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.

Leveraging the power of CNBC Business News Worldwide with its global roster of anchors and reporters to lead conversations, the virtual summit will feature programming across multiple time zones originating from each of the following key regions – APAC, EMEA and the Americas – to reflect the borderless nature of business today. The virtual summit will examine the driving forces, both through the lens specific to each region, as well as the global economy, creating opportunities for change.

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SPEAKERS

Kasper
Rorsted

Adidas

Kasper Rorsted is Chief Executive Officer of Adidas.

Kasper Rorsted

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

Lauren
Hobart

Dick's Sporting Goods

Lauren Hobart is Chief Executive Officer of Dick's Sporting Goods.

Lauren Hobart

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.

Arnold
Donald

Carnival Corporation & plc

Arnold Donald is President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc.

Arnold Donald

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.

Jane Jie
Sun

Trip.com

Jane Jie Sun is CEO and a Member of the Board of Directors at Trip.com.

Jane Jie Sun

Jane Jie Sun has served as the chief executive officer of Trip.com, as well as a member of the board of directors, since November 2016. Prior to that, she was a co-president since March 2015, chief operating officer since May 2012, and chief financial officer from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Sun is well respected for her extensive experience in operating and managing online travel businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations. She was named one of Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for consecutive four years since 2017. In 2019, she was awarded an Asia Society Asia Game Changer Award and joined as a member of the Asia Society Board of Trustee. Forbes named her one of the Emergent 25 Asia’s Latest Star Businesswomen in 2018, and one of the Most Influential and Outstanding Businesswomen in China in 2017. She was also one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017. During her tenure at Trip.com Group, she also won the Institutional Investor Awards for the Best CEO and the Best CFO. Prior to joining Trip.com Group, Ms. Sun worked as the head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she worked with KPMG LLP as an audit manager in Silicon Valley, California for five years. Ms. Sun received her Bachelor’s degree from the business school of the University of Florida with high honors. She also obtained her LLM degree from Peking University Law School.

James
Quincey

The Coca-Cola Company

James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.

James Quincey

James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019.

Quincey is leading Coca-Cola in its continuing evolution as a total beverage company. Coca-Cola is a growth company that provides brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, all while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunity for communities, customers, employees and shareowners.

Before becoming CEO, Quincey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 to 2017.

From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the company’s Europe Group. Under his leadership, the group expanded its brand portfolio and improved market share. Quincey also played a key role in the creation of Coca-Cola European Partners, one of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2012. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.

Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as director of learning strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles in Latin America, eventually leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin division in 2003. He was President of the company’s Mexico division from 2005 to 2008, where he led the acquisition of Jugos del Valle.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spinoff of Bain & Company and McKinsey.

Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. He is also a director of Pfizer Inc.

Quincey, who speaks English and Spanish, received a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool. He is a native of Britain.

Luke
Ellis

Man Group

Luke Ellis is Chief Executive Officer of Man Group.

Luke Ellis

Luke Ellis is Chief Executive Officer of Man Group, a global active investment firm. Man Group has five investment engines (Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM), which manage USD 123.6 billion (as at 31 December 2020) in a range of liquid and private markets. With a central objective to deliver alpha for clients through time, Man Group provides a wide range of alternative and long-only portfolio solutions for its client base.

As CEO, Luke leads the firm’s Executive Committee, working with teams across investment, distribution, technology and infrastructure, while seeking to deliver the right outcomes for clients and positioning Man Group to adapt to opportunities as markets evolve.

He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Greenhouse Sports.

Luke joined Man Group in 2010 and was previously President of the firm, responsible for management across investment engines. Prior to this, he was Chairman of Man GLG’s Multi-Manager activities and was Managing Director of Man FRM from 1998 to 2008.

Luke was previously a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London and Global Head of the firm’s Equity Derivatives and Equity Proprietary Trading businesses.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics from Bristol University.

MARK HOPLAMAZIAN

Hyatt Hotels

Mark Hoplamazian is Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels.

