PHOTOS & VIDEO: 2013 Financial Services Dinner

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Foreign Policy Association

Event Details

Thursday, February 28, 2013
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 
The Pierre
2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue
New York , NY
Event type
Lunch / Dinner  

Event Transcripts and Video

The Foreign Policy Association hosted its 2013 Financial Services Dinner at The Pierre. This year's honorees included Nitin Nohria, Dean of the Harvard Business School; Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Société Générale; Thomas B. Michaud, President and Chief Executive Officer, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods; and Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.



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Event Speakers

    • Nitin Nohria - Honoree
      Dean of the Harvard Business School

      Nitin Nohria became the tenth dean of Harvard Business School on 1 July 2010. He previously served as co-chair of the Leadership Initiative, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development, and Head of the Organizational Behavior unit.

      As Dean, building on input from faculty, students, staff, and alumni, he has identified five priorities for Harvard Business School:  innovation in the School's educational programs, beginning with the MBA Program; intellectual ambition that advances ideas with impact in practice; continued internationalization, through building a global intellectual footprint; creating a culture of inclusion, where every member of the community can do their best work in support of the School's mission; and fostering a culture of integration within HBS and across Harvard University that acts as a catalyst for entrepreneurship.  Recent examples of activities in support of these priorities include:

      • A new year-long course in the Required Curriculum of the MBA Program, Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD), that provides students with intensive, immersive, small-group opportunities to develop leadership, global, and integrative intelligence.
      • The U.S. Competitiveness Project, a multi-faculty research-led effort to understand and improve the competitiveness of the United States - that is, the ability of firms operating in the U.S. to compete successfully in the global economy while supporting high and rising living standards for Americans.
      • The launch of the Harvard Innovation Lab, an initiative to foster team-based and entrepreneurial activities and deepen interactions among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston community.

      Dean Nohria has taught courses across Harvard Business School's MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs.  His intellectual interests center on human motivation, leadership, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance.  He is co-author or co-editor of 16 books.  The most recent, Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, is a compendium dedicated to advancing research on leadership based on a colloquium he organized during HBS’s centennial celebrations.  Dean Nohria is also the author of over 50 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers, and notes.  He has served as an advisor and consultant to several large and small companies in different parts of the world.  He has been interviewed by ABC, CNN, and NPR, and cited in Business Week, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

      Prior to joining the Harvard Business School faculty in July 1988, Dean Nohria received his Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007).  He was a visiting faculty member at the London Business School in 1996.

    • Nitin Nohria
    • Frederic Oudea - Honoree
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale

      Mr. Frédéric Oudéa has been the Chief Executive Officer at Societe Generale Group since April 2008 and its subsidiary Societe Generale, since May 12, 2008. Mr. Oudéa serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at Societe Generale Acceptence Nv. He served as Senior Executive Vice President of Societe Generale Group, Deputy Chief Executive Officer until April 2008 and its Group Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to May 2008. Mr. Oudéa served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genfitec. He served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Société Générale Group since 2002. He served as the Head of Global Supervisory and Development of Equities from 1998 to 2001. He served as Deputy Head of Corporate Banking arm in London, from 1995 to 1997. From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Oudéa occupied a number of posts in the French senior civil service (Audit department of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Budget ministry and in the Cabinet of the Ministry of Treasury and Communication). He has been Chairman of Societe Generale Group since May 2009. Mr. Oudéa served as Chairman of Genfitec. He serves as a Director of Genebanque, genefinance, salvepar. He served as a Director of Boursorama since November 29, 2002. Mr. Oudéa attended Ecole Polytechnique and is a graduate of Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

    • Frederic Oudea
    • Thomas B. Michaud - Honoree
      President and Chief Executive Officer, Keefe. Bruyette & Woods

      Thomas (Tom) Michaud has spent the last 25 years at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He was named Chief Executive Officer and President of KBW in October 2011, having served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer since September 2001. He remains Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

      With Mr. Michaud's leadership, KBW has become one of the top traders of financial services stocks and developed an industry leading research effort. KBW has also emerged as a top manager of small, mid and large cap equity offerings and remains a leading M&A advisor to companies across the financial services industry.

      Mr. Michaud is a graduate of Middlebury College and earned an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Greenwich, Connecticut chapter of The American Red Cross, is on the Board of Directors for the Foreign Policy Association, a non-profit organization, and serves on the Middlebury College Capital Campaign Committee.

    • Thomas B. Michaud
    • Maurice R. Greenberg - Honoree
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C.V. Starr & Co, Inc.

      Maurice R. Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc. and C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. a global insurance and financial services organization.

      Mr. Greenberg is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Under his leadership AIG became the largest insurance company in the world and generated unprecedented value for AIG shareholders. During the nearly 40 years of his leadership, AIG's market value grew from $300 million to $l80 billion.

      Mr. Greenberg is a very active member of the international business community. He is Honorary Vice Chairman and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a former Chairman and current member of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and a member of the Business Roundtable. In addition, Mr. Greenberg is a member of the U.S. China Business Council

      Mr. Greenberg received his prelaw certificate from the University of Miami as well as an LL.B from New York Law School. Mr. Greenberg has been admitted to the New York Bar and has been granted honorary degrees from a number of institutions, including New York Law School, Brown University, Middlebury College and The Rockefeller University.

    • Maurice R. Greenberg

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