Thomas J. Donohue President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Thomas J. Donohue
Thomas J. Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since assuming this position in 1997, Donohue has built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe. During his tenure, the Chamber has helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in politics, in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, and before governments around the world. In an era of economic and fiscal challenges, Donohue has led efforts to expand trade and domestic energy production, rebuild America’s infrastructure, combat an avalanche of new regulations, protect intellectual property, revitalize capital markets, and aggressively advocate legal, tax, education, and entitlement reform. In addition, he has vigorously challenged attacks on free enterprise, while working to protect the business community’s right to speak and participate in the political and policy affairs of the nation. Under Donohue’s leadership, the Chamber has emerged as a major political force in races for the Senate and the House of Representatives. As part of this bipartisan effort, millions of grassroots business advocates, as well as the Chamber’s federation of state and local chambers and industry associations, mobilize in support of pro-business candidates. Donohue established the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which advances significant legal reforms in the courts, at the state and federal levels, and in elections for state attorneys general and Supreme Court judges. He has dramatically expanded the activities of the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the Chamber’s law firm, which represents the business community’s interests in the courts. And he has reinvigorated the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which houses Hiring Our Heroes, a program that identifies job opportunities for returning veterans and military spouses. Previously, Donohue served for 13 years as president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, the national organization of the trucking industry. Earlier in his career, he was deputy assistant postmaster general of the United States and vice president of development at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Born in New York City, Donohue earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University. He holds honorary degrees from Adelphi, St. John’s, Marymount, Bradley, and Pepperdine universities, as well as the National University of Ireland at Maynooth. He is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Boy Scouts of America National Capital Area Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He holds the highest civilian honor from Germany and South Korea, as well as the Order of the Crown (Commander Class) presented by the Crown Prince of Belgium.
Miles White Chairman and CEO, Abbott
Miles D. White is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott, a global healthcare company with a leading portfolio of products and technologies in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, operating in more than 150 countries. Mr. White joined Abbott in 1984, was elected to the board of directors in 1998, and became CEO and chairman of the board in 1999. In addition to his responsibilities at Abbott, Mr. White serves on the board of Caterpillar Inc., and McDonald’s Corporation. He is a member of the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and on the board of the US-China Business Council. He is a member of the Business Council, and was formerly Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. White earned both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University.
Prakash H. Mehta Partner, Akin Gump
Prakash H. Mehta
Prakash Mehta is a Partner with Akin Gump. He provides strategic, legal, business and operational advice on high-profile, transactional and litigation matters for clients around the world. Mr. Mehta also serves as a member of the firm’s management committee and the co-leader of the firm’s investment management practice group. Mr. Mehta is the leader of the firm’s India practice and was instrumental in the formation of the firm’s Hong Kong and Singapore offices. He represents a broad range of asset managers and institutional investors allows him to keep abreast of emerging trends in the alternative investment industry. Mr. Mehta received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center as well as a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service.
Carlos Gutierrez Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group
Secretary Carlos Gutierrez is the Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group. He served as U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005-2009 under President George W. Bush, where he played a key role in the passage of landmark free trade agreements that remove trade barriers, expand export opportunities, and boost global investment. Prior to leading the Department of Commerce, Secretary Gutierrez spent nearly 30 years with Kellogg Company. Following assignments in Latin America, Canada, Asia, and the United States, he became President and CEO of Kellogg in 1999. In 2000 he was named Chairman of the Board of Kellogg Company. Secretary Gutierrez was born in Havana, Cuba. He is married to Edilia, and has three grown children.
Samir Behl President for Europe, Africa, India, Amway
Samir Behl is the regional president for Europe, Africa, and India. In this role, he leads Amway affiliate companies in those regions to drive continued strategic growth in these regions. He is a member of Amway’s executive staff, the company’s top advisory team to the Office of the Chief Executive. Prior to joining Amway, Mr. Behl spent 30 years in leading top-tier consumer packaged goods companies, including General Mills/Pillsbury, Kellogg, and Unilever. His experience spans regional and corporate roles in sales and marketing in Asia and North America. Mr. Behl earned his master’s in business administration with a major in consumer marketing from the India Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, as well as an bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the founder of Biocon, India’s leading biotechnology enterprise. Not only is she a pioneer in the biotechnology industry, but she has also been named among TIME magazine’s most influential people in the world. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw is recognized as a thought leader committed to innovation and affordability in delivering best-in-class therapeutics to patients across the globe. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw’s commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. Her philanthropic initiatives are directed at making a difference in marginalized communities, and her Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center in Bangalore delivers affordable, world-class care to patients irrespective of socio-economic class. Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw earned her master’s degree in malting and brewing from Ballarat College in Melbourne, Australia. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University, as well as several other honorary degrees from universities in Australia and Ireland.
