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 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.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: Asia Update--Perspectives from International CEOs

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

October 12, 2015 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

October 12, 2015

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CEO Speaker Series: Retirement in the Twenty-First Century

Speaker Roger W. Ferguson Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF


Presider Henny Sender

Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times

June 10, 2015 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: Global Competitiveness and the Innovation Imperative

Speaker Ellen Kullman

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont


Presider Alan S. Murray

Editor, Fortune Magazine

December 18, 2014 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Business and Foreign Policy - Growth, Innovation, and Technology: A Conversation with Michael S. Dell

Speaker Michael S. Dell

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dell Inc.


Presider Daniel L. Doctoroff

Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg

December 3, 2014 6:00 p.m.–6:15 a.m. - Reception
6:15–7:15 p.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with James P. Gorman

Speaker James P. Gorman

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Morgan Stanley


Presider Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Chief International Correspondent, CNBC

September 12, 2014 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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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

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CEO Speaker Series: The Future of Energy

Panelists Christophe de MargerieChairman and Chief Executive Officer, TOTAL S.A.; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisers, Paolo ScaroniChief Executive Officer, Eni; Member, CFR Global Board of Advisors, Michael A. LeviDavid M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Council on Foreign Relations, David M. RubensteinCofounder 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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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Muhtar Kent

Speaker Muhtar KentChairman 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

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Mike Duke

Speaker Mike 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

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

Speaker John S. WatsonChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation
Presider Alan S. MurrayDeputy 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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Meeting ⁄ Washington

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Jamie Dimon

Speaker Jamie DimonChairman and Chief Executive Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
October 10, 2012 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Ray Dalio

Speaker Ray DalioChief Investment Officer, Founder, and President, Bridgewater Associates, LP
Presider Maria BartiromoAnchor, CNBC
September 12, 2012 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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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. BradleyChairman 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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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Rex W. Tillerson

Speaker Rex W. TillersonChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Presider Alan S. MurrayDeputy 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

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker Sam AllenChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deere & Company
Presider Terry MoranAnchor, "Nightline"
May 1, 2012 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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

Speaker Bill McDermottCo-Chief Executive Officer, SAP
Presider Peter CookChief 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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CEO Speaker Series: Long-Term Capitalism

Speaker Dominic BartonGlobal Managing Director, McKinsey & Company
Presider Gillian TettU.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
April 11, 2012 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Carlos Brito

Speaker Carlos BritoChief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Presider Thomas H. GlocerFormer 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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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. FinkChairman and CEO, BlackRock
Presider Maria BartiromoAnchor, 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. ChenaultChairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Express
Presider Alan S. MurrayDeputy 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 SalinasChairman and Founder, Grupo Salinas
Presider Donna J. HrinakPresident, 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 BrowningPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Presider Steven PearlsteinAssociate 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 LauvergeonCEO, AREVA
Presider Christine Todd WhitmanPresident, 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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"The Mobile Revolution: Driving the Next Wave of Productivity and Growth" with Randall L. Stephenson, CEO, AT&T

Speakers Randall L. StephensonChairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T, Chrystia FreelandGlobal 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-LetmatheChairman, 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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A Conversation with Frederick W. Smith, CEO, FedEx Corporation

Speaker Frederick W. SmithChairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Corporation
Presider Gillian TettU.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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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. SeibAssistant 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 SchmidtChairman and CEO, Google, Inc., Jared CohenAdjunct Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Google Ideas, Google, Inc.; Former Member, Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, 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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Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker Thomas H. GlocerChief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters
Presider Mark WhitakerSenior 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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Meeting ⁄ New York

CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Paul Otellini

Speaker Paul OtelliniPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation
Presider Ken AulettaMedia Writer, New Yorker
October 5, 2010 12:30–1:00 p.m. - Reception
1:00–2:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ Washington

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

Speaker Duncan L. NiederauerChief 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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CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with Ivan Seidenberg

Speaker Ivan SeidenbergChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon
Presider Alan S. MurrayDeputy 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 WittyChief Executive Officer, GlaxoSmithKline
Presider Vijay VaitheeswaranCorrespondent, The Economist
January 20, 2010 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Too Big to Get Wrong: Getting Financial Regulatory Reform Right

Speaker Robert E. DiamondPresident, Barclays PLC
Presider Maria BartiromoAnchor, CNBC
December 14, 2009 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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

Speakers Carlos GhosnChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Steven L. RattnerFormer Head, Auto Task Force, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Presider David BraunschvigAdjunct Senior Fellow for Business and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 19, 2009

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The Challenge of Energy: A Conversation with Tony Hayward

Speaker Tony HaywardGroup Chief Executive, BP p.l.c.
Presider J. Robinson WestChairman, 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

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The Future of Energy: A Conversation with Christophe de Margerie

Speaker Christophe de MargerieChief Executive Officer, Total
Presider Thomas WallinPresident, 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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Meeting ⁄ New York,

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

Speaker James E. RogersChairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy Corporation
Presider William F. WeldPartner, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP
November 10, 2009 5:30–6:00 p.m. - Reception
6:00–7:00 p.m. - Meeting

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The Future of Finance: A Conversation with Peter Sands

Speaker Peter SandsGroup Chief Executive, Standard Chartered PLC
Presider Hani K. FindaklyChief 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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A Conversation with Robin Li, Cofounder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu Inc

Speaker Robin LiCo-founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Baidu, Inc
Moderator Phoebe L. YangGeneral Counsel, Federal Communications Commission
September 10, 2009

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Meeting ⁄ New York

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

Speaker David J. O'ReillyChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Corporation
Presider Richard N. HaassPresident, 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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Meeting ⁄ New York

A Smarter Planet

Speaker Samuel J. PalmisanoChairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, IBM Corporation
Presider Robert E. RubinChairman 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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