Evolve Global Summit 2023
November 2, 2023

CNBC Evolve Global Summit

Accelerating Transformation

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. Most recently, unprecedented and unforeseen challenges due to the global pandemic forced companies to rapidly adapt operations, policies and products to survive—and in some cases, thrive.

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.


Carlos Abrams-Rivera

Carlos Abrams-Rivera, who’s served as President of Kraft Heinz since August 2023, has come full circle in his career. He spent his early professional years at Kraft Foods Group, Inc., before moving on to a broad, diverse range of leadership roles at other global Consumer Goods companies. Carlos has a strong track record of growing businesses with a consumer-obsessed focus – and food has played a delicious role.

Carlos has served as President of Kraft Heinz since August 2023, and has been named by the Kraft Heinz Board of Directors to become Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board, effective at the beginning of the Company’s 2024 fiscal year. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and President, North America Zone from December 2021 to August 2023 and as U.S. Zone President from February 2020 to December 2021. He continues to be responsible for leading all operations for North America, the Company’s largest zone.

Carlos brings extensive experience within the United States and emerging markets to his new role as Kraft Heinz President. He believes in leaning into agility, disruptive innovation, and growth-driving partnerships. But his No. 1 focus is people. Carlos is an open, empowering, and purpose-driven leader – and that shapes how he’s built trust and relationships with his own teams, customers, and other stakeholders.

Before joining Kraft Heinz, Carlos worked at Campbell Soup Company, where he served as Executive Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks from May 2019 to February 2020; Senior Vice President and President, Campbell Snacks from April 2018 to May 2019; and President, Campbell Snacks from March to April 2018; and as President, Pepperidge Farm from 2015 to March 2018.

Before joining Campbell, Carlos held key leadership roles at Mondelēz International, Inc. He served as President, Gum and Candy – Latin America from January to August 2015; as President, Mondelēz Mexico from 2013 to 2015; as Senior Vice President, Global Beverages from January to September 2013; and as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy from 2011 to 2013.

Carlos held a wide range of positions at Kraft Foods Group from 1998 to 2010.

Carlos earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University as well as an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

A native of Puerto Rico, Carlos is a passionate believer in The Kraft Heinz Company’s Value We demand diversity. Immensely proud of his heritage, he’s held council and board positions in the community. These include co-leading the Kraft Foods National Latino Council and serving on the Corporate Board of Advisors of the National Council of La Raza, one of the largest Latino advocacy organizations in the United States.

Esi Eggleston Bracey

Esi Eggleston Bracey is a transformational beauty leader with decades of executive experience in the CPG and beauty industries where she has created meaningful business impact through purpose driven leadership and initiatives. Esi is President of Unilever’s US business and oversees Unilever’s Personal Care portfolio in North America, which includes iconic brands such as Dove, Degree, and Axe among others.

Esi previously served as EVP and COO of the Beauty and Personal Care business in North America where she leads the $5B Beauty & Personal Care portfolio for Unilever North America which included responsibility for the Hair, Skin Cleansing, Skin Care and Deodorant businesses with iconic brands like Dove, TRESemmé, Suave, Vaseline, Degree, Axe, and Shea Moisture. A believer that business can be a force for good, Esi led efforts to make Unilever the company that makes the most impact on people, communities, and the planet. These efforts include Dove’s founding of the CROWN (Creating and Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Coalition to help foster beauty inclusivity and to eradicate hair discrimination through support of the CROWN Act legislation and champion for Shea Moisture’s work with the New Voices Fund for Women of Color Entrepreneurs. She led these brands and her team powerfully through the COVID pandemic, unlocking unprecedented growth (record H1 performance) and marketplace impact and continues to lead these efforts.

Prior to joining Unilever, Esi spent more than 15 years as a leader in the dynamic global cosmetics industry. She held the position of President of Coty’s Global Consumer Beauty Division and Senior Vice President of Procter & Gamble’s Global Cosmetics leading a portfolio of flagship international make-up brands including COVERGIRL, Max Factor, Sally Hansen, Rimmel London, Bourjois, and more.

An energetic and dynamic leader known for creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, she is consistently recognized for her ability to guide organizations through brand-building excellence, agility, and operational discipline in light of competitive pressure and a rapidly evolving marketplace. Earlier in her career she led COVERGIRL’s pioneering work to diversify the face of beauty with disruptive ‘real beauty’ talent such as Queen Latifah, Pink, Ellen, and Janelle Monae. Outside of work, Esi has co-founded CauseWeCare to help keep our communities safe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Esi has been recognized with numerous awards including Ad Color Legend Award, BE Powerful Women in Business, Ebony Power 100, BET Butterfly Award, Cosmetics Executive Women Achievers Awards, Advertising Age Women to Watch, Women Wear Daily Marketer of the Year, and many more.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Esi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Sciences. Esi is married to her husband Des for 17 years and has two children (17-year-old daughter, Anura, and 13-year-old son Benoit). She currently lives with her family in New York City.