Michael Hayden Principal, The Chertoff Group
General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing us. General Hayden dissects political situations in hot spots around the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for Americans and America’s interests. He speaks on the delicate balance between liberty and security in intelligence work, as well the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain. As the former head of two multi-billion dollar enterprises, he can also address the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress and risk, and the need to develop effective internal and external communications. In addition to leading CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In all of these jobs, he worked to put a human face on American intelligence, explaining to the American people the role of espionage in protecting both American security and American liberty. Hayden also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. He was also the deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in South Korea. Hayden has been a frequent expert and commentator on major news outlets and in top publications, valued for his expertise on intelligence matters like cyber security, government surveillance, geopolitics, and more. He was featured in the HBO documentary Manhunt, which looked at espionage through the eyes of the insiders who led the secret war against Osama bin Laden, and in Showtime’s The Spymasters, a detailed look at the directors of the Central Intelligence Agency. Hayden is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. He is on the board of directors of Motorola Solutions and serves on a variety of other boards and consultancies. In 2013, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) awarded Hayden the 29th annual William Oliver Baker Award. General Hayden is also the first recipient of the Helms Award presented by the CIA Officers’ Memorial Foundation. In 2014 he was the inaugural Humanitas visiting professor in intelligence studies at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. His recent memoir, Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, has been a New York Times best-seller and was recently selected as one of the 100 most notable books of 2016.
Matthew Friedrich Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Secretary, Cognizant
Matt Friedrich is Cognizant’s General Counsel. He is responsible for our legal and corporate affairs functions, having joined the company in 2017. Matt comes to Cognizant from Chevron, where he served as Chief Corporate Counsel from 2014 - 2017. Prior to that he was a law firm partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Boies Schiller & Flexner. Matt began his legal career as a federal prosecutor, working in the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for more than 13 years. Matt’s tenure in government culminated in his designation in 2008 as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, a 740-employee litigating component of DOJ in Washington, D.C. Matt also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to the U.S. Attorney General, as an Assistant U. S. Attorney, and as a member of the Enron Task Force. Matt is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and the Director’s Award for Superior Performance. A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Virginia, Matt clerked for United States District Judge Royal Furgeson in the Western District of Texas. Matt is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ralph Voltmer Partner, Covington and Burling LLP
Ralph Voltmer is a partner with Covington & Burling’s corporate group. Mr. Voltmer also heads the firm’s India practice and has been working on India-related matters for over 15 years. Ralph advises many India-based companies on their activities outside of India, and more broadly advises both U.S. and foreign clients in various cross-border transactions, including joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Mr. Voltmer has represented a number of well-known clients on a variety of transactions, including more than $3 billion in financings in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Mr. Voltmer earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Riverside as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg Chairman, Starr Companies
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg
Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and CEO of American International Group (AIG) in March 2005. AIG was created by C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. Under his leadership, AIG became the largest insurance and financial services company in the world. He serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University, Honorary Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and Vice Chairman of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He is the past Chairman and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is active on the boards of many other civic and charitable organizations working in the United States and Asia. In 1990, Mr. Greenberg was appointed by Mr. Zhu Rongji, then Mayor of Shanghai, to be the first Chairman of the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai. In 1994, Mr. Greenberg was appointed Senior Economic Advisor to the Beijing Municipal Government. He was awarded “Honorary Citizen of Shanghai” in 1997. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, the International Advisory Council of the China Development Research Foundation, and the China Development Bank. On June 6th, 2014, at the 70th Anniversary celebration of D-Day at the Statue of Liberty in New York, Mr. Greenberg was awarded the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his service during World War II. He is also the recipient of The Bronze Star Medal from the United States. In addition, on November 9th, 2015, Mr. Greenberg received the insignia of Commandeur de l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur recognizing his leadership and contributions as Chairman of AIG. Mr. Greenberg received his pre-law certificate from the University of Miami and an LL.B from New York Law School in 1950 and has been granted honorary degrees from a number of universities.
Rajesh Subramaniam Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, FedEx
Raj Subramaniam is Executive Vice President, Global Strategy, Marketing, and Communications for FedEx. He oversees all aspects of the company’s marketing and communication efforts globally including advertising, brand and reputation, product and business development, digital access, e-commerce, retail marketing, and corporate strategy. Mr. Subramaniam is responsible for several landmark developments at FedEx, including the first-ever global brand campaign, as well as a significant expansion of the company’s global product portfolio. He has been with FedEx since 1991, serving in various leadership roles such as President of FedEx Express in Canada, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for FedEx Services. Mr. Subramaniam holds a master’s of science from Syracuse University as well as a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He also earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology.
