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As inflationary, labor and supply pressures converge, what capabilities do companies need to increase economic resilience and stay relevant with consumers?
The challenges facing today’s leaders seem daunting, but those who embrace change and bank on innovation will continue to transform their organizations for the future.
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Craig Billings is the CEO of Wynn Resorts, Limited, one of the most recognized luxury resort brands in the world. With more Forbes five-star awards than any independent hotel company in the world, Mr. Billings leads innovation and the standards of excellence at Wynn Resort’s current properties including Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace in the SAR Macau of the People’s Republic of China, and Encore Boston Harbor near Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Billings is a member of the Board of Directors of Wynn Resorts as well as the Wynn Macau, Limited, Board of Directors. He joined Wynn Resorts in March 2017 and was previously the company’s the President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as the CEO of subsidiary Wynn Interactive.
He has a history of leadership and innovation in the gaming industry, both domestically and internationally. He has held executive and board positions at Goldman Sachs, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, NYX Gaming Group, and International Game Technology.
Prior to joining Wynn Resorts, Mr. Billings honed a global perspective with senior executive positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom during his time as Chief Digital Officer and Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development at Aristocrat Leisure. He is also the Lead Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair for Applovin Corporation (NASDAQ: APP).
Priscilla Sims Brown is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank. Ms. Brown is a multi-national board director and C-suite executive with 30 years of financial services experience. Prior to joining Amalgamated Bank she was the Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where she focused on rebuilding trust and pride in the bank with direct responsibility for end-to-end marketing, branding, stakeholder insights, government and public affairs, and environment and social policy.
Prior to Commonwealth Bank, Ms. Brown held senior positions at AXA Financial, Inc., Sun Life Financial, and Lincoln Financial Group. She has advised several digital startups and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Emerge.me, a digital health insurance broker.
She was a member of the AXA Financial US Executive Committee, serving as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), where she directed all aspects of US marketing and led global digital marketing initiatives. Prior to AXA Financial, Ms. Brown served as CMO at AmeriHealth/Caritas, where she developed a new go-to-market strategy for the largest Blue Cross/Blue Shield Medicaid company in response to the Affordable Care Act. At Sun Life, Ms. Brown served as CMO and Chief Strategist, where she negotiated and managed Sun Life Stadium naming rights, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl and other major events with the Miami Dolphins NFL football team.
During her 18-year tenure at Lincoln Financial Group, Ms. Brown held numerous leadership positions where she integrated acquired companies, established new businesses and led the consumer brand. She established the firm’s first investment management profit center, targeting midsized insurance companies. She also started and chaired Lincoln’s first family of standalone mutual funds and served as president of the broker-dealer. Ms. Brown also led the investor relations function, before expanding her responsibilities to include corporate and strategic marketing.
For the past three years, she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (‘TIAA’), a US Fortune 100 financial services firm with over $1.2 trillion in assets under management. She served on the TIAA Investment, Nominating and Governance, and Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility committees, as well as Trustee and CEO selection subcommittees.
Ms. Brown’s personal and professional experiences have enabled her to reach across cultural boundaries to ensure collaboration among diverse teams and drive successful outcomes for organizations.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, male, 58, is a co-founder of AirAsia. He was appointed as a Non-Independent Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Capital A Berhad (formerly known as AirAsia Group Berhad) on 30 March 2018.
Tan Sri Tony is one of Asia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia and democratising air travel in the region.
In December 2001, Tan Sri Tony, together with Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Dato’ Pahamin Ab Rajab and Dato’ Abdel Aziz @ Abdul Aziz bin Abu Bakar, acquired struggling domestic airline, AirAsia, and with the help of Conor McCarthy, relaunched it as a pioneer of budget travel in Asia, building AirAsia into the world’s best low-cost carrier.
He studied in the UK and qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 1991, then as a Fellow Member in 1996. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). An accountant by training, he began his career in Virgin Group before returning to Malaysia as Warner Music Group’s Vice President for Southeast Asia before venturing into the airline business.
Tan Sri Tony has received numerous honours and awards over the course of his career. These include the Honour of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, conferred by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, and the Commander of the Legion d’Honneur, awarded by the French Government for outstanding contributions to the economy of France through the aviation industry. He also received the Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) award conferred by Yang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, which carries the title Tan Sri.
He is also a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of AirAsia X Berhad.
James (Jim) Fish, Jr. is president and chief executive officer for Waste Management. He is also a member of the Board of Directors.
Prior to becoming CFO in 2012 and his promotion to president in July 2016, he held several key positions with the Company, including senior vice president for the Company’s Eastern Group, area vice president for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, market area general manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, vice president of price management and director of financial planning and analysis. He joined Waste Management in 2001.
Before joining Waste Management, Fish held finance and revenue management positions at Westex, a Yellow-Roadway subsidiary; Trans World Airlines; and America West Airlines. He began his professional career at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Fish earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant.
Rob Goldstein is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sands , assuming that role in January 2021 after serving in a variety of leadership positions since joining the company in 1995.
As CEO, he provides strategic direction to the company’s global properties, guides the pursuit of new development opportunities and oversees the company’s efforts to continually maximize value for its shareholders. He also is focused on driving Sands’ industry-leading approach to compliance, furthering the company’s efforts to be a good community partner and ensuring Sands remains widely recognized as a best-in-class employer.
Prior to this leadership role, Mr. Goldstein was Sands’ president and chief operating officer (COO), as well as president of global gaming operations, where he was responsible for every facet of the company’s industry-leading gaming operations in Asia and the United States. As the president of global gaming, Mr. Goldstein set the direction for the company’s gaming business from the hiring of key personnel to the development and execution of strategic initiatives. His leadership helped Sands achieve a significant number of industry records for financial performance and also positioned the company as leader in the important area of regulatory compliance.
One of the most respected and knowledgeable hospitality and gaming executives in the industry today, Mr. Goldstein joined LVS during the planning phases of The Venetian in Las Vegas, the company’s first Integrated Resort. By attracting leading retailers, restaurateurs and important leisure attractions, he helped shape the identity of the property and set the stage for its long-lasting success. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Goldstein served as president and COO of The Venetian, as well as The Palazzo Las Vegas, a 3,000-all-suite hotel which is connected to The Venetian and opened in 2008.
