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CEOs & Founders

 


    Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE USA

Helene Gayle, CEO of CARE USA, speaks about her experiences leading one of the world’s largest aid organizations and inspiring the next generation of leaders to solve global social issues.  This talk was part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. (April 29, 2014)

Friday, May 2, 2014





    John Riccitiello, Former CEO of Electronic Arts

John Riccitiello, BS 81, former CEO of Electronic Arts, speaks about his approach to leadership, the future of the gaming industry, and his "secrets to success" on managing a technical company with a marketing background.  This talk was part of the Dean's Speaker Series. (March 19, 2014)

Monday, March 31, 2014





    Salman Khan, Founder of the Khan Academy

Salman Khan tells the Berkeley-Haas community the story of the Khan Academy and shares his insights on the future of online education.

Friday, March 8, 2013





    Bill Hambrecht, Chairman of W.R. Hambrecht & Co.

As part of the Dean's Speaker Series, Bill Hambrecht, Chairman, W.R. Hambrecht & Co. speaks to the Berkeley-Haas community about open IPOs and innovation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013





    Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana

Patrick Awuah, MBA 99 founded Ashesi University in his native Ghana to bring a liberal arts education to his home country.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012





    Patrick Awuah, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana

Patrick Awuah, MBA 99, speaks about his journey from Haas back to his home country of Ghana, where he opened Ashesi University.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012





    Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey

Dominic Barton, global managing director of McKinsey, spoke to the Haas community on October 30, 2012.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012





    George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente - "Success Through Diversity"

George Halvorson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente speaks at the Berkeley-Haas Dean's Speaker Series about how important diversity has been to Kaiser's Success.

Thursday, June 28, 2012





David Aaker     "Finding the Shared Interest - A Big-Idea Brand Builder."

Marketing guru and Haas Professor Emeritus David Aaker talks about innovation and brand positioning in his annual lecture at Berkeley-Haas. Aaker will explain what it means and why it’s important to identify shared interests with customers. This approach encourages brands to gear their marketing toward deeper relationships with customers, rather than strictly toward the specific goods or services being offered.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012





Jeff Fettig     Jeff Fettig of Whirlpool on Innovation

Jeff Fettig comes to the Haas School of Business to be a part of the Dean's Speaker Series. Fettig became Whirlpool's chairman and chief executive officer in 2004, after serving as president and CEO. He first joined the company in 1981 as an operations manager, became executive vice president in 1994, and was elected to the company's board of directors in 1999. He has a strong background in international business, marketing, and finance in the consumer products industry.

Monday, February 6, 2012





Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen     Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen

Carl Hahn, Former Chairman of Volkswagen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011





    John Riccitiello, BS 81, CEO of Electronic Arts, deliver the commencement speech to the 2011 undergraduate graduating class

John Riccitiello, BS 81, deliver the commencement speech to the 2011 undergraduate graduating class, sharing with the students and their guests some of what he has learned as CEO of Electronic Arts and in previous positions at Clorox, Pepsi, Sara Lee, Wilson Sports, and private equity firm Elevation Partners, which he cofounded.

Monday, May 16, 2011





    Andrew Jensen and Alan Lock, MBA 11 Polar Vision: Seeing Beyond Limits

In a Berkeley MBA commencement first, the graduating full-time MBA class chose co-speakers to deliver the student address: Andrew Jensen and Alan Lock.

Sunday, May 15, 2011





    David Cush, President & CEO, Virgin America, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speakers Series

David Cush, President & CEO, Virgin America, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speakers Series. Virgin America has swept all the major reader-based travel industry best-in-class awards, including “Best Domestic Airline” in both Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards and Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Thursday, May 5, 2011





    Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79 Founder and CEO, Advent Software

Advent Software founder and CEO Stephanie DiMarco, BS 79, speaks on leadership lessons learned from taking her firm from a startup to a 1,000-employee global company.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011





    Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Commencement Ceremony - Class of 2011

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Commencement Ceremony - Class of 2011 with Keynote Speaker Joseph Duran (United Capital CEO Joseph Duran, BCEMBA '2004), Dean Rich Lyons (Haas School of Business), Vice Dean Amir Ziv (Columbia Business School).

