CNBC Evolve Global Summit

Transforming Companies for the Future

As technology and innovation are redefining expectations for corporations to achieve success and growth in an era of disruption, business leaders are embracing change and transforming their organizations for the future.

The CNBC Evolve Global Summit will gather leaders and innovators from around the world for provocative conversations and to share strategies and tactics necessary for adapting, innovating and transforming in this new era of business.

Legacy companies are taking pages out of start-ups game plans and applying scale and scope changing the way we do business.

Themes we’ll cover:

• Agility of a start up with the power of a multi-national
• Is the metaverse for real?
• Battle for digital supremacy
• From assembly lines to EV, automakers adapt for the next century
• Evolving executive- workplace, DEI and climate change


Fama Francisco

Ma. Fatima D. Francisco (Fama) leads P&G’s second largest sector, global Baby, Feminine and Family Care, representing $19 billion in net sales and serving consumers around the world with household-name brands such as Pampers, Always, Tampax, Luvs, Bounty, Charmin and Puffs.
A real trailblazer, Fama has achieved many firsts in her 33 years at the company, including: being the first female sale manager hired in P&G Philippines, amongst the youngest women promoted to President, and the first Asian female Sector CEO in P&G’s 185-year history.
Fama is a respected business leader with a track record of turning around global businesses. She led North America Baby Care to category share leadership for the first time in 20 years. While at the helm of Global Feminine Care, the company accelerated the growth of Always Discreet, P&G’s first major category entry in a decade. Fama championed the global expansion of the iconic Always #LikeAGirl female empowerment campaign, recognized with more than 120 industry awards across all aspects of brand building. Fama became Baby & Feminine Care Sector CEO in 2019. In two years, under her forward-thinking and transformative leadership, the business returned to simultaneous sales and profit growth, while Baby Care achieved its best results in seven years. In 2021, Fama was given additional responsibility for Family Care, now overseeing a quarter of P&G’s total business.
An inspiring leader, Fama is a true role model known for championing gender and intersectional equality. As executive sponsor for P&G’s Gender Equality program, Fama actively leads efforts to tackle bias and build a world with equal voice, opportunity and representation for all. The organization she leads is very diverse, including more than 50% women in her Executive Leadership Team. Fama is an advocate for wellbeing and leads her organization with empathy and openness, building resilient teams who she empowers to rise up to their full potential. Fama is a mother of four children.

Bill Hornbuckle

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

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.