Mr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received his law degree from the Temple University School of Law. He and his wife, Sheryl, reside in Las Vegas and are active in the local community. Mr. Goldstein serves on the Board of Directors of Opportunity Village, The Adelson Drug Rehabilitation Clinic and the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. The couple has two adult children, Scott and Courtney.
Lynn Good is Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy, one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Under her leadership, Duke Energy has intensified its focus on serving its customers and communities well today while leading the way to a cleaner, smarter energy future.
Before becoming CEO in 2013, she served as Duke Energy’s chief financial officer and earlier led the company’s commercial energy businesses during its initial development of renewable energy projects. She began her utility career in 2003 with Cincinnati-based Cinergy, which merged with Duke Energy three years later. Prior to 2003, she was a partner at two international accounting firms, including a long career with Arthur Andersen.
Fortune magazine lists Good among the “Most Powerful Women in Business,” and Forbes magazine calls her one of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”
Under Good’s leadership, Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to achieve its ambitious climate goals – at least a 50% carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Recently, the company expanded its net-zero emissions goal to include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions. Duke Energy is overseeing the largest planned coal retirement in the industry and is targeting energy from coal to represent less than 5% of its total generation by 2030 and a full exit by 2035, subject to regulatory approvals. Since 2005, the company has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 44%.
Duke Energy is accelerating the transition to cleaner energy by adding significant amounts of renewables to its portfolio, hardening the grid through investments in its transmission and distribution assets, and collaborating with stakeholders and policymakers to advance supportive energy policy. This transformation will deliver value for the company’s customers, communities and shareholders.
Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock for 96 consecutive years. The company has also been named to the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers” and recognized by Fortune as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the electric and gas utilities industry.
Good currently serves on the boards of directors for Boeing, the Business Roundtable, the Edison Electric Institute, Foundation For The Carolinas, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, the World Association of Nuclear Operators, myFutureNC and New York City Ballet. She also serves on the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art Advisory Council. Good holds Bachelor of Science degrees in systems analysis and accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She and her husband, Brian, live in Charlotte.
Poppy Gustafsson is the Chief Executive Officer of Darktrace plc. Under her leadership, the company has experienced significant growth and global expansion, with 6,800 customers and 2,000 employees worldwide. She was named Vodafone’s Woman of the Year for Technology and Innovation in 2020, Tech Businesswoman of the Year at the UK Tech Awards 2019 and won the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards 2019. Together with Darktrace CTO Jack Stockdale, Poppy was awarded an OBE for services to cyber security in 2019. She is a qualified chartered accountant, and holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Sheffield.
William (Bill) J. Hornbuckle is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), an S&P 500® global entertainment company featuring iconic hotels and casinos, meeting and conference spaces, live and theatrical entertainment experiences and an array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings across the globe. MGM Resorts’ portfolio includes some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry, such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, ARIA, Mandalay Bay and Borgata.
As Chief Executive, Mr. Hornbuckle oversees all aspects of MGM Resorts’ strategy, operations and hospitality and gaming development projects. This includes leading the company’s development efforts in Asia and its sports betting strategy.
Mr. Hornbuckle served as President of MGM Resorts since 2012 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He led MGM Resorts’ domestic and international expansion efforts, including the development of resorts in National Harbor, MD, and Macau and of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. More recently, Mr. Hornbuckle oversaw MGM Resorts’ expansion of entertainment and sports betting. Additionally, he held the roles of Chief Design and Construction Officer and Chief Customer Development Officer.
Mr. Hornbuckle has been with MGM Resorts for more than two decades, including service as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he led the creation and launch of the M life Rewards customer loyalty program. Mr. Hornbuckle’s previous positions with MGM Resorts include: President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Bay, Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International-Europe and President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand Las Vegas.
An experienced industry executive, Mr. Hornbuckle started and built his career at Mirage Resorts through a range of senior management positions. He was President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget in Laughlin; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Island and Vice President of Hotel Operations for The Mirage, which he opened in 1989.
Mr. Hornbuckle is a member of MGM Resorts’ Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MGM China Holdings, which operates resorts in Macau. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for CityCenter JV (a joint venture with Dubai World). He is a board member of T-Mobile Arena (a joint venture with AEG) and of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.
A long-time resident of Southern Nevada, Mr. Hornbuckle is active in community service. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Three Square Food Bank, is the Founder of the Bank of George, a local banking and financial services institution, and is President of the Fulfillment Fund. Mr. Hornbuckle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Ynon Kreiz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest portfolios of children and family entertainment franchises in the world. He joined the company as CEO in April 2018 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2018.
Between 2018-2021, Mr. Kreiz led a transformation strategy to establish Mattel as an IP-driven, high-performing toy company and achieved significant improvements across multiple key financial metrics. Adjusted Operating Income turned positive and improved by more than $960 million, and Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) grew eight-fold to over $1 billion. In 2021, Mattel achieved its highest annual growth rate in decades, with Net Sales up 19% and Operating Income up 95% versus the prior year.
During Mr. Kreiz’s tenure, Mattel has established its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and goals to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic materials in all products and packaging and reduce plastic packaging by 25% per product by 2030, and to maintain 100% pay equity globally and increase representation of women and by ethnicity across all levels of the organization. Under Mr. Kreiz’s leadership, Mattel has been recognized for its achievements in workplace culture and employee well-being by several organizations, including Forbes, Time, Fast Company, the Great Place to Work Institute, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.
Mr. Kreiz has had extensive experience as a corporate leader in the media and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Mattel, he was Chairman and CEO of Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form video content and one of YouTube’s largest multi-channel networks. Maker Studios was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2014.
Prior to Maker Studios, Mr. Kreiz was Chairman and CEO of the Endemol Group, the world's largest independent television production company and owner of major programming franchises including Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Under Mr. Kreiz’s leadership, Endemol produced more than 10,000 hours of programming a year. He also strengthened the company’s creative output, expanded into scripted content, and built its distribution business.
Before Endemol, Mr. Kreiz was a General Partner at Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe), one of the leading early-stage startup investors in Europe.
Prior to Balderton, Mr. Kreiz co-founded Fox Kids Europe NV where he served as Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, Fox Kids became one of the fastest growing pay TV channels in Europe and the Middle East and operated pay TV channels across 54 countries, broadcasting in 17 languages. The majority ownership of Fox Kids Europe NV was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2002.
Mr. Kreiz received a BA degree in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of Warner Music Group and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Kreiz is also a member of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies.
Dr John Rich is a senior consulting Agribusiness Industry Specialist for the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and has acted as a specialist Agribusiness Consultant for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He is a senior board advisor to ADM Capital, representing major US and EU based pension funds, an Independent non-executive Director of Zalar Morocco and Director of Australian Agricultural Consulting and Nutrition in Australia. From 1990 to 2003, he was an executive director of Austasia Pty Ltd, an agri-business conglomerate which has operations in Australia, South East Asia and China, and from 1995 to 2002 was a director of AN-OSI Pty Ltd, a company that specialized in supply-chain management for feedlot beef, poultry and dairy operations in Asia and Europe.
Dr Rich holds a BSc and a BVSc from the University of Sydney, is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and a registered member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons with extensive post graduate experience in the agribusiness, food and finance industry. He has completed a number of post-graduate courses in finance and agricultural food-related industries.
On the 19th of July, 2016 he was appointed as interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of MHP S.A. and Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
On 19 March 2019, the Board confirmed Dr John Rich as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of MHP SE on a permanent basis.
Jessica Spence is Beam Suntory’s first President of Brands, leading company-wide strategy to unleash the full potential of the brands people love by putting them at the heart of the business. She brings nearly 25 years of global spirits and consumer products experience across both commercial and brand-building roles. Jessica became President of Brands in October 2019.
With P&L responsibility for Beam Suntory’s largest global brands, Jessica is shaking things up and driving a massive organizational change by creating the space to reinvent the company’s market-centric business model to one that is global, where its premium brands come first. An intentional global change agent, she is admired for her ability to see the big picture, build teams across different cultures, and solve challenges with clarity and speed while delivering growth in the process. Jessica also leads global innovation and product R&D; emerging marketing technologies, tools and platforms; and integrated marketing communications and design.
Jessica joined Beam Suntory from Carlsberg Group where she served as Chief Commercial Officer, overseeing the company’s global marketing, sales, insights, R&D and innovation functions. She previously served as Carlsberg’s Senior Vice President Commercial based in Copenhagen, and in senior commercial and marketing roles for Carlsberg Asia based in Hong Kong.
Jessica has a Master of Arts in Philosophy with honors from the University of Cambridge, a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and an MBA from INSEAD. She is a member of the Fortune Most Powerful Women network
Anton Vincent serves as President, Mars Wrigley North America. Since joining Mars in 2019, Anton has successfully led the acceleration of value creation of one of the world’s largest, most iconic consumer brand portfolios. He leads the cross-segment Regional Presidents Council (RPC) and is the principal Mars leadership voice for industry and regulatory matters in the US.
Prior to joining Mars, Anton was the CEO of Greencore, PLC, USA, a leading co-pack and co-man company. He spent 20 years at General Mills building award winning brands and leading three divisions to record financial performance, helped execute the $10B acquisition of the Pillsbury Company and served on the board of 301 Inc., General Mills’ early-stage venture fund. Anton is a boundaryless global leader who is focused on transformational change, expanding mindsets for modern growth, developing breakthrough leaders and leading at the speed of tomorrow.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Anton holds a BBA in Finance from Sam Houston State University and an MBA in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he currently serves on the Dean’s Council. Anton is active in industry leadership, serving on the National Confectionary Association (NCA) board and the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA). He is also an independent board director for International Paper (IP:NYSE), a $22B Fortune 100 company and the global leader in fiber-based packaging and pulp with operations in 180 countries.
Anton is a highly sought-after leadership influencer and speaker. He has been recognized by many organizations and publications for his enterprise leadership – most notably – Savoy Magazine (Most Influential African Americans in Corporate America), Black Enterprise (Most Influential Blacks in America, Most Influential Marketing & Advertising Executives), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Century Award of Excellence) and the Minneapolis Business Journal (Minority Executive of the Year). Anton is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and a founding member of Black Executive CMO Alliance (BECA), an alliance of the leading CXOs and CMOs.
Michael K. (Mike) Wirth, 61, has been Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Corporation since 2018.
Wirth served as vice chairman of the board in 2017, and as executive vice president of Midstream & Development from 2016 to 2018, where he was responsible for the shipping, supply and trading, and pipeline and power operating units, as well as for Chevron’s strategy, business development, and corporate affairs.
Previously, Wirth was executive vice president of Downstream & Chemicals from 2006 to 2015 and president of Global Supply and Trading from 2003 to 2006. He joined Chevron as a design engineer in 1982 and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.
Wirth serves on the board of directors of Catalyst. He is also chairman of the board of the American Petroleum Institute, and is a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum International Business Council, and the American Society of Corporate Executives.
Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand leadership for national media outlets, an in-demand keynote speaker and consultant, and an influential writer. Denise is the author of the bestselling books What Great Brands Do: The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest and FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies.
Joe Atkinson is Vice Chair - US Chief Products & Technology Officer at PwC, enabling teams to develop products and drive strategies that have an impact on the way people work — to change how work is done at scale. Joe helps the firm and its clients navigate today’s rapid pace of tech transformation and sets the strategic agenda that guides PwC's Products & Technology team, with the goal of providing tools and technologies that help companies move faster, reduce complexities and fuel growth. A proud dad, husband and Penn State alum, Joe is driven to give back to his community, supporting nonprofits focused on health, social betterment and digital literacy.
Noopur Davis is Senior Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer for Comcast. Her responsibilities include product security and privacy, information and infrastructure security, cybersecurity risk management, security architecture, security engineering, security operations and incident response, security intelligence and analytics, identity management, and Legal Response Center for Comcast Corporate and Comcast Cable
businesses. Noopur’s teams are doing groundbreaking work in the use of blockchain for IoT security, in building streaming security data integration platforms, and in using machine learning to build models for early threat detection.
She is a champion of women in technology, is the executive sponsor of Comcast/NBCUniversal TechWomen, on the steering committee of Comcast Technology, Product, eXperience Diversity Council, and an executive sponsor of the Comcast Asian Pacific Americans Employee Resource Group.
Noopur joined Comcast from Intel, where she served as Vice President, Global Quality, ISecG. Previously, she was a Visiting Scientist and Senior Member of Technical Staff at Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, Principal of management consulting firm Davis Systems, and held various leadership and technical positions in Fortune 500 companies.
Noopur holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). She is the recipient of the WICT/SCTE•ISBE/Cablefax Women in Technology award for 2018.
Marc Galindo is a managing director and group manager in the Specialty Banking Division of City National Bank. In this role, he has national oversight of the Renewable Power Project Finance department, which he started in 2019, as well as other regional client coverage responsibilities for the San Francisco office.
Prior to joining City National Bank, Mr. Galindo worked in various client coverage and risk management roles of increasing responsibility at HSBC, GE Capital and Credit Suisse. He has experience in both corporate finance and project finance and has worked on both bilateral financings and large syndicated transactions. Before beginning his banking career, Marc held roles in both engineering and finance at Verizon.
Mr. Galindo holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University (Stern School of Business). He and his wife Amy reside in Berkeley, CA with their three children.
David Moore is senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Micron Technology. He leads corporate strategy, corporate development, public and government affairs and global communications and marketing.
Mr. Moore has over two decades of experience in the semiconductor industry. Prior to joining Micron, Mr. Moore served as corporate vice president and general manager at Intel where he oversaw the company’s field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and structured ASIC business, product portfolio and engineering across silicon, software and platforms. He began his career in engineering at Altera and served in various engineering and business leadership roles in the US and overseas prior to its acquisition by Intel in 2015.
Mr. Moore holds a master’s degree in electrical, electronics and communications from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University College of Dublin, Ireland.
Shibani Joshi is an experienced journalist who has covered business, technology and general news for global media outlets including ABC News, Fox News Channel, Yahoo! Finance and Huffington Post. She provides commentary on business, technology and lifestyle topics and hosts events for leading corporations.
Previously, Shibani anchored a daily markets show and had her own dedicated segment on TV called “Joshi on Tech” on the Fox Business Network in New York City. In her almost 6-year tenure, she evolved into the dedicated on-air tech reporter at both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.
Shibani also reported extensively live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and NYMex exchanges, covering the 2008 market crash, historic interest rate cuts, record oil prices and the biggest point drop in Dow history (at the time).
Throughout her career, Shibani has interviewed large-cap tech CEOs and executives from companies including Apple, Qualcomm, Google, Sony and Ebay. She has also interviewed execs from Uber, Dropbox, Rent the Runway and Angie’s List in their early stages.
Her unique business perspective stems from real-world corporate experience and a distinguished business education. After double majoring in finance and accounting, she worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City, where she focused on corporate finance and M&A projects.
Joshi later moved on to Disney/ABC Media Networks, where she was the firm’s Senior Manager of Digital Strategy. In 2014, she created ShibanionTech.com, a blog focused on stories at the intersection of lifestyle and technology.
Shibani teaches at the University of Oklahoma, sits on the Board of Advisors for the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma, and served as a Trustee to The Children’s School in La Jolla, California.
Shibani is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and holds an MBA from The Harvard Business School. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her 3 children.
Jen Rogers is an award-winning financial reporter and anchor. Most recently, she was the host of The Final Round, Yahoo! Finance’s live daily close-of-market show and Time for Change, its program focused on issues of diversity and social justice in the business world.
Before joining Yahoo! Finance, Jen spent more than a decade in television -- at CNN, MSNBC, and Reuters. She has had a front row seat for the biggest tech and finance stories of our time and has interviewed a who’s who of business leaders, including Warren Buffett and Elon Musk.
Jen is a runner, a reader, and a cancer survivor. She co-founded Comedy vs Cancer, an annual event which raises money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she also serves on the Patient and Family Advisory Council.
Rhonda Schaffler has been reporting on business for NJ Spotlight News since 2016. Previously, she worked as an anchor and reporter for CNN, Reuters and Bloomberg.
Amit Verma is Vice President, Solutions and Technology for Comcast Business with 20+ years of experience in telecommunications and managed services. Mr. Verma is responsible for Solution Architecture, Network Engineering, Solution development, Compliance and Strategic technology alliances within Enterprise Solutions organization that sells and delivers Managed Solutions to Fortune 1000 Customers nationwide. Amit has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Kellogg School of Management and a MS in Computer Science from George Mason University.
NYC-based video presenter and producer with extensive experience in all areas of television and digital video development and production, including anchoring, reporting, writing, producing, interviewing, editing, social media, hiring and team development. Organized, detail-oriented and collaborative leader with comprehensive experience in business news, media training and startups.
Julia Boorstin is CNBC’s Senior Media & Tech Correspondent based at the network’s Los Angeles Bureau. She covers media with a special focus on the intersection of media and technology. Boorstin also plays a key role on CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck” (M-F, 11AM-12PM ET/8AM-9AM PT) delivering reporting, analysis and interviews around streaming, social and the convergence of media and technology. She joined CNBC in May 2006 as a general assignment reporter and in 2007 moved to Los Angeles to cover media.
In 2013, Boorstin created and launched the CNBC Disruptor 50, an annual list she oversees, highlighting the private companies transforming the economy and challenging companies in established industries. Additionally, she reported a documentary on the future of television for the network, “Stay Tuned…The Future of TV.” She also helped launch CNBC’s ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative covering the people and companies closing gender gaps, and leads CNBC’s coverage of studies on this topic. She is currently writing a book called, “WHEN WOMEN LEAD: What they achieve, Why they succeed, and How we can learn from them,” about female founders that Simon & Schuster’s Avid Reader imprint is publishing in October 2022.
Boorstin joined CNBC from Fortune magazine where she was a business writer and reporter since 2000. During that time, she was also a contributor to “Street Life,” a live market wrap-up segment on CNN Headline News.
In 2003, 2004 and 2006, The Journalist and Financial Reporting newsletter named Boorstin to the “TJFR 30 under 30” list of the most promising business journalists under 30 years old. She has also worked for the State Department’s delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and for Vice President Gore’s domestic policy office.
She graduated with honors from Princeton University with a B.A. in history. She was also an editor of The Daily Princetonian.
Contessa Brewer is a correspondent and substitute anchor for CNBC appearing throughout Business Day as well as the network’s 7pm ET newscast “The News with Shepard Smith.” She covers major news stories for CNBC including presidential elections, hurricanes, the coronavirus pandemic and trade wars. Her specialty coverage areas are casinos, the gaming industry and the insurance industry. Brewer joined the network in 2017 and is based at CNBC Global Headquarters.
