Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute to Honor Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes with Leadership Award
New Haven, Conn., December 13, 2012—Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes will accept the Legend in Leadership Award of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute at a ceremony to be held December 13 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
The award will be presented to Mr. Bewkes by former Senator Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America; N.J. Nicholas, former co-CEO of Time Warner Inc.; and Paul Steiger, president and CEO of ProPublica and former managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, at the Yale CEO Summit of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, the world's first CEO college.
Jeff Bewkes has been chairman of Time Warner Inc. since January 2009 and chief executive officer of the company since January 1, 2008. Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment, and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package, and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets. Its main operating units are HBO, Time Inc., Turner Broadcasting Systems, and Warner Bros.
Prior to being named to his current positions, Bewkes served as Time Warner's president and chief operating officer from January 2006 to December 2007, and as chairman of the Entertainment and Networks group from July 2002 to December 2005. Before joining the corporate management of Time Warner, he served as chairman and CEO of HBO from May 1995 to July 2002, and as president and COO of HBO from September 1991 to May 1995. Last month, his contract was extended for another five years.
He serves on the boards of Yale University, the Partnership for New York City, and Deerfield Academy, and on the advisory boards for the George Washington University Law School, the Creative Coalition, and the Paley Center for Media, and is a member of the Business Council. Bewkes holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Conference organizer Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean of the Yale School of Management, commented, "Show business and journalism are segments of an industry legendary for its oversized, grandiose personalities and volatile temperaments, yet Jeff Bewkes is renowned for his quiet, humble, but brilliant visionary leadership with inspired, effective execution. Under his leadership, Time Warner has become the nation's premier media enterprise, generating annual revenue of $29 billion. He has crafted an organization streamlined to develop and showcase creative, informative content, rather than his own persona, and has demonstrated a savvy, often agnostic strategic embrace of emerging distribution technologies. Jeff is revered by his Time Warner colleagues and investors while even competitors equally fear and revere him as a rival."
While the discussions of the CEO Summit are off the record, the press is invited to attend the Legend in Leadership Award presentation to Mr. Bewkes on Thursday, December 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the Waldorf-Astoria; the final conference session, "Knowing Your Customer Regardless of Global Government Changes," which immediately follows; and the closing reception.
The conference theme is "What Just Happened: The Impact and Opportunities of Global Government Changes." Distinguished global corporate leaders from across industries will engage in lively, candid discussions at this invitation-only leaders' conference hosted by the Yale School of Management.
Conference participants include Ashton Carter, deputy secretary of defense; Robert Hormats, under secretary of state; Stephen Schwarzman, chairman, CEO, and co-founder, Blackstone; Greg Fleming, president, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Morgan Stanley Investment Management; James Chanos, managing partner, Kynikos Associates; Robert Diamond, former CEO, Barclays; Robert S. Miller, CEO, Hawker Beechcraft, and chairman, AIG; Maurice Greenberg, chairman and CEO, C.V. Starr and Co.; Nicholas Pinchuk, chairman and CEO, Snap-on Inc.; Thomas Quinlan, CEO, RR Donnelley; Lynn Tilton, managing partner, Patriarch Partners; General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), former commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces; former U.N. Ambassador John Negroponte; Edward Zeng, founding partner, China Bridge Capital; David Simon, chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group; Mickey Drexler, chairman and CEO, J. Crew Group; Kay Koplovitz, founder, USA Network; Gary Knell, president and CEO, NPR; Tom Rogers, president and CEO, TiVo, Inc.; Rick Goings, chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands; Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box and financial columnist for the New York Times; Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, chief international correspondent, CNBC; and Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, among 100 other top opinion leaders across sectors.
Conference sponsors include CNBC, Deloitte, IBM, North Highland, NYSE EuroNext, PepsiCo, Russell Reynolds Associates, and UPS.
The Legend in Leadership Award was created 22 years ago to honor current and former CEOs who serve as living legends, in order to inspire chief executives across industries, sectors, and nations. Recent past winners of the award include General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt; PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi; Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris; American Express CEO Ken Chenault; Ford CEO Alan Mulally; TATA Group CEO Ratan Tata; JCPenney CEO Myron Ullman; Infosys founder Nandan Nilekani; and JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
The Chief Executive Leadership Institute was founded in 1989 as the world's first school for incumbent CEOs. For an interview with Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, or to register for the Legend in Leadership Award presentation ceremony and the final conference session, please contact Tabitha Wilde, 203-432-6010, email@example.com, or Kelly Jo Cigman, 203-432-0867, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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