Makoto Uchida

Makoto Uchida is a Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. director, representative executive officer, president and CEO. Since joining Nissan in 2003, Uchida has served in several leadership positions at both Nissan and Renault.

Uchida is the driving force behind the current Nissan NEXT Transformation plan, which has prioritized sustained profitability, value-creation and growth towards the company’s Ambition 2030 long-term vision.

At Nissan, he has championed a corporate culture transformation initiative focused on diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace creation where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.

Makoto Uchida graduated with a degree in theology from Doshisha University in Japan. He speaks Japanese and English.

Brian Cornell

As chair and CEO, Brian Cornell heads the dynamic global team behind Target, a leading omnichannel growth company in American retail. Based in Minneapolis, Target has nearly 2,000 stores covering all 50 American states, a headquarters location in India and global supply chain and sourcing offices. Together, Target’s purpose-driven team of more than 400,000 works daily to help all families discover the joy of everyday life.

Brian joined Target in 2014 and quickly established a strategic direction that built on the company’s strengths as a multicategory mass merchandiser with an excellent reputation for its shopping experience, design expertise, brand curation and brand development. Brian and team made enormous investments in digital, data and supply chain capabilities, placing the company’s fleet of popular stores at the center both of physical shopping and digital fulfillment, a move that was considered counterintuitive and met with skepticism at the time. This and the 2017 acquisition of Shipt catapulted Target into a leadership position in same-day, store-based fulfillment services, driving the company’s strongest growth trends in its 60-year history.

At the same time, knowing that the Target team and culture were central to success, Brian spearheaded vast investments in wages, benefits, team training and development, diverse and equitable representation, and a corporate culture that helps all team members care, grow and win together.

In 2023, UCLA honored Brian with the John Wooden Global Leadership Award for exemplifying the integrity, ethical values and leadership qualities for which Coach Wooden was known. In 2022, Brian was named the “Visionary” by the National Retail Federation, and Target received the top ranking on People Magazine’s 100 Companies that Care list. In recent years, CNN named Brian the Top CEO of the Year and Target ranked second on Fortune’s Best Big Companies to Work For.

Prior to joining Target, Brian spent more than 30 years in escalating leadership positions at leading retail and consumer-product companies. His work took him from North America to Asia, Europe and Latin America and provided insights that he leverages at Target today.

Brian currently serves on the National Retail Federation’s executive committee and on The Business Council. He is the non-executive chairman of the board for Yum! Brands, and he previously served as chairman of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and as a director for The Home Depot and Polaris Industries.

A career-long advocate of diversity and inclusion in corporate leadership, Brian is a board member for Catalyst and served on the Council for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Network of Executive Women honored Brian with the William J. Grize Gender Diversity Award, and he also received the Yale Legend in Leadership Award. Most recently, Target received the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) 2022 Corporate Award for its longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in 1981 and attended the Anderson School of Management.

Laura Alber

A driving force in the growth of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Laura Alber has served as the company's president and chief executive officer, as well as a member of its Board of Directors since 2010.

During her tenure, Alber has held various leadership roles, executing effective growth strategies, driving ecommerce, strengthening brand recognition, and bolstering profits for the company's portfolio of multi-channel brands. Alber has spearheaded WSI's innovation and expansion into new markets, including the introduction of Pottery Barn Kids, Pottery Barn Teen, West Elm, Mark & Graham and Rejuvenation, and most recently, new growth opportunities such as Business-to-Business and Marketplace.

Alber believes that WSI's three key differentiators of in-house design, digital-first channel strategy and values, combined with its relentless focus on the customer, are core to fulfilling the company's vision to own the home.

"Our customers love their homes, and we have a singular focus on helping make them a reflection of who they are," says Alber. This commitment is evident across all WSI brands and Alber believes each brand's unique design aesthetic and price-point differentiation enable the company to address a broad spectrum of customers' personal styles, needs and life stages.

Through her leadership, Alber also fosters a strong values-based culture, which she believes is fundamental to sustained growth and outperformance.

Alber currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Pennsylvania, and as an advisor to Plexo Capital, an institutional investor formed inside GV (formally Google Ventures) that invests into seed stage VCs (led by women and underrepresented minorities) and technology startups.

She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Howe

Amy serves as CEO of FanDuel Group with responsibility for the strategic direction and performance of the company’s core commercial functions across its Sportsbook, Casino, Racing and Daily Fantasy units.

Howe joined FanDuel Group from Live Nation Entertainment where she held several positions of increasing authority culminating as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Ticketmaster, the largest division of Live Nation Entertainment. As COO of Ticketmaster, Howe led the digital transformation and modernization of the company’s ticketing platform doubling its growth in gross ticketing value and growing the mobile app install base by 400%.

Prior to Live Nation Entertainment, Howe enjoyed a distinguished career as a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles where she advised many Fortune 500 clients across a wide range of issues, including growth strategy, restructuring/turnaround, organizational transformation and commercial and operational excellence.

Howe earned her Master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Amy has bi-coastal rooting interests as she is a loyal supporter of UCLA athletics, as well as her hometown Buffalo Bills.

Frederick Kempe

Fred Kempe is the president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council. Under his leadership since 2007, the Council has achieved historic, industry-leading growth in size and influence, expanding its work through regional centers spanning the globe and through centers focused on topics ranging from international security and energy to global trade and next generation mentorship.

Before joining the Council, Kempe was a prize-winning editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal for more than twenty-five years. In New York, he served as assistant managing editor, International, and columnist. Prior to that, he was the longest-serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, running the global Wall Street Journal’s editorial operations in Europe and the Middle East.

In 2002, The European Voice, a leading publication following EU affairs, selected Kempe as one of the fifty most influential Europeans, and as one of the four leading journalists in Europe. At the Wall Street Journal, he served as a roving correspondent based out of London; as a Vienna Bureau chief covering Eastern Europe and East-West Affairs; as chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington, DC; and as the paper’s first Berlin Bureau chief following the unification of Germany and collapse of the Soviet Union.

As a reporter, he covered events including the rise of Solidarity in Poland and the growing Eastern European resistance to Soviet rule; the coming to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and his summit meetings with President Ronald Reagan; the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon in the 1980s; and the American invasion of Panama. He also covered the unification of Germany and the collapse of Soviet Communism.

He is the author of four books. The most recent, Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth, was a New York Times Best Seller and a National Best Seller. Published in 2011, it has subsequently been translated into thirteen different languages.

Kempe is a graduate of the University of Utah and has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a member of the International Fellows program in the School of International Affairs. He won the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s top alumni achievement award and the University of Utah’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy.

For his commitment to strengthening the transatlantic alliance, Kempe has been decorated by the Presidents of Poland and Germany and by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Sandra Douglass Morgan

Sandra Douglass Morgan was named President of the Las Vegas Raiders by Owner Mark Davis in July of 2022. She has more than two decades of leadership experience in the sports, gaming, legal and corporate sectors, and has served as a chief regulator, director, attorney, and advisor to integrated resorts, casinos, and telecommunications companies. Having an adept understanding of the community as a native Las Vegan, Sandra is incredibly proud to lead the Silver and Black in her hometown.

Prior to her joining the Raiders, Sandra served as Chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. As the chief regulator for Nevada’s dominant billion-dollar gaming industry, Sandra led the passage and implementation of cashless wagering regulations, ensured that gaming licensees adopted policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, and led a team of 400 employees in five cities across the state of Nevada. Sandra also served as a Commissioner on the Nevada State Athletic Commission and was the first Black City Attorney in the State of Nevada when she was the chief legal officer for the City of North Las Vegas, where she served from 2008 to 2016.

Sandra was previously with Covington & Burling, LLP and served as an advisor to the State of Nevada’s COVID-19 task force charged with finding solutions for access to personal protection equipment, virtual education options, and expanding testing capabilities so that the state could reopen its doors to tens of millions of visitors from across the globe.

Widely recognized for her commitment to Nevada businesses, education, and support for local causes, she is the recipient of the UNLV Boyd School of Law’s Distinguished Service Alumni Award and the Corporate to Community Connector award from the National Urban League Young Professionals. She was honored to be included in the EBONY 2022 Power 100 List, the most influential “Women in Business and Politics,” receiving an award from the Urban Chamber of Commerce in 2015 along with the Ladies of Distinction Award in 2013 from Olive Crest, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting abused and neglected children. In 2012, Sandra was named Attorney of the Year by the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association which recognized her commitment to serving the local community, especially communities of color.

Sandra has served on a variety of nonprofit boards and is currently the vice chair of Super Bowl LVIII Host Committee, which will take place at Allegiant Stadium in 2024, marking the first time Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada will host one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world. Additionally, Sandra serves on the Board of Directors of Allegiant Travel Company and Fidelity National Financial, Inc., and is on the Board of Trustees for the UNLV Foundation. She is also a member of the State Bar of Nevada and the District of Columbia Bar.

Sandra graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Political Science and holds a Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She resides in Las Vegas with her husband Don and their two children.

Jennifer Rumsey

Jennifer Rumsey became Chair and CEO of Cummins Inc., a global power leader that uniquely offers its customers a broad portfolio of power solutions that best meet their needs and powers their businesses, including diesel, natural gas, battery, fuel cells, electrolyzers, and related components, on August 1, 2023.

Rumsey was named President and CEO on August 1, 2022. Prior to her current role, she was President and Chief Operating Officer, which she assumed in March 2021. Before serving as COO, Rumsey was Vice President and President of Components Segment, one of Cummins’ five business segments. The Components Segment consists of five businesses: Cummins Filtration, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Cummins Emission Solutions, Cummins Electronics and Fuel Systems and Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. As the President of Components, Rumsey oversaw an organization of more than 12,000 global employees with sales of $6 billion in 2020 and customers located around the world.

Rumsey previously served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer where she led the global technical organization of approximately 11,000 employees responsible for research and engineering across Cummins. Rumsey’s early career focused on control systems and system engineering; initially at a fuel processing and fuel cell start-up company in Cambridge, MA. In 2000, she moved to Cummins and has worked in a variety of engineering roles across Cummins and product life cycle areas including advanced technology development, new product development, current product engineering and product quality.

Rumsey is passionate about building high-performing, diverse teams and has dedicated her Cummins career to the development of others and to innovate for customers to power their success.

Rumsey is a member of the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Women in Trucking Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Raj Subramaniam

Raj Subramaniam is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation, one of the world's largest transportation companies. As President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, he is responsible for providing strategic direction for the enterprise. Subramaniam is chair of the Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. He is also chair of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, a select group of the company’s top leadership, which ensures strategy alignment across the company.

Before being appointed President and CEO in June 2022, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Corporation. Previously, Subramaniam held various leadership roles in operations and marketing across the FedEx enterprise.

Subramaniam has more than 30 years of industry experience at FedEx. His international leadership experience, keen business insights, and focus on globalization have contributed to the success of FedEx and provide a blueprint as the company revolutionizes the transportation and logistics industry. Subramaniam is responsible for spearheading the current global transformation of FedEx, which includes revitalizing the company’s operating strategy, profitably growing the e-commerce business, and harnessing the power of global supply chain data to drive the company’s digital transformation.

Outside of FedEx, Subramaniam serves on the board of directors of the Procter & Gamble Company. He is also committed to using his industry experience to advance economic growth and trade around the world, serving on the boards of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center Advisory Board, FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-China Business Council, and as a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. In February 2023, Subramaniam was appointed by U.S. President Joe Biden to the President’s Export Council, a White House advisory committee overseeing international trade. He is also a proud 2023 recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest civilian award presented by the President of India to the Indian diaspora in recognition of outstanding achievements in India and abroad.

Originally from Trivandrum, India, Subramaniam lives in Memphis, Tennessee – the company’s global headquarters. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.

Anne Wojcicki

Anne co-founded 23andMe in 2006, three years after the first human genome was sequenced. Her goal was audacious: to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome and fundamentally change healthcare in the process. Prior to founding 23andMe, Anne spent a decade on Wall Street investing in healthcare and felt frustrated by a system built around monetizing illness instead of incentivizing prevention. She wanted to flip that model on its head and build a business that helps people prevent illness rather than profit from it. Anne focused on empowering people with direct access to genetic information so that they could use their data to make decisions that could lower their risks for disease. Under her leadership, 23andMe now provides the only personal genetic test with FDA authorization to deliver health information directly to consumers.

A pioneer in the direct-to-consumer DNA testing space, Anne’s vision and persistence have not only allowed 23andMe to provide millions with access to genetic information, but have powered an industry-first crowdsourcing approach to genetic research and drug development – yielding more than 200 scientific publications and two therapeutic programs in phase 1 clinical trials.

Anne graduated from Yale University with a BS in Biology.

Contessa Brewer

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.

Dominic Chu

Dominic Chu is a senior markets correspondent for CNBC, located at the network’s Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He appears during CNBC’s Business Day programming and contributes to CNBC.com.

Previously, Chu was a New York-based markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered the stock, bond, currency and commodities markets. During that time, he interviewed some of the world’s top money managers and business executives, and he also was part of the team that covered Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition, Chu handled sports business reporting for the network.

Chu brings extensive knowledge of the financial markets, having worked in sales and trading for UBS Investment Bank, mutual fund management for Hennessy Advisors and investment management for Seascape Capital.

He has spoken at numerous industry conferences and was a regular contributor to radio and television outlets across the country.

Chu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.