A National Emmy-Award winning journalist, Brewer is known for her marathon on-air coverage of breaking news and big political stories. While an anchor for MSNBC, she hosted daily news programs and the long-running, primetime series “Caught on Camera.” As a correspondent, Brewer has contributed reports to CBS News, CBSN, WNBC, NBC News and MSNBC, where she covered a wide range of stories including presidential elections, debt ceilings, government shutdowns, natural disasters, terror attacks and celebrity news. She began her career in Reno, NV followed by Palm Springs, CA and Milwaukee, WI.
Brewer is a Remembrance Scholar and magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and Honors Program. She’s narrated several audiobooks and resides in New York with her husband, twin sons and a dappled dachshund.
Jim Cramer believes there is always a bull market somewhere, and he wants to help you find it. He is host of CNBC's "Mad Money," (M-F, 6PM ET) featuring lively guest interviews, viewer calls and most important, the unmatched, fiery opinions of Cramer himself. He serves as the viewer's personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing—navigating through both opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind—to help them make money.
Cramer is also co-anchor of the 9 a.m. ET hour of CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET) and the founder of TheStreet, a multimedia provider of financial commentary.
He graduated from Harvard College where he was president and editor-in-chief of the prestigious daily, The Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he became a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and later for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, where he covered stories ranging from homicides to sporting events.
Cramer is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. His compounded rate of return was 24 percent after all fees for 14 years at Cramer Berkowitz. He retired from his hedge fund in 2001, where he finished with one of the best records in the business, including having 36 percent-plus year in 2000.
He helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine before attending Harvard Law School and earning a law degree. Upon graduating and passing the New York State Bar Examination and being admitted to the N.Y. State Bar, Cramer joined Goldman Sachs in sales and trading. While at Goldman, Cramer wrote for The New Republic about stock market issues.
In December 2013, he published the book, "Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully," in which he creates a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. Cramer is also the author of "Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even," "Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich," "Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich," "Jim Cramer's RealMoney" and "Confessions of a Street Addict."
Sara Eisen is anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-4PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world, including Phil Knight, Leon Black, Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde, among others.
Previously, Eisen was co-anchor of the 10AM ET hour on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET), which broadcasts from Post 9 at the New York Stock Exchange. Before that, she was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 2PM-3PM ET) and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), both of which broadcast from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She joined CNBC in December 2013 as a correspondent, focusing on the global consumer.
Prior to CNBC, Eisen was co-anchor of “Bloomberg Surveillance” as well as a correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she covered global macroeconomics, policy and business. During that time, she covered the European debt crisis, the tsunami aftermath and Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Eisen also hosted the Bloomberg Radio program, “On the Economy.”
She is the editor of “Currencies After the Crash: The Uncertain Future of the Global Paper-Based Currency System” published by McGraw-Hill in Jan. 2013.
Eisen holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a concentration in business reporting from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Rosanna Lockwood is a reporter for CNBC based in Singapore, covering headline business and financial news stories. She also occasionally serves as a relief co-anchor for shows across Asia-Pacific programming.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2020, she gained significant experience handling complex political and business topics for major news organisations across the UK, the Middle East and Russia.
Rosanna is British and began her career as a reporter and producer for the BBC, Bloomberg and ITN in London. She later moved to the United Arab Emirates, where she worked as a freelance television news correspondent for Reuters, and interviewed high-profile government officials and business executives across the Gulf as a moderator for live conferences and events. She also spent two years based in Moscow as an English-language anchor for the 24-hour news network RT International, presenting live coverage of breaking stories for a global audience. She has travelled widely and speaks basic conversational Russian.
Rosanna has an undergraduate degree in English Literature and Drama from Royal Holloway University of London, as well as a BJTC-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the London College of Communication. Prior to qualifying as a journalist, she worked in investment communications for a merchant bank.
Tyler Mathisen co-anchors CNBC's "Power Lunch" (M-F, 1PM-3PM ET), one of the network's longest running program franchises. He is also Vice President, Events Strategy for CNBC, working closely with the network's events team to grow the rapidly expanding business.
Previously, Mathisen was co-anchor of "Nightly Business Report," an award-winning evening business news program produced by CNBC for U.S. public television. In 2014, NBR was named best radio/TV show by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). Since joining CNBC in 1997, Mathisen has held a number of positions including managing editor of CNBC Business News, responsible for directing the network's daily content and coverage. He was also co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell."
Mathisen has reported one-hour documentaries for the network including "Best Buy: The Big Box Fights Back," "Supermarkets Inc: Inside a $500 Billion Money Machine" and "Death: It's a Living." Mathisen was also host of the CNBC series "How I Made My Millions."
Prior to CNBC, Mathisen spent 15 years as a writer, senior editor and top editor for Money magazine. Among other duties, he supervised the magazine's mutual funds coverage, its annual investment forecast issue and its expansion into electronic journalism, for which it won the first-ever National Magazine Award for New Media in 1997.
In 1993, Mathisen won the American University-Investment Company Institute Award for Personal Finance Journalism for a televised series on "Caring for Aging Parents," which aired on ABC's "Good Morning America." Mathisen served as money editor of "GMA" from 1991 to 1997. He also won an Emmy Award for a report on the 1987 stock market crash that aired on New York's WCBS-TV.
A native of Arlington,Va., Mathisen graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia.
Dan Murphy is CNBC’s anchor and correspondent based in the United Arab Emirates, reporting on business, markets, economics and geopolitics from across the Middle East region.
Courtney Reagan is CNBC's Retail Reporter. In 2011, Reagan was named general assignment reporter for CNBC's Business Day programming. She also contributes to NBC's "TODAY," "NBC Nightly News" and "Nightly Business Report" on public television. Reagan also regularly contributes to CNBC.com.
Previously, Reagan anchored the daily business headline reports for CNBC, the NBC affiliate stations, MSNBC and CNBC world. She also worked on CNBC's planning team and was a segment producer for CNBC's "On the Money," where she pitched, wrote and produced feature and news stories and packages for the program. Reagan began her career at CNBC in 2006 on the News Desk.
Prior to CNBC, Reagan participated in the NBC Page program, where she held positions at "Dateline NBC" and "Weekend Today," and also worked in guest relations for the network. Reagan also held positions at ESPN Networks and Merrill Lynch.