Saturday, February 5, 2011





    Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, on financial risk management in light of the global economic crisis. This is part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Peter Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, on financial risk management in light of the global economic crisis.

Monday, December 13, 2010





    Michael Milken, Chairman of The Milken Institute talks on "Unprecedented Times – Unprecedented Opportunities."

Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series presents Michael Milken, Chairman of The Milken Institute on "Unprecedented Times – Unprecedented Opportunities."

Thursday, December 9, 2010





    Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of Clorox discusses leadership

Donald R. Knauss, chairman and CEO of Clorox discusses leadership as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010





    Measuring Performance and Potential, Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar, Vice-President, Talent Management, Gap Inc.

Measuring Performance and Potential,” a talk by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar, Vice-President, Talent Management Gap Inc., to Don Moore’s class, MBA 205, Leading People.

Monday, October 4, 2010





    John Chambers, chairman and CEO of San Jose-based networking giant Cisco

John Chambers, chairman and CEO of San Jose-based networking giant Cisco.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010





    Sabrina Simmons, BS 85, CFO of Gap, gives the 2010 undergraduate commencement speech.

Sabrina Simmons, CFO of Gap, returns to her alma mater to speak at the commencement of the Haas School's undergraduate class of 2010, with introduction by Dean Rich Lyons.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010





    David Aaker, Marketing Professor Emeritus, "Tracking Brands in Japan-Learnings"

The annual David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing co-sponsored by the Deans Speaker Series, the MBA Marketing Club, and the Undergraduate Marketing Club. Presented at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010





    John Anderson, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., on “A New Way of Thinking About Companies, Society, and Sustainability."

John Anderson, President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. speaks on "A New Way of Thinking About Companies, Society, and Sustainability," in which he focuses on the Levi Strauss & Co.

Monday, January 25, 2010





    Mark Hurd, CEO, President, and Chair of Hewlett-Packard, speaks as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series.

Mark Hurd speaks as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. Since taking the helm of Hewlett-Packard in early 2005, Hurd has sharpened the company's focus on key growth opportunities, increasing revenue from $80 billion in fiscal year 2004 to $118.4 billion in fiscal 2008.

Thursday, October 8, 2009





    Vinod Khosla, Founder and Partner of the venture capital firm Khosla Ventures on "The Innovation Ecosystem and Its Role in Shaping Our Renewable Future.”

This presentation is part of the Dean's Speaker Series on the occasion of Khosla receiving the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009





    Former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, MBA 78, on leadership

Telecom veteran Arun Sarin, former CEO of Vodafone, MBA 78, MS 78 (engineering), shares his insights on leadership as part of the Dean's Speaker Series.

Saturday, August 15, 2009





    2009 MBA commencement address by BrightSource Energy CEO and Haas alumnus John Woolard.

John Woolard, MBA 97, CEO of BrightSource Energy, which develops and delivers low-cost solar energy, addresses the Berkeley MBA and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA graduates.

Sunday, May 17, 2009





    Glen S. Fukushima, president and CEO of Airbus Japan, talks about the effect of the U.S. presidential election on Japan.

Glen S. Fukushima, president and CEO of Airbus Japan, gives a talk entitled "The US Presidential Election and Japan."

Saturday, March 21, 2009





    Michaela Rodeno, CEO of St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery, presents a post-lunch keynote at the 2009 Women in Leadership Conference

Michaela Rodeno, CEO of St. Supéry Vineyards & Winery, presents a post-lunch keynote at the 2009 Women in Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 14, 2009





    Judith Estrin, CEO of JLabs, presents the morning keynote at the 2009 Women in Leadership Conference

Judith Estrin, CEO of JLabs and author of Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the Spark of Creativity in a Global Economy, presents the morning keynote at the 2009 Women in Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 14, 2009





    Biz Stone, co-founder, Twitter, presents a keynote address at the 2008 >play Digital Media Conference.

