Economics Columnist, "Washington Post"
May 13, 2011 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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"A Future Vision for Energy" with Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, AREVA

Speaker:

Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, AREVA

Presider:

Christine Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group
May 4, 2011 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch Reception
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

"The Mobile Revolution: Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth" with Randall L. Stephenson, CEO, AT&T

Speakers:

Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T, Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters
March 30, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Reception

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CEO Speaker Series with Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé

Speaker:

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.
March 22, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

A Conversation with Frederick W. Smith, CEO, FedEx Corporation

Speaker:

Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Corporation

Presider:

Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
January 6, 2011 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

CEO Speaker Series: "Regaining U.S. Economic Growth and Global Leadership: A Conversation with J.W. Marriott Jr."

Speaker:

J.W. Marriott Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.

Presider:

Gerald F. Seib, Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Washington Editor, "Wall Street Journal"
November 30, 2010 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting with Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen, and Richard N. Haass on "The Digital Disruption"

Speakers:

Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO, Google, Inc., Jared Cohen, Adjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Google Ideas, Google, Inc.; Former Member, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
November 3, 2010 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Guest Event ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Thomas H. Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters

Speaker:

Thomas H. Glocer, Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters

Presider:

Mark Whitaker, Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News
October 6, 2010 6:00-6:30 p.m. - Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Paul Otellini

Speaker:

Paul Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation

Presider:

Ken Auletta, Media Writer, New Yorker
October 5, 2010 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Reception
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext

Speaker:

Duncan L. Niederauer, Chief Executive Officer, NYSE Euronext
September 28, 2010 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Ivan Seidenberg

Speaker:

Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon

Presider:

Alan S. Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, The Wall Street Journal
April 6, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Open Labs, Open Minds: Breaking Down the Barriers to Innovation and Access to Medicines in the Developing World

Speaker:

Andrew Witty, Chief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline

Presider:

Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Correspondent, The Economist
January 20, 2010 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Too Big to Get Wrong: Getting Financial Regulatory Reform Right

Speaker:

Robert E. Diamond, President, Barclays PLC

Presider:

Maria Bartiromo, Anchor, CNBC
December 14, 2009 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

How Should Governments Drive Industry Change? Lessons Learned from the Global Automotive Sector

Speakers:

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Steven L. Rattner, Former Head, Auto Task Force, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Presider:

David Braunschvig, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 19, 2009

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Corporate Meeting

The Challenge of Energy: A Conversation with Tony Hayward

Speaker:

Tony Hayward, Group Chief Executive, BP p.l.c.

Presider:

J. Robinson West, Chairman, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer, PFC Energy
November 17, 2009 8:00-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Meeting

This meeting is not for attribution.

Corporate Meeting

The Future of Energy: A Conversation with Christophe de Margerie

Speaker:

Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer, Total

Presider:

Thomas Wallin, President, Energy Intelligence Group, Inc.
November 12, 2009 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch Reception
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York,

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy:Countdown to Copenhagen and the Climate Change Legislative Imperative

Speaker:

James E. Rogers, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy Corporation

Presider:

William F. Weld, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
November 10, 2009 5:30-6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Meeting

This meeting is on the record.

Corporate Meeting

The Future of Finance: A Conversation with Peter Sands

Speaker:

Peter Sands, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC

Presider:

Hani K. Findakly, Chief Executive Officer, Potomac Capital
November 4, 2009 12:00-12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Corporate Meeting

A Conversation with Robin Li, Cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu Inc

Speaker:

Robin Li, Co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu, Inc

Moderator:

Phoebe L. Yang, General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission
September 10, 2009

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy featuring David J. O'Reilly

Speaker:

David J. O'Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation

Presider:

Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
November 12, 2008 12:30-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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General Meeting ⁄ New York

A Smarter Planet

Speaker:

Samuel J. Palmisano, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation

Presider:

Robert E. Rubin, Chairman and Senior Counselor, Citigroup
November 6, 2008 7:45-8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. - General Meeting

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