She holds bachelor's degrees in finance and mass communication from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Reagan graduated with distinction from NYU's Stern School of Business with a MBA with specializations in economics, luxury marketing and entertainment/media/technology. She was her class recipient of the "Excellence in Economics" for academic achievement in economics while at NYU.
Andrew Ross Sorkin is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET), CNBC's signature morning program. Sorkin is also a financial columnist for The New York Times and the editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site he founded that is published by The Times.
Sorkin is the author of the best-selling book, "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves," which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. The book won the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Best Business Book, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize and the 2010 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award. The book was adapted as a movie by HBO Films in 2011. Sorkin was a co-producer of the film, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards.
Sorkin is also co-creator of the drama series "Billions" on Showtime starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis.
Over the years, Sorkin has broken news on many major mergers and acquisitions, including Chase's acquisition of JPMorgan and Hewlett-Packard's acquisition of Compaq. He also led The Times's coverage of Vodafone's $183 billion hostile bid for Mannesmann, resulting in the world's largest takeover ever.
He won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2004 for breaking the news of IBM's historic sale of its PC business to Lenovo. He was also a finalist in the commentary category for his DealBook column. He won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for breaking news in 2005 and again in 2006. In 2007, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader. In 2008 and 2009, Vanity Fair named him to its "Next Establishment" list. He was also named to the "Directorship 100," a list of the most influential people on the nation's board of directors. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sorkin began writing for The New York Times in 1995 under unusual circumstances: He hadn't yet graduated from high school.
He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. degree in May 1999.
Brian Sullivan is anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” (M-F, 5AM-6AM ET), which broadcasts from CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He is also Senior National Correspondent for the network, covering some of the nation’s biggest stories.
Most recently, Sullivan was co-anchor of CNBC’s “Power Lunch”(M-F, 1PM-3PM ET).
In his 20 years of financial journalism and television experience, Sullivan has reported from five continents. He has been twice nominated for the prestigious Loeb Award; one for being recognized as among the first financial journalists to highlight the risks of the housing bubble in 2007, and the other for the 2013 CNBC documentary “America’s Gun: The Rise of the AR-15.”
Prior to CNBC, Sullivan served as an anchor at Fox Business News as well as a producer, reporter and anchor for Bloomberg Television.
Sullivan has a B.A. in political science from Virginia Tech, where he serves on the Alumni Board, as well as a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. In his free time, he is an avid race car driver with two SCCA divisional championships.
Julianna Tatelbaum is a London-based anchor and reporter. She is currently co-anchor of the European edition of CNBC’s Street Signs which brings viewers daily analysis of all major European corporate, political and financial market events. During the coronavirus pandemic, Julianna led coverage of the vaccine race in Europe, tracking breaking medical news and interviewing key leaders across the healthcare space.
Julianna joined CNBC in 2018 with nearly a decade of investment banking experience working at Deutsche Bank in New York and London. Julianna started her career as a macroeconomic research analyst then transitioned to equity research and specialist sales where she provided investment advice on the European Chemicals sector to institutional investors.
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Julianna is a dual national with US and UK citizenship. She holds an honours degree in economics and psychology and is a trained improvisational actor.
Suzy Welch is a noted business journalist, bestselling author, entrepreneur, board member, and impact investor. With her husband, the late Jack Welch, Suzy co-authored WINNING and THE REAL-LIFE MBA, two of the best-selling business books of all time, and on her own, wrote the NYT and WSJ best-seller 10-10-10, about values-based decision making. Suzy is a frequent contributor on CNBC and The Today Show, and an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business. In 2018, Suzy helped launch and lead the music tech company Quadio, and currently serves on several public and nonprofit boards.
It’s a complex time for an energy giant like Chevron. Amid sky-high gas costs and the White House push to restrict fuel exports, Chevron’s goal to provide affordable energy while planning for low-carbon initiatives, remains a delicate, if not fraught, balancing act. CEO Mike Wirth sits down for a wide-ranging talk on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, the future of renewables and fossil fuels and how to navigate environmental, regulatory and geopolitical tides, as the company moves toward a greener, more competitive reinvention.
Mike Wirth, Chevron CEO
Interviewer: Sara Eisen, CNBC “Closing Bell” Anchor
One year on the job and already Priscilla Sims Brown has taken the business world by storm thanks, in part, to her outspoken commitment to racial and social justice. A multi-national board director and C-suite executive with 30 years of financial services experience, Brown has never been afraid to urge bold, urgent action on any number of critical issues such as equity and inclusion, climate justice and gun safety – if the end goal is to move customers and the community forward. She joins us for a thought-provoking conversation at a critical juncture in the banking industry, the economy and society.
Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated Bank President & CEO
Interviewer: Andrew Ross Sorkin, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor
The ongoing war in Ukraine has disrupted the lives of millions of people, as the number of civilian casualties and displaced persons continues to rise. Throughout the ongoing crisis, MHP SE, the Ukraine-based agricultural and poultry producer, has been rising to the challenge of continuing to meet the needs of Ukrainians and in the European markets, where prices are on the rise and critical shortages loom. We sit down with Dr. John Rich, Executive Chairman of MHP SE, to talk about the company’s logistical challenges, the outlook for the future and the extraordinary levels of cooperation and assistance among competitors in the markets to ensure food needs continue to be met both within Ukraine itself and across Europe.
John Rich, MHP SE Executive Chairman
Interviewer: Rosanna Lockwood, CNBC International Reporter
Despite a sluggish economy and looming threat of recession, advertising spending increased by 20% this year as companies continue to pour money into marketing campaigns. But where companies are spending ad dollars is changing and so are the ways brands connect with consumers. We’ll look at the evolution of marketing and advertising, and how legacy companies build and sustain great brands and create measurable value for customers, and employees.
Denise Lee Yohn, “What Great Brands Do” Author
Interviewer: Courtney Reagan, CNBC Senior Retail Reporter
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From assembly lines to electric vehicles, automakers are adapting for the next century. But EVs mark not just a transportation revolution, but a fundamental shift in electronics reflected across many industries. This session will look at ways U.S. manufacturing is adapting to serve this new reality and solutions that will drive the digital transformation.
David Moore, Micron Technology SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Interviewer: Rhonda Schaffler, Business Anchor
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The need for new digital skills is more than a pain point for corporations. It’s impacting overall operations and growth. As the war on talent rages on, companies will no longer be able to hire their way to a solution. They need to empower business leaders to adopt a build versus buy mentality for their tech talent strategy. This session will explore the benefits of Digital Upskilling to a company and its leadership, but also as a draw for employees—existing and prospective—and why it should be treated as any other critical benefit in order to thrive in the future of work.
Joe Atkinson, PwC US Vice Chair – Chief Products & Technology Officer
Interviewer: Caroline Woods, Financial Reporter
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We’ve hit an inflection point in the general power market. More new projects are renewable than not. Still, the question remains: Are we transitioning quickly enough? This session will look at financing opportunities, supply chain concerns and the transition to a greener future.
Marc D. Galindo, City National Bank Managing Director, Renewable Power Project Finance
Interviewer: Jen Rogers, Financial Reporter
By 2024, cybercriminals are projected to cost the global economy more than $6 trillion annually. Perhaps nowhere more pronounced than in the corporate sector—45% of organizations suffering from some form of cybersecurity breach. From ransomware and phishing to cloud malware and supply chain attacks, hackers continue to punch countless holes into business firewalls. Enter enterprise security firm, Darktrace, which employs AI technology to detect and interrupt malicious activity for thousands of global conglomerates. CEO Poppy Gustafsson tells us how to catch web thugs and why she is calling for a ‘tech NATO’ task force to police the cyber underworld.
Poppy Gustafsson, Darktrace CEO
Interviewer: Julianna Tatelbaum, CNBC Anchor & Reporter
Capital A, previously known as the AirAsia Group, is looking to rebound from the pandemic travel slowdown in dramatic fashion as the Malaysian low-cost travel group looks to debut on the New York Stock Exchange next year. The company’s CEO, Tony Fernandes, is not shy in his enthusiasm for the promise of technology in ensuring low-cost fares remain available to as many consumers as possible and the rosier future he sees ahead as more countries come back online after shutdowns. We’ll sit down with Fernandes to talk about these things well as leading through one of the most challenging times of his career, and why he remains so bullish on the future of travel.
Tony Fernandes, Capital A CEO
Interviewer: Dan Murphy, CNBC Correspondent
As the U.S. faces record-breaking heat waves, rising inflation and tighter energy supplies, all eyes are on the energy sector as a long, hot, expensive summer looms. Add in increasing cyber threats and the slow progress of renewable energy, and it all seems like being an energy company CEO might not be the easiest job right now. We’ll talk with Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good about the risks facing the country’s electrical grid, her thoughts on the evolution of the industry and what she sees as the most promising developments that could help the company’s 7.4 million customers breathe a little easier this summer.
Lynn Good, Duke Energy CEO
Interviewer: Jim Cramer CNBC “Mad Money” Host & “Squawk on the Street” Co-Anchor
As the nation’s top waste and recycling operator, WM manages 30 percent of all U.S landfill volume. So how does the company keep pace with rising raw materials and energy prices, supply pressures and labor churn? A large part of the solution is a bigger push into automation and renewable investments.
Jim Fish, WM CEO
Interviewer: Kristina Partsinevelos, CNBC General Assignment Reporter
Mattel, one of the world’s largest toymakers, is in the final phase of a hugely successful reboot and financial comeback. A key part of its reinvention was a total overhaul of core brands, like Barbie, to reflect evolving demographics and diverse consumer tastes. Next stop: Doubling down on TV and film projects, and evolution into an IP-driven deal machine with its formidable lineup of other properties (Hot Wheels, Fisher Price and Masters of the Universe).
Ynon Kreiz, Mattel CEO
Interviewer: Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Tech Correspondent
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The increased focus on cybersecurity is due to a perfect storm of conditions, including work from home, rising ransomware attacks, and more. While it’s a top corporate priority for many leaders, the talent gap is making it a challenge to tackle. This session will discuss ways leaders can work to prioritize hiring, find smart and efficient solutions, and best utilize the help of cybersecurity service providers.
Noopur Davis, Comcast EVP & Chief Information Security and Product Privacy Officer
Amit Verma, Comcast Business Vice President, Solutions & Technology
Moderator: Shibani Joshi, Technology Reporter
Against a backdrop of rising inflation, high gas prices and stagnant wages, it would seem it might be a tough time to be in the sweets and spirits businesses. So, how are Beam Suntory (owner of such brands as Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Suntory and Courvoisier) and Mars Wrigley (Skittles, Snickers and M&M’s among others) continuing to grow revenue? From smart marketing that reinforces deep consumer-brand connections while simultaneously bringing in new generations, to premiumization strategies aimed at capturing high-end consumers, to sustainability initiatives designed to offset supply chain constraints—these companies are innovating their way to growth. We’ll talk to presidents from both companies about the challenges and opportunities present in the current economic climate.
Jessica Spence, Beam Suntory Brands President
Anton Vincent, Mars Wrigley North America President
Moderator: Brian Sullivan, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor
The proliferation of online gaming and sports betting provided a much-needed boost to casinos rocked by a total drop-off in foot traffic in their most iconic properties during the height of the pandemic. Even though casinos have largely re-opened in the U.S. and other key markets, the online piece of the larger puzzle continues to represent a significant potential source of growth and expansion. We’ll talk to three of the top CEOs in the international casino and gaming industry about the future of digital gaming, leadership during tumultuous times and their plans for continued expansion into Asian markets that still experience periodic shutdowns.
Craig Billings, Wynn Resorts, CEO
Robert Goldstein, Sands Chairman and CEO
Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International CEO
Moderator: Contessa Brewer, CNBC Correspondent
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As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albert Bourla leads Pfizer in its purpose: breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health.
During his more than 25 years at Pfizer, Albert has built a diverse and successful career, holding a number of senior global positions across a range of markets and disciplines. Prior to taking the reins as CEO in January 2019, Albert served as the Pfizer’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) beginning in January 2018, responsible for overseeing the Company’s commercial strategy, manufacturing, and global product development functions.
Previously, from February 2016 to December 2017, Albert served as Group President of Pfizer Innovative Health, which comprised the Consumer Healthcare, Inflammation & Immunology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Rare Disease and Vaccines business groups. In addition, he created the Patient and Health Impact Group, dedicated to developing solutions for increasing patient access, demonstrating the value of Pfizer’s medicines, and ensuring broader business model innovation.
