15 Aug 2016

Harvard Business School Executive Education to Host Global Alumni Leadership Summit

Two-day Summit will convene Executive Education alumni, faculty, and guest speakers at the campus’s recently completed Executive Education precinct

BOSTON— Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education today announced it will host the Global Alumni Leadership Summit, taking place on the HBS campus from August 24-26, 2016.

Hosted exclusively for alumni of Harvard Business School’s comprehensive leadership programs, the Global Alumni Leadership Summit is a unique event for Executive Education classmates to reconnect with one another and program faculty, attend plenary and case study sessions hosted by world-class thought leaders and guest speakers, and share ideas and insights as part of a global HBS community.

“Participants of our comprehensive leadership programs experience a positive inflection point in their careers as the result of world-class faculty and curriculum, a diverse mix of executives, and a campus experience unique to HBS,” said Frances X. Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School. “We often find that this inflection point extends even further to impact how alumni reflect on their personal lives. We’re honored and humbled to have alumni reunite on campus for the Global Alumni Leadership Summit to share experiences and return with fresh ideas, ready to drive meaningful change within their organizations.”

Led by Professsor Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Harvard Business Publishing, the Global Alumni Leadership Summit coincides with a pivotal time of development within the HBS campus. With the additions of Tata Hall – opened in 2014 – as well as the brand new Chao Center – opened in June – Harvard Business School Executive Education is now uniquely positioned to deliver a deeper level of engagement through its complete set of facilities dedicated to executive development.

“For first time ever, we have a complete precinct in which to deliver a holistic learning experience for Executive Education,” said Professor Narayandas. “The newly opened Chao Center is the hub of that precinct. Connecting executives to faculty as well as MBA students and the broader HBS and Harvard communities, it completes a self-contained ecosystem with which to deliver learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom.”

In addition to HBS faculty, the Summit features a roster of influential Harvard University faculty, alumni guest speakers, and leading executives, including:

Harvard University:
Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, Lincoln Professor of History, Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, ex officio

Harvard Business School:
Nitin Nohria, George F. Baker Professor of Administration, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Business School

Guest Speakers

Tommy Amaker, Head Coach, Men's Basketball Team, Harvard University

Sir Alex Ferguson, Former Manager, Manchester United

Reuben Mark, Retired Chairman & CEO, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Leo F. Mullin, Senior Adviser, Goldman Sachs Group, Merchant Banking Division

Gary Rodkin, Former CEO & President, ConAgra Foods The above speakers are also Executive Fellows in Executive Education at HBS

Nick Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School

Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman of the Board & CEO, General Electric

Terry Virts, NASA Astronaut, Colonel in the United States Air Force, and alumnus of the General Management Program

Harvard Business School asserts that executive development is a lifelong process and ongoing conversation critical in shaping the next generation of business leaders. HBS welcomes all Executive Education alumni back to its evolving campus to examine today’s business challenges and opportunities alongside a network of peers and faculty, spark new conversations, and impart meaningful, positive change upon the business world.

Program Details:
Global Alumni Leadership Summit will be hosted from August 24-26, 2016 on the Harvard Business School campus. Please visit www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/sum/ for complete program details.

Lynda M. Applegate Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of the Owner/President Management program.

Ranjay Gulati, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of the Advanced Management Program.

Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of the General Management Program.

Das Narayandas, Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Senior Associate Dean for Harvard Business Publishing.

Michael L. Tushman, Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of Program for Leadership Development.

About Harvard Business School Executive Education:
Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. In fiscal year 2015, HBS faculty developed and delivered 73 open-enrollment Executive Education programs and 50 custom programs for leading organizations worldwide. More than 10,000 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston as well as classrooms in Mumbai and Shanghai. With global research centers in eight key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who shape the practice of business and innovation. Learn more at www.exed.hbs.edu.


Jim Aisner

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching, to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.