Bertha Coombs

Bertha Coombs is a reporter for CNBC, covering financial markets, business news stories and health care throughout the business day. She is based at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square.

Her health care coverage at CNBC has ranged from covering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the failed launch of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, to how cancer researchers are using IBM's Watson to improve cancer care, and how doctors are using mobile technology to treat patients in their own homes. She also covered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the impact of the financial crisis of 2008, and reported on the oil markets from the floor of the New York Mercantile exchange.

Before joining CNBC, Coombs was a reporter and anchor for the pioneering online business network, Yahoo Finance Vision, and served as a freelance reporter for the former CNNfn financial network. Prior, she served as a reporter for ABC News One, and a substitute anchor for "World News Now" and "World News This Morning."

She began her career in general news, with previous reporting and anchoring positions at WABC-TV in New York, WPLG-TV in Miami and WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.

Coombs is a graduate of Yale University and was awarded the Leo Beranek Reporter Training Fellowship at WCVB-TV in Boston. Born in Havana, Cuba, she speaks fluent Spanish.

Frank Holland

Frank Holland 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 a Transports & Tech Correspondent for the network. Holland focuses on reporting and executive interviews for cloud computing, enterprise software and cybersecurity companies in the technology sector as well as trucking, e-commerce and shipping companies in the supply chain sector. Previously, he was a general assignment reporter for CNBC starting in September 2018.

During his time at the network, Holland has covered a wide range of national stories including: the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, the death of George Floyd, Hurricane Ida and the first Kentucky Derby after the pandemic.

Holland also covers Diversity, Equity and Inclusion under CNBC’s Equity and Opportunity brand including the 100th Anniversary of Black Wall Street, diversity in tech and various network specials.

Before joining CNBC, Holland was an anchor and reporter at NBC Boston and WCVB in Boston covering national stories and major local news including the famous “28-3” Patriots Super Bowl victory, The “Texting-Suicide” trial and the Boston Marathon. Holland also enterprise original series and hosted live events, including “Black in Boston”, a weekly business segment and the NBC Education Town Hall in Boston.

Prior to Boston, Holland spent three years as an anchor/reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, where he covered the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as the National College Football Championship. He also held positions at NBC Affiliate WDIV in Detroit, News 12 in New York, and spent several years in television news in both the Virgin Islands and Alaska.

Holland holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bentley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Urban League and the National Association of Black Journalists.

Tyler Mathisen

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.

Kristina Partsinevelos

Kristina Partsinevelos joined CNBC in May 2021 and serves as the Nasdaq reporter for the network, based at the Nasdaq and CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She covers the Nasdaq, semiconductors, ESG and precious metals, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.

Prior to CNBC, Partsinevelos was a business correspondent and economist for three years at the Fox Business Network, covering everything from technology, to the White House, to the Federal Reserve and reporting in the field around New York City during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reported from South Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, in September 2018.

Prior to that, Partsinevelos worked for Global News in London, BNN Bloomberg (Canada’s Business News Network), CTV News Channel and CBC Edmonton covering the latest financial news, including the retail, tech, and automotive sectors.

She is fluent in French and received her MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saȉd Business School. She also has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.

Follow Kristina Partsinevelos on Twitter @KristinaParts.

Becky Quick

Becky Quick is co-anchor of "Squawk Box" (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET). Quick is also anchor of the nationally syndicated "On the Money."

Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world's richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference. Quick also authors a regular column for Fortune magazine as well as contributes to CNBC.com.

Previously, Quick, a seven-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network's partnership with Dow Jones.

Prior to joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site's International news editor.

She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Courtney Reagan

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.

Martin Soong

Martin Soong is the co-anchor of CNBC’s flagship morning program Squawk Box Asia. Squawk Box sets the news agenda in the region every day, bringing viewers news and views from the top CEOs, asset managers and newsmakers as Asian markets open for trade.

Part of the CNBC Asia team since 1993, Soong is one of the founding anchors of the network, and has played a key role in helping shape its identity and development.

A 30-year broadcast veteran, Soong has dominated business television in Asia for more than two decades. He covered the Asian financial crisis, and has also reported widely, from APEC and ASEAN summits, to post-conflict zones like East Timor.

He is the only 7-time winner of the Asian Television Awards for Best News Anchor, Voted by industry peers.

Verna Grayce Chao

Verna Grayce Chao is executive vice president of Commercial and Consumer Banking Products at City National Bank, overseeing treasury management, all deposits, commercial and personal credit cards, residential and small businesses lending, and software offerings. She also serves on the company’s Executive Council.

Before being promoted to executive vice president in March 2019, Verna Grayce was the general manager of AgilLink, City National’s leading developer of specialized accounting and productivity software. She also served as the general manager and chief marketing officer of Source Medical Solutions in Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, she was a marketing director for Dell and program director for IBM.

Verna Grayce was recognized as one of the most influential women in banking by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2020 and 2021. She was also named in the Top Teams of American Banker’s most powerful women in banking in 2021. She is a founding member of the Los Angeles chapter of Chief, a private network that connects and supports rising female leaders. She also serves the community as a board member for the American Red Cross (Los Angeles Region).

Verna Grayce earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University and her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. 

Jim Kavanaugh

A visionary and inspiring leader, Jim Kavanaugh co-founded World Wide Technology in 1990 and serves as CEO — steering the company from its roots as a small startup into a global technology solution provider that helps organizations conquer the speed and complexity of technology, harness the power of digital transformation and make a new world happen. 

Jim is globally recognized as an innovative business executive and is renowned for his inclusive, people-first leadership style. His emphasis on promoting a healthy, vibrant workplace has anchored WWT's award-winning culture, while his savvy business acumen has propelled the company's substantial growth.   

Jim leads WWT's 18-person executive team and focuses his time on technology innovation — for both WWT and its customers and partners — long-term planning, strategic acquisitions, financial performance, employee development and workplace culture. Under his leadership, WWT has grown into a $17 billion company with approximately 9,000 employees globally that is a great place to work for all and is a key business enabler to 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.  

His values-driven approach and emphasis on the health and well-being of WWT's employees earned him a place on Glassdoor's most highly rated CEOs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glassdoor also named Jim as one of the 25 best CEOs in America in 2021. 

Deeply committed to giving back to the community, Jim's charitable work has also been heralded. He serves as a member of the American Cancer Society's CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri - St. Louis Chapter and led a $9.1 million capital campaign, enabling the organization to renovate and remodel Hope Lodge St. Louis, a free home away from home for patients and their caregivers, which was renamed the World Wide Technology Hope Lodge in 2020. Additionally, Jim supports many local and national charitable organizations such as ALS Association, St. Baldrick's Foundation, Toys for Tots, Cardinal Glennon, Junior Achievement and United Way. 

Jim is an investor and board member of cybersecurity firm Privoro, a board member of Stifel Financial Corporation, and a member of Business Roundtable.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Saint Louis University and is a member of the university's Smurfit-Stone Entrepreneurial Alumni Hall of Fame. He has also been a trustee of the board for his alma mater, St. Louis University, since 2010.   

Prior to co-founding WWT, Jim played professional soccer — he represented the United States on the men's national team in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles — and credits his experience with sports for instilling in him several principles that serve as core values for WWT today, such as trust, passion and being a team player. Jim is an investor/owner of Major League Soccer franchise St. Louis City SC, and National Hockey League team St. Louis Blues.  

Hina Shamsi

Hina Shamsi is the U.S. Banks CTO at Morgan Stanley and a member of the Technology Operating Committee. She oversees banking technology platforms including architecture, development, delivery and risk management of banking products and functions.

Shamsi serves as Executive Sponsor for the Firm’s Distinguished Engineer Program and the Asian cohort of the Race & Ethnic Diversity Employee Network, and passionately promotes STEM education among girls and underserved communities.

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2021, Hina was CIO at Texas Capital Bank and Head of Technology for Distribution at Fidelity Investments. Shamsi holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a Master’s in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan is executive vice president and head of Prudential Financial, Inc.’s international businesses and global investment management.

In this role, Sullivan oversees the company’s International Insurance segment, which develops, distributes and services individual life insurance, retirement and related financial security products to markets around the globe. Prudential’s International Insurance segment has operations and joint ventures in 13 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa. Sullivan also leads PGIM, the firm’s global asset management business across public and private asset classes. With offices in 20 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer investment solutions for retail and institutional investors across a broad range of asset classes, including public and private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate, and alternatives.

In his tenure with Prudential, Sullivan has served in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as head of the firm’s U.S.-based businesses, comprising Group Insurance, Individual Life Insurance, Retirement Strategies, Retail Advice and Solutions, and Assurance IQ, a direct-to-consumer platform for individuals seeking personalized health and financial wellness solutions. He also served as head of Prudential’s Workplace Solutions businesses and had responsibility for the Group Insurance underwriting, claims and service organizations.

Prior to joining Prudential in 2011, he served as a senior vice president with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he was accountable for the individual and senior business segments. Sullivan also spent eight years with Cigna where he held a number of senior leadership positions, and led merger and acquisition initiatives for the health care, international and group insurance divisions. Earlier in his career, Sullivan held management roles at Diamond Technology Partners and DaimlerChrysler.

Sullivan earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, graduating with merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He began his naval career as a nuclear submarine officer. During his tenure with the Navy, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior leadership and performance on board the USS Nebraska.

Sullivan holds an executive MBA from the University of Delaware. He is chair of the board of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers, and serves as a board director for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

Amit Verma

Amit Verma is Chief Technology Officer for Comcast Business with 21+ years of experience in telecommunications and managed services. 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. Verma has an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Kellogg School of Management and a MS in Computer Science from George Mason University. 


Shibani Joshi

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.

JJ Ramberg

JJ Ramberg is the co-founder of Goodpods which is solving discovery for the podcast industry and on the founding team of NewAtlantis Labs which is addressing biodiversity loss in our ocean. JJ was named one of Inc Magazine's Female Founders 100 and Goodpods was honored as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. JJ spent over a decade as the anchor of MSNBC's Your Business and is the author of two books, the best-selling It's Your Business and the children's book The Startup Club.

Jen Rogers

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.

Caroline Woods

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.


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Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy 


With the holiday season around the corner, FedEx CEO Raj Subramaniam explains how this legacy company is leveraging logistics, supply chains and predictive AI to keep your packages – and the global economy – moving. Leadership in action, from transportation to ecommerce, as the world’s largest overnight delivery service recalibrates its future. Plus, what its like to walk in the footsteps of visionary founder Fred Smith and evolve the company for the future.

Raj Subramaniam, FedEx CEO
Interviewer: Frank Holland, CNBC “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor, Transports & Tech Correspondent

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Geopolitics and Corporate Decision-Making

In an increasing and fractious geopolitical environment that impacts corporate decision-making and markets, how can global business leaders take decisive action to navigate through uncertain times?  And why does proactive leadership matter in a new world order?  Insight and critical risk assessment from Frederick Kempe, CEO of the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank analyzing rapidly unfolding events from Israel to China, Russia and beyond. 

Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council CEO
Interviewer: Tyler Mathisen, CNBC “Power Lunch” Co-Anchor & Vice President, Events Strategy 

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Culture, Data & The Consumer Journey

It’s no secret consumer behavior trends can change on a dime, with purchase motivations going way beyond just quality, price or branding. The retail landscape continues to change rapidly, and businesses must adapt or face obsoletion. Find out how analytics, personalized marketing and a hyper-careful read on culture have helped WIlliams-Sonoma and Unilever create relevant engagement with new and existing customers, foster brand loyalty, spark memorable shopping experiences and increase revenue streams.

Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma CEO
Esi Eggleston Bracey, Unilever Personal Care N.A. CEO and Unilever USA President
Moderator: Courtney Reagan, CNBC Senior Retail Reporter

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Why CIOs Are the New Enterprise Changemakers 

Sponsored and programmed by Comcast Business 

As CEOs chart a path for growth and innovation, it is often the CIO that is charged with driving the evolving technological transformation. Whether it’s enabling the retail store experience of the future or the future of work, CIOs are spearheading important business initiatives and increasingly viewed as changemakers within the modern enterprise. Join us for a discussion about the dynamics of driving transformation through technology and the evolution of the CIO.  

Amit Verma, Comcast Business CTO
Interviewer: Shibani Joshi, Financial Journalist

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Cummins’ Green Evolution

With regulators targeting 2027 for stricter emissions standards, Cummins, the century-old global engine manufacturer, has doubled down on its decarbonization journey over the past year with $1.5B in new cleantech R&D, capital and acquisitions. But the path forward is often brimming with complex choices, namely, how to effectively lead the company’s evolution from diesel power to green power alternatives. Find out how Cummins is integrating cleantech across global manufacturing plants and upskilling the workforce to keep pace with a greener, global economy. 

Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins Chair & CEO
Interviewer: Kristina Partsinevelos, CNBC Nasdaq Reporter

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What’s NEXT at Nissan?

While Nissan was an early entrant into EVs by launching the Leaf in 2010, the Japanese automaker has not yet captured much of the electric auto market. However, that may be set to change. Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida shares Nissan’s NEXT transformation plan which intends to merge the company’s sustainability goals and excite current and former customers with design and experience. He’ll share upcoming plans, what to expect from Nissan’s next generation of EVs, and his sense of the state of the auto consumer around the world.  

Makoto Uchida, Nissan CEO
Interviewer: Martin Soong, CNBC Co-Anchor “Squawk Box Asia” 

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Kraft Heinz: Tailwinds & Turnarounds

When Carlos Abrams-Rivera steps into the CEO role on January 1 at Kraft Heinz, he must lead a company that is seeing waning demand for certain products as inflation remains high. What’s his plan going forward? Fresh off of earnings, Abrams-Rivera will outline key priorities including food innovation, brand renovation and taking the iconic label into a new era. Get insight into the state of the company and where it is heading. All that, plus, more on that condiment campaign Taylor-made for Swifties. 