MARK HOPLAMAZIAN

Mark S. Hoplamazian was appointed to Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s board of directors in November 2006 and subsequently named president and chief executive officer in December 2006. Prior to his present position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization (TPO), the principal financial and investment adviser for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17-year tenure with TPO, he served as adviser to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its predecessors. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. In January 2021, Hoplamazian was named the chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) board of directors and he also serves as the vice chair of the board of Brand USA. He serves on the VF Corporation board of directors, the executive committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, and the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute and the Latin School of Chicago. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He is a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship.

Vasant
Narasimhan

Novartis

Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., is Chief Executive Officer of Novartis.

Vasant Narasimhan

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.

SPEAKERS

  • KASPER RORSTED

    Adidas

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    Rich Barton

    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

  • LAUREN HOBART

    Dick's Sporting Goods

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    Rich Barton

    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.

  • ARNOLD DONALD

    Carnival Corporation & plc

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    Rich Barton

    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.

  • JANE JIE SUN

    Trip.com

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    Rich Barton

    Jane Jie Sun has served as the chief executive officer of Trip.com, as well as a member of the board of directors, since November 2016. Prior to that, she was a co-president since March 2015, chief operating officer since May 2012, and chief financial officer from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Sun is well respected for her extensive experience in operating and managing online travel businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and financial reporting and operations. She was named one of Fortune’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business for consecutive four years since 2017. In 2019, she was awarded an Asia Society Asia Game Changer Award and joined as a member of the Asia Society Board of Trustee. Forbes named her one of the Emergent 25 Asia’s Latest Star Businesswomen in 2018, and one of the Most Influential and Outstanding Businesswomen in China in 2017. She was also one of FastCompany’s Most Creative People in Business in 2017. During her tenure at Trip.com Group, she also won the Institutional Investor Awards for the Best CEO and the Best CFO. Prior to joining Trip.com Group, Ms. Sun worked as the head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc. since 1997. Prior to that, she worked with KPMG LLP as an audit manager in Silicon Valley, California for five years. Ms. Sun received her Bachelor’s degree from the business school of the University of Florida with high honors. She also obtained her LLM degree from Peking University Law School.

  • JAMES QUINCEY

    The Coca-Cola Company

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    Rich Barton

    James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019.

    Quincey is leading Coca-Cola in its continuing evolution as a total beverage company. Coca-Cola is a growth company that provides brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, all while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunity for communities, customers, employees and shareowners.

    Before becoming CEO, Quincey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 to 2017.

    From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the company’s Europe Group. Under his leadership, the group expanded its brand portfolio and improved market share. Quincey also played a key role in the creation of Coca-Cola European Partners, one of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2012. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.

    Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as director of learning strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles in Latin America, eventually leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin division in 2003. He was President of the company’s Mexico division from 2005 to 2008, where he led the acquisition of Jugos del Valle.

    Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spinoff of Bain & Company and McKinsey.

    Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. He is also a director of Pfizer Inc.

    Quincey, who speaks English and Spanish, received a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool. He is a native of Britain.

  • LUKE ELLIS

    Man Group

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    Rich Barton

    Luke Ellis is Chief Executive Officer of Man Group, a global active investment firm. Man Group has five investment engines (Man AHL, Man Numeric, Man GLG, Man FRM and Man GPM), which manage USD 123.6 billion (as at 31 December 2020) in a range of liquid and private markets. With a central objective to deliver alpha for clients through time, Man Group provides a wide range of alternative and long-only portfolio solutions for its client base.

    As CEO, Luke leads the firm’s Executive Committee, working with teams across investment, distribution, technology and infrastructure, while seeking to deliver the right outcomes for clients and positioning Man Group to adapt to opportunities as markets evolve.

    He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI), and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Greenhouse Sports.

    Luke joined Man Group in 2010 and was previously President of the firm, responsible for management across investment engines. Prior to this, he was Chairman of Man GLG’s Multi-Manager activities and was Managing Director of Man FRM from 1998 to 2008.

    Luke was previously a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London and Global Head of the firm’s Equity Derivatives and Equity Proprietary Trading businesses.

    He holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Economics from Bristol University.

