Virtual World Leadership Forum Dinner 2020Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
- Thursday, October 8, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
- Event type
Please join us for the Foreign Policy Association’s virtual World Leadership Forum Dinner on Thursday, October 8th. The Foreign Policy Association looks forward to honoring Carlo Messina, Chief Executive Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo SpA; John Waldron, President & Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs; and Penny Pennington, Managing Partner, Edward Jones. Each honoree will accept the FPA Corporate Social Responsibility Award. We look forward to hearing each honorees’ appraisal of the U.S. and European economies.
Each individual ticket includes one guest pass to join an interactive virtual table with dinner participants including the FPA community.
If you have any questions regarding the dinner please do not hesitate in contacting Cole Kitchen at [email protected], or by phone at (212) 481-8100 x250.
Carlo Messina - Honoree
Chief Executive Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo since 29 September 2013. A graduate of Economics and Business from Luiss University of Rome, he began his career at Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1987, where he held the position of Manager in charge of the Corporate Finance and Primary Markets Department. While developing his professional career, he carried out intense academic activities as Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the Business Administration Master of the Luiss School of Management and as Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Ancona. In 1992, he joined Bonifiche Siele Finanziaria (Parent Company of the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura banking group), where he held the position of Manager in charge of the Planning and Strategic Control Department. In 1996, he took on the role of Manager in charge of Planning at Banco Ambrosiano Veneto and, in 2002, he became the Head of the Planning and Control Head Office Department at Banca Intesa. At Intesa Sanpaolo, in 2007, he became Head of the Value Creation Governance Area and then, in 2008, Chief Financial Officer and, in 2012, General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. In 2013, he took on the role of General Manager of the Bank, Head of the Chief Financial Officer Governance Area and Head of the Banca dei Territori Division. In September of the same year, he became Managing Director and CEO, while maintaining the position of General Manager. Since April 2016, within the one-tier corporate governance system, he has held the positions of Managing Director and CEO, General Manager and sole executive Board Director. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Banking Association (the ABI), a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association of New York and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. Since November 2014, he has been a member of the Bocconi University Board. In 2017, Carlo Messina was awarded the “Cavaliere del Lavoro” knighthood for his services to industry by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
John Waldron - Honoree
President & Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs
John Waldron is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He is a member of the Goldman Sachs Management Committee and Chair of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and Firmwide Reputational Risk Committee.
Previously, Mr. Waldron was Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division (IBD) from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, he was Global Head of Investment Banking Services (IBS)/Client Coverage for IBD and had oversight of the IBS Leadership Group, a group he founded in 2010. Earlier in his career, he was Global Co-Head of the Financial Sponsors Group from 2007 to 2009, Co-Head of Leveraged Finance from 2005 to 2007 and Co-Head of the Media and Entertainment Group in IBD from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Waldron joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named Managing Director in 2001 and Partner in 2002.
Mr. Waldron is a member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Finance, a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, a member of the US-China Business Council and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
In addition, Mr. Waldron is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Trustees Committee of The Lawrenceville School. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York, a member of the National Advisory Board of Youth, I.N.C., as well as a member of the Advisory Board of Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Penny Pennington - Honoree
Managing Partner, Edward Jones
Penny Pennington is the managing partner of Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 financial services firm. As sixth managing partner in the firm’s 98-year history, Penny is responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, working together with more than 49,000 associates across North America to make a meaningful difference in the lives of more than 7 million clients by helping them financially achieve their most important goals. She was recently named No. 45 in her first appearance on the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Business list.
Penny began her Edward Jones career in 2000 as a financial advisor in Livonia, Mich. In 2006, she was named a principal and relocated to the firm’s St. Louis headquarters where she held leadership roles in New Financial Advisor Training, Branch Office Administrator Development and Branch and Region Development before leading the Client Strategies Group in 2015. Penny is a senior executive sponsor of the firm’s LGBT+ & Allies Business Resource Group.
Penny earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in finance from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a graduate of Wharton’s Securities Industry Institute and is a CFA® charterholder.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Penny now calls St. Louis home after relocating from Michigan 14 years ago with her husband, Mike Fidler, and two children. She is an active member of the St. Louis community, serving on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, United Way of Greater St. Louis, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Washington University in St. Louis, the Whitaker Foundation, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and Saint Louis Fashion Fund. She also actively champions Edward Jones’ national pre- senting sponsorship with the Alzheimer’s Association and is a board member for Catalyst.
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