Carlos Abrams-Rivera, Kraft Heinz President and Incoming CEO
Interviewer: Becky Quick, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor

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Breakout Sessions

The Human Edge – People Strategies to Power a Successful Tech Organization 

Sponsored and programmed by Morgan Stanley 

The breathtaking acceleration of emerging technologies and their power as a business enabler has widened the talent gap for organizations across industries. A discussion on the competitive technology talent landscape and how organizations can build a sustainable and successful technology workforce, plus a look at the distinct competitive advantage of diversity and strategies to invest in and grow the workforce of the future.

Hina Shamsi, Morgan Stanley U.S. Banks CTO & Head of Global Banking Technology
Interviewer: Caroline Woods, Financial Journalist

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Expanding Access in an Era of Innovation and Constant Change 

Sponsored and programmed by Prudential Financial

Amid global headwinds, relentless innovation and accelerated change, traditional ways of doing business are being challenged. To remain relevant, cultivate loyalty, and make more solutions more accessible, businesses must evolve and address the changing needs of new and existing customers around the world. A discussion about ways businesses can thrive in a consumer-driven climate. 

Andy Sullivan, Prudential Financial, Inc. Head of International Businesses & Global Investment Management
Interviewer: Jen Rogers, Financial Journalist

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AI: A Secure and Practical Approach to Transformation 

Sponsored and programmed by Worldwide Technology

The rapid advancement and adoption of generative AI is forcing CEOs and other executive leaders to move swiftly to transform their businesses digitally and take chances in the name of innovation—all while doing so in a responsible and secure way. Massive opportunity awaits those who make it work. A discussion about ways to move quickly and nimbly through the hype, and how to integrate the technology to best serve the organization. 

Jim Kavanaugh, World Wide Technology Co-Founder & CEO
Interviewer: JJ Ramberg, Financial Journalist

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Utilizing Your Fintech Ecosystem to Meet Today’s Environment 

Sponsored and programmed by City National Bank 

Given the economic uncertainty leaders are facing, it might seem prudent to purchase splashy new tech solutions to forge ahead. But that’s not always the best solution. Join us for a conversation about ways to “shop your own closet” for existing financial technology solutions to improve efficiencies and outcomes before looking beyond your ecosystem.  

Verna Grayce Chao, City National Bank Executive Vice President, Commercial and Consumer Banking Products
Interviewer: Jen Rogers, Financial Journalist

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Harnessing The Code of Life

23andMe has come a long way from ancestry exploration to present-day, trailblazing biotech with a genetic database of 13.6 million people. Biologist, entrepreneur and CEO Anne Wojcicki addresses the challenges and benefits of DNA testing, the power of the human genome, Big Pharma pacts and ambitions, how AI could transform new drug discovery and safeguarding against data hacks.  

Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe CEO
Interviewer: Bertha Coombs, CNBC Reporter

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America’s #1 Sportsbook

With a nearly 50 percent U.S. market share for virtually every pro league and college sport nationwide, it’s no surprise FanDuel is dominating the sports betting industry. But can the hot streak continue? CNBC’s Contessa Brewer sits down with CEO Amy Howe for a wide-ranging conversation on penetrating new states, particularly California, online and mobile regulation and the all-important inflation equation.  

Amy Howe, FanDuel CEO
Interviewer: Contessa Brewer, CNBC Correspondent 

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NFL High-Roller

As the countdown to Super Bowl LVIII marches on, the Las Vegas Raiders’ glittery residence in Las Vegas continues to create palpable excitement and economic opportunities. Leading the charge is former Nevada gaming regulator, Sandra Douglass Morgan, the first Black woman to lead an NFL team. Find out what it’s like to run the Raiders’ day-to-day operations, break barriers and build stability within the league.

Sandra Douglass Morgan, Las Vegas Raiders President
Interviewer: Dominic Chu, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent

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On Target: One-on-One with CEO Brian Cornell

It has been a tough year for Target; contending with the Pride controversy, a surge in retail crime and a slowing consumer. For CEO Brian Cornell, staying on top of those challenges while also focusing on what the retail giant needs to do to stay competitive for the future is no easy task. In this expansive and candid interview, CNBC’s Becky Quick speaks to Cornell about what’s ahead for Target, plans for the stores and workforce and lessons he has learned over the past year that will help him navigate the future. 

Brian Cornell, Target CEO
Interviewer: Becky Quick, CNBC “Squawk Box” Co-Anchor 

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