  • MARK HOPLAMAZIAN

    Hyatt Hotels

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    Mark S. Hoplamazian was appointed to Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s board of directors in November 2006 and subsequently named president and chief executive officer in December 2006. Prior to his present position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization (TPO), the principal financial and investment adviser for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17-year tenure with TPO, he served as adviser to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its predecessors. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. In January 2021, Hoplamazian was named the chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) board of directors and he also serves as the vice chair of the board of Brand USA. He serves on the VF Corporation board of directors, the executive committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, and the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute and the Latin School of Chicago. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He is a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship.

  • VASANT “VAS” NARASIMHAN

    Novartis

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    Rich Barton

    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.

  • CAROL B. TOMé

    UPS

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    Rich Barton

    Carol B. Tomé is the Chief Executive Officer of UPS. She is the 12th CEO in the 113-year history of the company.

    Before joining UPS, Carol served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Home Depot, Inc., one of the world’s largest retailers. She joined the company in 1995 as Vice President and Treasurer.

    Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as Director of Banking for Johns-Mansville Corporation. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Carol was Vice President and Treasurer of Riverwood International Corporation.

    Carol serves as a trustee or board member for a number of organizations including Grady Hospital Foundation, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Sovos Brands, Catalyst, and GIA Partners. She is also a member of The Committee of 200, The Buckhead Coalition, The Business Roundtable and The Business Council.

    A native of Jackson, Wyoming, Carol holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Denver.

  • STACEY CUNNINGHAM

    NYSE Group

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    Rich Barton

    Stacey Cunningham is the President of the NYSE Group which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a diverse range of equity and equity options exchanges, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE). She is the 67th President and the first woman to lead the NYSE Group in its 226 year history.

    Cunningham is a respected equities industry veteran having held senior positions in global exchanges throughout her career. Most recently, she was the NYSE Chief Operating Officer where she was responsible for NYSE’s four equity markets and two options markets. In this capacity she led the company’s strategy for its equities, equity derivatives and exchange-traded funds businesses. She also spearheaded the roll-out of NYSE’s state-of-the-art trading platform NYSE Pillar, one of the most ambitious technology programs ever completed by a global exchange.

    Prior to serving as COO, Cunningham was President of NYSE Governance Services, a provider of governance, compliance, and education solutions for companies and their boards. Cunningham also served as Head of Sales & Relationship Management at NYSE, where she managed the sales team for U.S. cash equities and options markets. Before joining NYSE, Cunningham held several senior positions at Nasdaq.

    Cunningham began her career on the NYSE trading floor where she served as a specialist.

    Cunningham earned her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.

  • TONY FERNANDES

    AirAsia

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    Rich Barton

    One of Asia’s most recognisable entrepreneurs, Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding low-cost carrier AirAsia with Datuk Kamarudin Meranun and democratising air travel in the region.

    Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin famously bought the ailing airline for a token MYR1 (approximately USD0.25) and MYR40 million in debt, turning it around within two years and growing it from a Malaysian domestic carrier into Asia’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried.
    Fernandes studied in the UK, and qualified as an Associate Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1991 and Fellow Member in 1996. An accountant by training, Fernandes began his career in Richard Branson’s Virgin Group before returning to Malaysia as Warner Music Group’s Vice President for Southeast Asia before venturing into the airline business.

    Fernandes 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 his outstanding contributions towards the economy of France through the aviation industry.

  • MUDASSIR SHEIKHA

    Careem

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    Rich Barton

    Mudassir Sheikha is the CEO and Co-Founder of Careem.

    He grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, before graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in economics and computer science then completing a masters degree in computer science at Stanford.

    A career in tech started with Silicon Valley startup Brience, and then as a summer associate at Venture Finance group, working with seed-stage companies in the software and consumer Internet industry.

    Mudassir then moved back to Pakistan and co-founding DeviceAnywhere, a company that was acquired by Keynote in 2008 before joining management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in Dubai.

    In 2012, he left to form a new company with ex-McKinsey colleague Magnus Olson. The idea was not just to build a big business, but start one that would have a big impact, be meaningful, and with a mission to simplify and improve lives and create an awesome organisation that inspires. That became Careem.

