The Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum Series
The Mitsui USA Foundation has provided financial support for six Mitsui USA Lunchtime Forums annually since 1995 and was one of the first programs run by the Weissman Center after it was established by the CUNY Board of Trustees. In the spring 2012, the Center will be hosting the 100th session in this continuous series.
The Mitsui USA Lunch-Time Forum series brings prominent speakers from the worlds of business to discuss timely topics related to international business. The goal is to provide Baruch undergraduate and graduate students with the perspective of successful practitioners. Students are able to ask questions and model professional behavior and presentation skills. Approximately 600 students, faculty, staff as well as alumni and other guests attend these events each year.
In selecting topics and speakers, the Center takes a multidisciplinary approach focusing on the following main areas:
- The political and policy environment for international business
- Strategy for international business
- Managing international business
- Country and regional perspectives on international business.
A list of the most recent events includes:
Why the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Is a Systematically Important Participant in the US Capitol Market
Michael Bodson, President and Chief Executive Officer of DTCC
Creating New Business Marketing Models in Today’s Technology Revolution
Paul Price, CEO of CreativeDrive
Dreaming is Hard Work: What It Really Takes To Build A Tech Company
Pam Dillon, Co-Founder and CEO of Wine Ring
Perspectives on a Career in International Banking
Mark O’Keefe, Managing Directory, Global Head of Asset-Based Finance of Rabobank
Relevance: The Power To Change Minds And Behavior And Stay Ahead Of The Competition
Andrea Coville, CEO of Brodeur Partners
Current Landscape in the Investment Management Business: Implications for Careers and Investments
Hugh R. Lamle, President of M.D. Sass Investors Services, Inc.
Managing the Largest Port on the U.S. East Coast
Richard M. Larrabee, Director of the Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Linda Sanford, Former Senior Vice President of Enterprise Transformation for IBM
Managing the World’s Largest Asset Manager.
Robert Kapito, President and Director of BlackRock, Inc.
The Business of Owning Businesses – Private and Public.
Barry F. Schwartz, Executive Vice Chairman, MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings Inc.
Envisioning the Future: How envisioning the future is essential to planning your success and leading in global business. What does this mean to the Estée Lauder Companies and for you?
Robert Aquilina, Executive Vice President Global Initiatives, Estee Lauder Companies
Making an Acquisition Work: The NYSE’s Integration into the Intercontinental Exchange “The View from the Inside.”
Thomas Farley, COO, New York Stock Exchange
Challenges and Opportunities
Ismail Amla, CEO, Capco North America
Sustaining the American Advantage
Senator Judd Gregg, Former Governor and U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
Natural Gas: A Tale of Two Regions
Ronald J. Tanski, President & CEO, National Fuel Gas
The Path from Audit Partner to CFO
Gina Wilson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at TIAA-CREF
Managing the Risk of a Large Sovereign Wealth Fund
William Martin, Chief Risk Officer, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Managing a Global Bank
Robert S. Shafir, CEO of Asset Management & CEO of the Americas Region, Credit Suisse
We Live in Interesting Times
John Frankel, FF Venture Capital
Revealing a Family Business from the Outside In
Nava Michael-Tsabari and Rania Labaki
Entrepreneurial Investment Banking: Recipe for Success
Valerie Lancaster Beal, Partner, M.R. Beal & Company and
Trustee, City University of New York
Reshaping a Mega Bank -- The Citi Experience
James von Moltke, Head of Global Financial Planning &
Mitsui & Co. – From an International to a Global Business
Mitsuhiko Kawai President & CEO of Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.
Navigating Change in the Accounting Profession and Business World
Karole F. Lloyd, Vice Chair, Ernst & Young
Southeast Managing Partner
Mayan Meltdown or Moderate Momentum? Current Perspectives on Global Markets
James F. Adams, Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase