Geopolitics and the Global CEO
On September 20, the Yale CEO Caucus brought together academics and top leaders from business and government to discuss how developments in the Middle East and Europe, as well as the U.S.-China relationship, are likely to alter the global marketplace in years to come.
The roundtable conversation about the interplay of geopolitics, economics, and business takes place twice a year in Washington, D.C. The event is moderated by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for executive programs and the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management.
Professors Paul Bracken, Gary Gorton, and Tom Kolditz, as well as Senior Associate Dean David Bach, joined the discussion from Yale SOM. Other participants included Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense; David F. Melcher, president and CEO of ITT Exelis; Yunxian Chen, vice governor of Guangdong Province; and Nicholas Pinchuk, chairman and CEO of Snap-on Incorporated. Yale SOM and Yale College students were among those in attendance.
The event sponsors included Edelman, Ernst & Young, Korn/Ferry, NYSE Euronext, Patriarch Partners, Leslie & Steven Saiontz, CNBC, and UPS.
Read highlights from the discussion in Qn magazine.