    Today Careem is the leading technology platform across the greater Middle East and was recently acquired by Uber in the largest industry transaction for the region. Careem operates in more than 100 cities across 13 countries with more than 3,000 colleagues and one million captains on its platform.

  • RICH BARTON

    Zillow

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    Rich Barton

    As Chief Executive Officer of Zillow Group, Rich leads the company’s work to transform how people buy, sell, rent and finance homes. Rich co-founded Zillow in 2005 and served as CEO until 2010, when he became the company’s executive chairman. He returned as CEO in early 2019.

    Before Zillow, Rich founded Expedia within Microsoft in 1994 and successfully spun the company out as a public company in 1999. He served as president, CEO and board director of Expedia from 1999 until 2003. He also co-founded and served as non-executive chairman of Glassdoor from 2007 to 2018.

    Rich was a venture partner at Benchmark from 2005 until 2018. He’s served on many public company boards and continues to be a board director for Netflix, Qurate, Artsy, and Zillow Group. He earned a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering: Industrial Economics from Stanford University.

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Arvind
Krishna

IBM

Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM.

Arvind Krishna

Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

Arvind previously was Senior Vice President of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.

As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.

At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

Ted
Colbert

The Boeing Company

Ted Colbert is EVP of The Boeing Company, and President and CEO Boeing Global Services.

Ted Colbert

Ted Colbert is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

Colbert was named president and chief executive officer of Global Services in October 2019. He is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Global Services offers customers lifecycle solutions regardless of platform manufacturer to accelerate delivery schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance operational efficiencies. Global Services has more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries.

Previously, Colbert was chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In this role, he led all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing's business through IT- and analytics-related revenue generating programs.

Prior to his role as CIO, he led Boeing’s Information Technology Infrastructure organization where he was responsible for developing and maintaining network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital Business Units, as well as the company’s internal systems.

Prior to joining Boeing in 2009, Colbert was senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. Before that, he spent 11 years in Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization where he held roles of increasing responsibility in
the areas of program management, infrastructure engineering and operations, application development, portfolio management and process reengineering.

Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the board of directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Advisory Board and New Leaders, where he serves as board chair.

Colbert’s recent accomplishments include recognition as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020; becoming the first recipient of the Fisher Center prize for Excellence in Driving Transformation from the Fisher Center For Business Analytics at Berkeley; winning the 2018 Forbes CIO Innovation Award; recognition as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2017; 2017 Morehouse College Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business; recognition as the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Legacy Award winner; recognition as the HMG Strategy 2016 CIO of the Year; and, being named a 2015 Ebony Power 100 honoree.

Lisa
Safarian

Bayer North America

Lisa Safarian is President, Crop Science of Bayer North America.

Lisa Safarian

Lisa Safarian is responsible for the North American commercial performance of Crop Science, a division of Bayer. This consists of sales, marketing, market development and product supply for row crops, specialty crops and horticulture, including seeds, traits and crop protection in the United States and Canada. Before assuming this key leadership role when Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, Ms. Safarian served as Vice President, North America, for Monsanto and held a variety of other positions in her more than 30 years with that company.

Known for her track record driving business results, Ms. Safarian is also a champion for diversity and inclusion. She has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is involved in the G100 Next Generation Leadership Program. In addition, Ms. Safarian was elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, and serves on the advisory board of Saint Louis University’s Boeing Institute of International Business.

Ms. Safarian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She lives in O’Fallon, Illinois, with her husband and three children, and is an active volunteer in her community and church.

Lars
Ulrich

Metallica

Lars Ulrich is the Drummer and Founding Member of Metallica.

Lars Ulrich

Lars Ulrich’s vision for Metallica, which he has shared along with co-founder James Hetfield since the band’s inception in 1981, has been integral to Metallica attaining its status as one of the most enduring and fiercely independent bands in music history.From their philanthropic work via their All Within My Hands Foundation, to their Fifth Member fan club (over one million strong and growing), to their own Blackened Recordings record label, to their recent whiskey and beer ventures, to numerous branding collaborations, Metallica continually strive to set new standards in serving their legion of fans and the global community at large.

Stan
Kasten

Los Angeles Dodgers

Stan Kasten is President & CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Stan Kasten

For nearly four decades, Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure and developed a reputation for creating winning franchises, relying on three pillars - scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach - to establish franchises built for long-term success on and off the field.

That track record has continued during his tenure with the Dodgers, where the club reached the World Series last year and has won five consecutive NL West titles, doing so for the first time in franchise history. In addition to the team's accomplishments at the Major League level, the Dodgers have maintained one of baseball's top-rated farm systems and in 2017, the club was recognized as Baseball America's "Organization of the Year," honoring the team for its success from top to bottom. Since Kasten became the Dodgers' President and CEO on April 30, 2012, the team has topped the Majors in attendance each season while continuously making improvements to Dodger Stadium to keep the league's third-oldest stadium among the best facilities in baseball.

Kasten has been a member of numerous MLB, NBA and NHL ownership committees during his professional career and is also a former trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Kasten became the first sports figure to hold the title of president of three different teams in three different major sports simultaneously, doing so with MLB's Atlanta Braves, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

In 1979, at age 27, Kasten became the youngest general manager in NBA history with the Hawks, a position he held until 1990. Kasten became the Hawks' president in 1986. During his lengthy tenure in the Hawks' front offce, Kasten built the Hawks into a perennial contender, including four consecutive 50-win seasons from 1986-89 and a stretch of seven consecutive playoff appearances in the 1990's, and became the first - and only - NBA executive to win back-toback Executive of the Year awards in 1986-87.

Kasten also became president of the Braves in 1986. From 1987-2003, the Braves won more games than any other team in MLB and won 14 consecutive division titles (1991-2005), five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series.
In 1999, when the NHL awarded Atlanta an expansion team, Kasten added the title of president of the Thrashers, as well as chairman of the newly constructed Philips Arena. Kasten held all three positions until 2003, when he stepped down.

Prior to joining the Dodgers, Kasten was president of the Washington Nationals from 2006-10, where he worked to re-energize a dormant baseball fan base and simultaneously established a crown jewel franchise in Washington, D.C.

Kasten, the Los Angeles Sports Council's 2013 Executive of the Year, is on the board of directors for the LA84 Foundation as well as LA2028, the group organizing 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A native of Lakewood, N.J., Kasten is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.Kasten and his wife, Helen, have four children: Alana, Corey, Sherry and Jay.

Kelly
Caruso

Shipt

Kelly Caruso is Chief Executive Officer of Shipt.

Kelly Caruso

Kelly Caruso is a seasoned retail professional with vast experience in retail merchandising, technology, and sourcing. In March of 2019, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Shipt, a leading online same-day delivery marketplace. Under Caruso’s direction, Shipt offers delivery to more than 250 markets and 80 million households nationwide. The company also has a network of more than 200,000 Shipt Shoppers.
Caruso’s experience in the retail sector spans 25 years with companies such as May Merchandising, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Target. Prior to joining Shipt, Caruso was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Hardlines at Target. During her time at Target, she led numerous merchandising teams within Apparel, Accessories, and Home. She also led a multi-national team responsible for the global sourcing of Target’s Owned Brands in Apparel, Accessories, Home and Hardlines.
Caruso is a member of the board of directors for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and is an alumnus of the Studio E Entrepreneurial Leadership program in the Twin Cities. She received her BA from the University of North Dakota. Kelly and her family have relocated to Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City.

Alfred F.
Kelly, Jr.

Visa

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Visa.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr.

Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has been our chief executive officer since December 2016 and chairman of the board since April 2019. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Kelly was president of the American Express Company, and most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Intersection.

Before becoming CEO of Intersection, he was a management advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. From 2011 to late 2014, Mr. Kelly served as chairman, president and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

He led numerous groups at American Express Co. between 1987 and 2010, including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the U.S. Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, U.S. Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

Mr. Kelly was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College, and as a member of the finance council for the Archdiocese of New York.

Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.

Crystal
Ashby

The Executive Leadership Council

Crystal Ashby is Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC).

Crystal Ashby

Crystal Ashby is the Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies. She leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. She is the first woman president and CEO of the organization and traces her association with The ELC to her participation in the first class of The ELC’s Strengthening the Pipeline leadership development program.

Ms. Ashby is an accomplished senior executive, board member and lawyer with more than 33 years of leadership success, significantly in the energy sector. Her corporate leadership experience was gained over a twenty-two-year career with BP where her roles spanned government and external affairs, law, compliance and ethics, university relations and retail.

Ms. Ashby is an NACD Fellow and member of the International Women’s Forum and has or is currently serving as a Director on the boards of several organizations. Most recently she was Vice Chair of The ELC. She served on the National Board of Genesys Works, the Holocaust Museum Houston Board and the University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board. She recently left the board of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) and effective January 2020 is a Director on the Board of Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).

Crystal earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in English and Psychology, from the University of Michigan.

2020 SPEAKERS

  • ARVIND KRISHNA

    IBM

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    ARVIND KRISHNA

    Arvind Krishna is Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on these emerging technologies.

    Over his 30-year career at IBM, Arvind led a series of bold transformations and delivered proven business results. He most recently drove the successful $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat – the largest software acquisition – that has defined the hybrid cloud market. Together, IBM and Red Hat give clients the unique ability to build mission-critical applications once and run them anywhere.

    Arvind previously was Senior Vice President of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company’s hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM’s entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired magazine selected Arvind as “one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business” for his foundational work on blockchain.

    As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group’s development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.

    At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one’s career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM’s security software business and helped create the world’s first commercial wireless system.

    Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.

  • TED COLBERT

    The Boeing Company

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    TED COLBERT

    Ted Colbert is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.

    Colbert was named president and chief executive officer of Global Services in October 2019. He is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Global Services offers customers lifecycle solutions regardless of platform manufacturer to accelerate delivery schedules, reduce operational costs and enhance operational efficiencies. Global Services has more than 300 locations in more than 70 countries.

    Previously, Colbert was chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. In this role, he led all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing's business through IT- and analytics-related revenue generating programs.

    Prior to his role as CIO, he led Boeing’s Information Technology Infrastructure organization where he was responsible for developing and maintaining network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital Business Units, as well as the company’s internal systems.

    Prior to joining Boeing in 2009, Colbert was senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. Before that, he spent 11 years in Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization where he held roles of increasing responsibility in
    the areas of program management, infrastructure engineering and operations, application development, portfolio management and process reengineering.

    Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and serves on the board of directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board, the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Advisory Board and New Leaders, where he serves as board chair.

    Colbert’s recent accomplishments include recognition as one of the Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy magazine in 2020; becoming the first recipient of the Fisher Center prize for Excellence in Driving Transformation from the Fisher Center For Business Analytics at Berkeley; winning the 2018 Forbes CIO Innovation Award; recognition as one of the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine in 2017; 2017 Morehouse College Bennie Leadership Award for Excellence in Business; recognition as the 2016 National Society of Black Engineers Golden Torch Legacy Award winner; recognition as the HMG Strategy 2016 CIO of the Year; and, being named a 2015 Ebony Power 100 honoree.

  • LISA SAFARIAN

    Bayer North America

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    LISA SAFARIAN

    Lisa Safarian is responsible for the North American commercial performance of Crop Science, a division of Bayer. This consists of sales, marketing, market development and product supply for row crops, specialty crops and horticulture, including seeds, traits and crop protection in the United States and Canada. Before assuming this key leadership role when Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018, Ms. Safarian served as Vice President, North America, for Monsanto and held a variety of other positions in her more than 30 years with that company.

    Known for her track record driving business results, Ms. Safarian is also a champion for diversity and inclusion. She has been named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is involved in the G100 Next Generation Leadership Program. In addition, Ms. Safarian was elected to the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees, and serves on the advisory board of Saint Louis University’s Boeing Institute of International Business.

    Ms. Safarian holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She lives in O’Fallon, Illinois, with her husband and three children, and is an active volunteer in her community and church.