Biz Stone, co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter helped to create Xanga, Blogger, Odeo, and Obvious.

Saturday, November 15, 2008





    Michael Callen, chairman and CEO of Ambac Financial Group, on “U.S. Credit and Liquidity Crisis and Lessons Learned.”

In January 2008, former Citicorp director Michael Callen took the helm of New York-based Ambac Financial Group, one of the world's largest bond insurers.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008





    Priya Haji, CEO and co-founder, World of Good, delivers the keynote address at the Berkeley MBA Women's Workshop.

Priya Haji, CEO and co-founder, World of Good, delivers the keynote address at the Berkeley MBA Women's Workshop.

Sunday, October 19, 2008





    Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, speaks about how GE drives innovation and growth on a large scale in such diverse fields as energy and health care.

Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric, speaks about how GE drives innovation and growth on a large scale in such diverse fields as energy and health care.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008





    2008 MBA commencement address by Absolut Vodka CEO and Haas alumnus Bengt Baron.

Bengt Baron, BS 85, MBA 88, CEO of the V&S Group of Sweden, parent company to Absolut Vodka, addresses the Berkeley MBA and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA graduates.

Friday, May 16, 2008





    Stephen Pratt, CEO and managing director of Infosys Consulting, delivers the keynote address during the 2008 Asia Business Conference.

Stephen Pratt discusses Infosys’ transition from an Indian company to a global enterprise.

Thursday, May 15, 2008





    Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., speaks about entrepreneurship and his experiences during the early days of Apple.

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., speaks about entrepreneurship and his experiences during the early days of Apple

Tuesday, April 22, 2008





    Laura Alber, president, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., speaks at the Haas School Women in Leadership Conference.

Alber leads the Pottery Barn brands and global supply chain, distribution, and worldwide logistics strategies.

Saturday, March 1, 2008





    Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, speaks at the Haas School Women in Leadership Conference.

Over the course of three decades, Waters' restaurant, Chez Panisse, has developed a network of local farmers and ranchers with a dedication to sustainable agriculture. Waters' commitment to education led to the creation of kitchen classrooms and the Chez Panisse Foundation, that uses food traditions to teach, nurture, and empower young people.

Saturday, March 1, 2008





    The Dean's Speaker Series presents N.W. (Bill) Jasper, Jr., CEO, president, and director of Dolby Laboratories, speaking on innovation.

The Dean's Speaker Series presents N.W. (Bill) Jasper, Jr., CEO, President, and Director of Dolby Laboratories, speaking on innovation.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007





    Carol Larson, president and CEO, David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Carol Larson, president and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, speaks on "Private Foundations Today: Trends and Opportunities."

Friday, August 17, 2007





    Steve Foster, managing director and founder of TPG Ventures presents, "It is not about the check - Investing is not just 'doing deals.'"

Steve Foster has been investing in startups since 1996 and has been associated with such high-profile successful investments as Juniper Networks.

Friday, June 15, 2007





    Craig Hall, chairman, Hall Financial Group, on "Seven Practical Keys to Entrepreneurial Success."

Craig Hall formed Hall Financial Group at age 18 with $4,000. He actively supports new entrepreneurs and lends expertise to nurture young companies. This talk, "Seven Practical Keys to Entrepreneurial Success," is part of the Berkeley-Columbia MBA Speaker Series.

Friday, June 1, 2007





    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff delivers Haas School MBA commencement address.

The innovator who envisioned the end of shrink-wrapped software, salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, addresses Berkeley MBAs.

Sunday, May 20, 2007





    Raj Jaswa, president of TiE Silicon Valley, speaks during the 2007 Asia Business Conference.

Raj Jaswa delivers the keynote during the Asia Business Conference, tackling the theme “Growth and Sustainability” in relation to the rise of India.

Saturday, February 10, 2007





    Ron Hosogi, principal of Hosogi & Associates, delivers the keynote during the 2007 Asia Business Conference.

Ron Hosogi speaks during the Asia Business Conference, tackling the theme “Growth and Sustainability.”

Saturday, February 10, 2007





    Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, on "the long tail."

Chris Anderson first coined the term "long tail" in October 2004 to describe the shift "away from a focus on a relatively small number of 'hits' (mainstream products and markets) at the head of the demand curve toward a huge number of niches in the tail."

Friday, November 17, 2006





    Bruce Bodaken, chairman, president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, on "The Managerial Moment of Truth."

Blue Shield is California's fastest growing health plan and largest healthcare grant-maker. Under Bodaken's leadership, it has seen its membership double and company revenues rise from $3 billion to $7.5 billion.

Thursday, November 9, 2006





    Peter A. Darbee, chairman, CEO and president of PG&E Corporation, speaks on diversity.

He is a veteran of the energy, telecommunications, and investment banking industries. He previously held senior executive positions with Advance Fibre Communications, Pacific Bell, and Goldman Sachs.

Monday, August 21, 2006





    Starbucks cofounder Dave Olsen on his successes and the importance of "Leading from the Heart."

Starbucks has been consistently ranked as both one of the best companies to work for in America as well as one of the most admired

Friday, June 23, 2006





    Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix, the world's largest online DVD movie rental service, gives the 2006 commencement address.

In the spring of 2005, Netflix was named the world's number one Internet site for customer satisfaction by ForeSee Results and FGI Research.

Sunday, May 21, 2006





    2006 Dean's Lecture Series presents Paul Otellini, MBA 74, CEO of Intel.

Paul Otellini, MBA 74, president and CEO of Intel, speaks about the history of Intel, the evolution of technology, and competing in technology.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006





    "Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia:" Seven videos on the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in the three fastest growing economies in the world.

Investing in Emerging Markets: China, India, and Russia": seven videos on the challenges and opportunities for business growth and investment in the three fastest growing economies in the world.

Friday, October 7, 2005





    Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO of Clif Bar Inc.

Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO of Clif Bar Inc., gives a keynote address at the ninth annual Women in Leadership Conference, held at the Haas School.

Saturday, March 5, 2005





    Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea on the simple truths in business.

He focuses on business basics and simple truths of business success.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004





    Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, speaks as part of the Dean's Speakers Series.

Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO of the nation's fourth largest bank, speaks as part of the Dean's Speakers Series. He focuses on the nature and development of business leadership.

Monday, October 6, 2003





    Playtex Products CEO Michael Gallagher: "How to Defend Your Brand in a Highly Competitive Environment."

As the keynote speaker at the annual Haas Faculty/Alumni Colloquium, Playtex Products CEO Michael Gallagher, BS 67, MBA 68, talks to the Haas community about branding and competing in today's market.

Saturday, May 10, 2003





    Thomas M. Siebel, Chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems, delivers the Haas 2002 Commencement Address.

Thomas M. Siebel, chairman and CEO of Siebel Systems, addressed the Haas 2002 graduating class.

Sunday, May 26, 2002





    Eric Benhamou, chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation and Palm, Inc.

The Haas School's Business Faculty Research Dialogue series presents Eric Benhamou, the chairman of the board of 3Com Corporation and Palm, Inc., speaking on "Adding Value with Information Technology."

Friday, March 15, 2002





    Craig Barrett, President and CEO of Intel Corporation: "Adding Value with Information Technology."

Craig Barrett, current Intel chief, speaks in the Haas School's first 2001 Business Faculty Research Dialogue.

Wednesday, November 14, 2001





    President and Co-CEO of Charles Schwab & Co. David Pottruck gives the Haas 2001 Commencement Address.

On May 20, 2001, David Pottruck, President and Co-CEO of Charles Schwab & Co., addressed the 2001 graduating class of the Haas School.

Monday, May 28, 2001