Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute to Honor Maurice R. Greenberg of Starr Companies with Lifetime of Leadership Award
New Haven, CT, Monday, December 19, 2011 – Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr International USA, Inc., collectively known as Starr Companies, was awarded the "Lifetime of Leadership Award" of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute at a ceremony held December 15th at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The award was presented to Mr. Greenberg by John Whitehead, the legendary former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, at the 68th gathering of the Yale CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute, "the world’s first CEO College."
Mr. Greenberg has a distinguished career as a leading Executive in the Insurance Industry and is recognized as a global business icon. Mr. Greenberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr International USA, Inc., collectively known as Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization. Mr. Greenberg is also Chairman of The Starr Foundation, a major supporter of academic, medical, cultural, and public policy institutions.
Conference organizer, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for Executive Programs at the Yale School of Management, commented "Hank Greenberg has had a long prescient model of the globalization of the world’s markets and the particular engines of growth in Asia and specifically China. He has fostered greater awareness of shared economic interests while furthering diplomatic, cultural, and educational advancement. He is easily one of the most recognized and revered business leader names globally while also an inspiring model of entrepreneurship and courage in explaining his pioneering business models and fortifying his reputation."
Mr. Greenberg has been instrumental in advancing major aspects of Yale’s international outreach including funding visiting international scholars, supporting the World Fellows Program and funding the new Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center.
Mr. Greenberg is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations, including serving as Honorary Vice Chairman and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Committee on United States-China Relations, Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York University and many, many others.
The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute was founded in 1989 to provide original research on top leadership and lively, current educational forums through peer-driven learning for accomplished leaders across a range of sectors. Visit the Yale CELI website for more information.
The "Lifetime of Leadership Award" was created to honor hugely influential, successful people who have helped build and shape enterprises and initiatives to advance responsible global commerce and economic development across sectors, continents, over several decades. Past winners include: former Goldman Sachs co-chairman John Whitehead; financier Albert H. Gordon; and Vanguard founder John C. Bogle.
Conference sponsors include Alvarez & Marsal; CNBC; Deloitte LLP; PepsiCo; IBM; NYSE Euronext; North Highland; Russell Reynolds Associates; Volt Information Sciences; and UPS.
Other conference participants include: Andrew Liveris; Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group; Joseph Carrabba, Chairman & CEO Cliffs Natural Resources; The Honorable Ashton Carter, US Deputy Secretary of Defense; Roger Crandall, Chairman & CEO, Mass Mutual; William Donaldson, 27th Chairman, US Securities and Exchange Commission; Sean Egan, Managing Director, Egan-Jones Ratings; FU Wenge, CEO of West Hope Group; The Honorable Robert Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary of State; Kay Koplovitz, Chairman, Liz Claiborne; "pay czar" Ken Feinberg; NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell; Arianna Huffington, Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post; Mark Penn, Chairman & CEO, Burson-Marsteller; Nicholas Pinchuk, Chairman & CEO, Snap-on Inc.; Judge Jed Rakoff; Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia; Wilbur Ross; Andrew Ross Sorkin; Lynn Tilton, Chairman & CEO, Patriarch Partners; Frederick Terrell, Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse; Myron Ullman, Executive Chairman, JCPenney; Shirley Yeung, Managing Partner, Dragonrise Capital; among 100 other top opinion leaders across sectors.