  • LARS ULRICH

    Metallica

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    LARS ULRICH

    Lars Ulrich’s vision for Metallica, which he has shared along with co-founder James Hetfield since the band’s inception in 1981, has been integral to Metallica attaining its status as one of the most enduring and fiercely independent bands in music history.From their philanthropic work via their All Within My Hands Foundation, to their Fifth Member fan club (over one million strong and growing), to their own Blackened Recordings record label, to their recent whiskey and beer ventures, to numerous branding collaborations, Metallica continually strive to set new standards in serving their legion of fans and the global community at large.

  • STAN KASTEN

    Los Angeles Dodgers

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    STAN KASTEN

    For nearly four decades, Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure and developed a reputation for creating winning franchises, relying on three pillars - scouting and player development, enhancing the fan experience and community outreach - to establish franchises built for long-term success on and off the field.

    That track record has continued during his tenure with the Dodgers, where the club reached the World Series last year and has won five consecutive NL West titles, doing so for the first time in franchise history. In addition to the team's accomplishments at the Major League level, the Dodgers have maintained one of baseball's top-rated farm systems and in 2017, the club was recognized as Baseball America's "Organization of the Year," honoring the team for its success from top to bottom. Since Kasten became the Dodgers' President and CEO on April 30, 2012, the team has topped the Majors in attendance each season while continuously making improvements to Dodger Stadium to keep the league's third-oldest stadium among the best facilities in baseball.

    Kasten has been a member of numerous MLB, NBA and NHL ownership committees during his professional career and is also a former trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Kasten became the first sports figure to hold the title of president of three different teams in three different major sports simultaneously, doing so with MLB's Atlanta Braves, the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers.

    In 1979, at age 27, Kasten became the youngest general manager in NBA history with the Hawks, a position he held until 1990. Kasten became the Hawks' president in 1986. During his lengthy tenure in the Hawks' front offce, Kasten built the Hawks into a perennial contender, including four consecutive 50-win seasons from 1986-89 and a stretch of seven consecutive playoff appearances in the 1990's, and became the first - and only - NBA executive to win back-toback Executive of the Year awards in 1986-87.

    Kasten also became president of the Braves in 1986. From 1987-2003, the Braves won more games than any other team in MLB and won 14 consecutive division titles (1991-2005), five National League pennants and the 1995 World Series.
    In 1999, when the NHL awarded Atlanta an expansion team, Kasten added the title of president of the Thrashers, as well as chairman of the newly constructed Philips Arena. Kasten held all three positions until 2003, when he stepped down.

    Prior to joining the Dodgers, Kasten was president of the Washington Nationals from 2006-10, where he worked to re-energize a dormant baseball fan base and simultaneously established a crown jewel franchise in Washington, D.C.

    Kasten, the Los Angeles Sports Council's 2013 Executive of the Year, is on the board of directors for the LA84 Foundation as well as LA2028, the group organizing 2028 Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    A native of Lakewood, N.J., Kasten is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.Kasten and his wife, Helen, have four children: Alana, Corey, Sherry and Jay.

  • KELLY CARUSO

    Shipt

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    KELLY CARUSO

    Kelly Caruso is a seasoned retail professional with vast experience in retail merchandising, technology, and sourcing. In March of 2019, she became the Chief Executive Officer of Shipt, a leading online same-day delivery marketplace. Under Caruso’s direction, Shipt offers delivery to more than 250 markets and 80 million households nationwide. The company also has a network of more than 200,000 Shipt Shoppers.
    Caruso’s experience in the retail sector spans 25 years with companies such as May Merchandising, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Target. Prior to joining Shipt, Caruso was the Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Hardlines at Target. During her time at Target, she led numerous merchandising teams within Apparel, Accessories, and Home. She also led a multi-national team responsible for the global sourcing of Target’s Owned Brands in Apparel, Accessories, Home and Hardlines.
    Caruso is a member of the board of directors for the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and is an alumnus of the Studio E Entrepreneurial Leadership program in the Twin Cities. She received her BA from the University of North Dakota. Kelly and her family have relocated to Birmingham, Alabama - the Magic City.

  • ALFRED F. KELLY, JR.

    Visa

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    ALFRED F. KELLY, JR.

    Alfred F. Kelly, Jr. has been our chief executive officer since December 2016 and chairman of the board since April 2019. He has been a member of the board of directors since 2014. Previously, Mr. Kelly was president of the American Express Company, and most recently, he was president and chief executive officer of Intersection.

    Before becoming CEO of Intersection, he was a management advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners LP. From 2011 to late 2014, Mr. Kelly served as chairman, president and CEO of the 2014 NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee.

    He led numerous groups at American Express Co. between 1987 and 2010, including the Global Consumer Group, the Consumer Card Services Group, OPEN from American Express, Consumer Travel, Global Travelers Cheques, the U.S. Merchant Group and Prepaid Services, U.S. Customer Service, Global Risk Management and Interactive Services.

    Mr. Kelly was the chairman of the 2015 Papal Visit Committee for NYC and is active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including serving as Chairman of the Board of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and of Boston College, and as a member of the finance council for the Archdiocese of New York.

    Mr. Kelly also worked at the White House from 1985-1987 as manager of information systems and at PepsiCo from 1981 to 1985 in strategic planning. He received a bachelor's degree as well as an MBA from Iona College.

  • CRYSTAL ASHBY

    The Executive Leadership Council

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    CRYSTAL ASHBY

    Crystal Ashby is the Interim President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for black CEOs, board directors, and the most senior black executives at Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies. She leads the organization’s efforts to increase the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards, and in global enterprises. She is the first woman president and CEO of the organization and traces her association with The ELC to her participation in the first class of The ELC’s Strengthening the Pipeline leadership development program.

    Ms. Ashby is an accomplished senior executive, board member and lawyer with more than 33 years of leadership success, significantly in the energy sector. Her corporate leadership experience was gained over a twenty-two-year career with BP where her roles spanned government and external affairs, law, compliance and ethics, university relations and retail.

    Ms. Ashby is an NACD Fellow and member of the International Women’s Forum and has or is currently serving as a Director on the boards of several organizations. Most recently she was Vice Chair of The ELC. She served on the National Board of Genesys Works, the Holocaust Museum Houston Board and the University of Michigan College of Engineering Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board. She recently left the board of the Women Business Collaborative (WBC) and effective January 2020 is a Director on the Board of Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).

    Crystal earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in English and Psychology, from the University of Michigan.

  • DARIUS ADAMCZYK

    Honeywell

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    DARIUS ADAMCZYK

    Darius Adamczyk is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell.

    Before being elected Chairman in 2018 and named President and CEO in 2017, Darius served as President and Chief Operating Officer. His focus in these roles has been on accelerating Honeywell’s organic growth, expanding margins, creating a premier technology company, deploying capital effectively and building a high-performance culture.

    He joined Honeywell in 2008 when Metrologic, where he was Chief Executive Officer, was acquired. He served as President of Honeywell’s Scanning and Mobility business for four years, doubling the size of the business, before leading a turnaround over two years as President of Process Solutions. In 2014, Darius was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.

    Before joining Honeywell, Darius held several leadership positions with Ingersoll Rand and Booz Allen Hamilton. He began his career as an electrical engineer at General Electric in 1988.

    Born in Poland on February 8, 1966, Darius emigrated to the United States at age 11. He earned his MBA from Harvard University, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Michigan State University.

  • LISA DEVERELL

    Land O’Lakes

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    LISA DEVERELL

    Lisa leads the Animal Nutrition portfolio, which encompasses livestock and lifestyle animals, as well as the ingredient portfolio. The portfolio is anchored by the iconic Purina brand, which delivers the best in animal nutrition.

    Prior to this role, Lisa served for seven years as the Sr. Vice President of the Feed Business to Business portfolio, which included the businesses of milk replacer, micro ingredient distribution and premix, macro ingredient merchandising and Lab Diet businesses. She joined Land O’Lakes in 2004 and held strategy and finance leadership positions across Dairy Foods and our Feed and Winfield businesses before assuming the Business to Business role in 2013.

    Before Land O’Lakes, Lisa held a variety of finance and strategy roles at International Multifoods and Pillsbury. She sat on the board of directors at Ecumen for 10 years. Lisa is passionate about developing women for leadership roles and served on Land O’Lakes’ Women’s Leadership Network in both co-lead and executive sponsor roles.

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