From January 2014 to January 2016, Albert served as Group President of Pfizer’s Global Vaccines, Oncology, and Consumer Healthcare business, where he was instrumental in building a strong and competitive position in Oncology and expanding the Company’s leadership in Vaccines.
Albert was President and General Manager of Pfizer’s Established Products business from 2010-2013, leading the development and implementation of strategies and tactics related to Pfizer’s off-patent portfolio, (including legacy brands and generics.
He began his Pfizer career in 1993 in the Animal Health Division as Technical Director of Greece. He held positions of increasing responsibility within Animal Health across Europe, before moving to Pfizer’s New York Global Headquarters in 2001. From there, Albert went on to assume a succession of leadership roles within the Animal Health Division, including US Group Marketing Director (2001-2004), Vice President of Business Development and New Products Marketing (2004-2006), and Area President of Animal Health Europe, Africa and the Middle East (2006-2009). In 2009, he assumed additional responsibilities for the Asia and Pacific regions.
Albert is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University. In 2020, he was ranked as America’s top CEO in the Pharmaceuticals sector by Institutional Investor magazine. He is on the executive committee of The Partnership for New York City, a director on multiple boards – Pfizer, Inc., The Pfizer Foundation, PhRMA, and Catalyst – and a Trustee of the United States Council for International Business. In addition, Albert is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council.
Arnold Donald has been president & chief executive officer of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, since July 2013. Prior to that, he served on the board for 12 years. He currently serves on the board of Bank of America Corporation and Crown Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Donald spent more than 20 years at Monsanto Company as corporate senior vice-president, president of the consumer and nutrition sector, and president of the agricultural sector. Following Monsanto, Mr. Donald was chairman of Merisant Company, which manufactures leading global sweetener brands Equal and Canderel.
Immediately prior to Carnival Corporation, Mr. Donald was president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional network and leadership forum for African-American executives of Fortune 500 companies, and president and CEO of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, the world’s largest charitable funder of diabetes research.
Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, from Bulgaria, is Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board from October 1, 2019.
Lauren R. Hobart is President and Chief Executive Officer of Dick's Sporting Goods. Lauren is the third CEO in the company’s history, preceded by current Executive Chairman & Chief Merchant, Ed Stack (1984 – January 2021), and the company’s founder, Dick Stack (1948 – 1984).
Lauren joined DICK'S in February 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In her time as CMO, Lauren revamped the Company's marketing efforts, drove significant improvement in the ROI of the marketing spend and was instrumental in developing and launching the CALIA by Carrie Underwood brand. In 2015, Lauren was promoted to Executive Vice President and CMO and later to Executive Vice President, Chief Customer & Digital Officer. She became President of DICK'S in May 2017 overseeing the Stores, Marketing, eCommerce, Technology, HR, Communications, Legal and Strategy & Analytics organizations. Additionally, she has served on the DICK'S Board of Directors since January 2018 and is President of The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation.
During her tenure, Lauren has helped drive the company’s robust technology and eCommerce strategies, among other substantive growth initiatives. She has had a significant impact on shaping DICK'S inclusive culture, enhancing our exceptional customer service offering and improving the customer experience.
Under Lauren's leadership, The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation developed its signature Sports Matter initiative in 2014, which has enabled over one million children to have access to sports. DICK'S and the DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation have given over $105 million in grants and sponsorships since 2014 to raise awareness and address the growing issue of underfunded youth sports programs nationwide.
Prior to joining DICK'S, Lauren spent 14 years at PepsiCo in various leadership roles, including CMO of Carbonated Sports Drinks in North America. Prior to PepsiCo, Lauren was at Wells Fargo Bank and at JP Morgan Chase.
From 2014 to 2018, Lauren served as a member of the board of directors of Sonic Corp; since November 2020, Lauren has served on the YUM Brands! Board of Directors.
Kasper Rorsted was born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1962 and is a Danish national. He holds a degree in International Business Studies from the Copenhagen Business College, Denmark, from where he graduated in 1985, and completed a series of Executive Programs at Harvard Business School, USA. During his career, Kasper Rorsted gained valuable experience within the IT industry in various management positions at Oracle, Compaq, and Hewlett Packard. These include Head of Compaq Enterprise Business Group EMEA (1995-2001) and Vice President and General Manager EMEA (2001-2002) based in Germany and Switzerland at Compaq and Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA (2002-2004) based in Switzerland at Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment Corporation. In 2005, Kasper Rorsted joined consumer goods manufacturer Henkel based in Germany as Executive Vice President Human Resources Management, Procurement, IT, and Infrastructure Services. In 2007, he became the Vice Chairman of the Management Board before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Henkel in 2008. Since 2016, Kasper Rorsted has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany.
Kasper Rorsted is also Member of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland and Member of the Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Berlin and Munich, Germany
Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, M.D., has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novartis since February 1, 2018.
Dr. Narasimhan previously was Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer for Novartis. He has also served as Global Head of Development for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Global Head of the Sandoz Biopharmaceuticals and Oncology Injectables business unit, Global Head of Development for Novartis Vaccines, North America Region Head for Novartis Vaccines, and United States Country President for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics. Before joining Novartis in 2005, he worked at McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Narasimhan received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the US, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Chicago in the US. During and after his medical studies, he worked extensively on a range of public health issues in developing countries. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Medicine and serves on the board of fellows of Harvard Medical School.
As President and CEO of McDonald’s, Chris leads the millions of dedicated McFamily members who help create delicious, feel-good moments for everyone.
Chris is responsible for driving growth strategy and ensuring that McDonald’s values are embedded throughout the system as the filter through which all our business decisions are made, bringing our corporate purpose—to feed and foster community—to life.
Prior to becoming CEO, Chris served as President of McDonald’s USA, leading the business operations of approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States.
Chris joined McDonald’s in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Innovation. In this role, he worked closely with our business leaders and franchisees to identify innovative new ideas and best practices to accelerate system growth.
Chris has more than 25 years of experience working in premier global consumer companies. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, and also held senior positions at PepsiCo and Kraft Foods where he was EVP, Growth Initiatives and President, International.
In addition to serving on the McDonald’s Board of Directors, he is also a trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Chris is a proud alumnus of both Duke University and Harvard Business School. He lives in Chicago, IL, with his wife and two kids.