J. Michael McGuire CEO, Grant Thornton LLP
J. Michael McGuire
Mike has more than 34 years of experience working closely with clients in a variety of industries, including technology, services, construction, manufacturing, venture capital, distribution, retail and franchising. He has significant experience in capital markets transactions ranging from venture capital to initial public offerings. He has advised numerous companies in a variety of industries on merger and acquisition strategies, due diligence and deal structure. Prior to his election to CEO, Mike served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team as national managing partner – operations. In this role, he chaired the firm’s Operating Committee and oversaw the firm’s human resources, marketing and sales teams. In addition, the regional managing partners and the Global Public Sector managing partner reported to him. He also chairs the Grant Thornton Foundation and serves on Grant Thornton US Partnership Board and the Grant Thornton International Global Board. Previously, he served as the national managing partner of Markets, Industry, People & Culture and was the managing partner of the firm’s Carolinas practice. He also served on the firm’s US Partnership Board.
Dinesh Paliwal President and CEO, Harman
Dinesh Paliwal is president and chief executive officer of HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. that provides technology solutions for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets. Prior to joining HARMAN, Paliwal spent 22 years with ABB Group where he last held the roles of President of ABB Group and Chairman and CEO of ABB North America. Paliwal serves on the boards of HARMAN, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Raytheon Company. He serves on corporate advisory boards of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Wilson Center; and the India Business Advisory Council of Lincoln Center. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) and the Business Advisory Council of the Farmer School of Business, Miami University, and he is a member of the CEO Business Roundtable. In 2017, Recode named Paliwal to its Recode 100 list of technology influencers, Fortune magazine previously named Paliwal to its “Business Person of the Year” list, and Yahoo! Finance included him on a short list of 5-star CEOs. In addition to receiving honors for his contributions to advancing women’s causes, the T.J. Martell Foundation recognized him with its Music Innovation Award. In 2017, B’nai B’rith International honored Paliwal with its Distinguished Achievement Award and the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) recognized him with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Paliwal holds a master’s degree in engineering from IIT Roorkee. He also earned master’s degrees in applied science and engineering and in business administration from Miami University of Ohio.
Christopher A. Padilla Vice President for Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM
Christopher A. Padilla
Christopher A. Padilla has been Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs at IBM since April 2009. He heads the company's global government affairs function, leading a team of professionals in thirty-nine countries. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Padilla served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, working to develop U.S. trade policy, promoting and reviewing foreign direct investment in the United States, supporting U.S. exports, and ensuring compliance with trade agreements and trade laws. Before serving as Under Secretary, Padilla was Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, where he was responsible for U.S. controls on items limited for export for national security reasons. From 2005-2006, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick. From 2002-2005, he was an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, responsible for building public support for U.S. trade agreements. Mr. Padilla worked for more than fifteen years in the private sector prior to his government service, holding a variety of positions in marketing, business development, and government affairs at AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Eastman Kodak Company. He holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in international studies from Johns Hopkins University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He serves on the boards of the Information Technology Industry Council, the Council of the Americas, Software.org, the U.S.-U.K. Business Council, and the YMCA of the USA.
Andreas Fibig Chairman and CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Andreas Fibig is chairman and chief executive officer of IFF. He is responsible for product development and strategic planning, where he draws on his experience in international business from his prior work with various pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Fibig oversees IFF’s worldwide operations, representing $3 billion in annual revenue and 6,000 employees. Before joining IFF, Mr. Fibig served as president and chairman at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, as well as senior vice president of Pfizer’s U.S. Pharmaceutical Operations Group, and Pfizer’s president of the Latin America, Africa, and Middle East divisions. Mr. Fibig earned his degree in marketing and business management from Berlin’s University of Economics.
Sanjay Govil Chairman, Infinite Computer Solutions
Sanjay Govil is chairman of Infinite Computer Solutions, the company he founded in 1999. Under his leadership, Infinite has grown to a multi-national team of over 5,000 employees. Its platformized solutions focus on mobile messaging, product engineering, business intelligence and analytics, mobility, compliance, and social listening. Prior to establishing Infinite, Mr. Govil served as the global chief information officer at Capgemini Financial Services, as well as chief information officer and vice president of human resources at Cosmo Films Ltd. He also has experience working with Verizon and IBM. Mr. Govil holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where he serves on the Graduate Board. He also earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Auburn University.
Rajiv Lall Founder, Managing Director, and CEO, IDFC Bank
Dr. Rajiv Lall is Founder MD & CEO of IDFC Bank since October 1, 2015. Previously, he was Executive Chairman of IDFC Limited. A veteran economist for 30 years, Dr. Lall has been an active part of the finance and policy landscape, both in India and internationally. In his diverse career, he has also held leadership roles in global investment banks and multilateral agencies. His expertise spans banking, project finance, private equity/venture capital, international capital markets, trade, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy issues, with a particular focus on emerging markets including India and China. Dr. Lall has served on numerous committees of the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India, including the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, the Working Group on the Issues and Concerns in the NBFC Sector of RBI, Committee on Household Finance of the Reserve Bank of India, the High Powered Expert Committee for Urban Infrastructure, the High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure and the Expert Committee on Modernisation of Indian Railways. He has also served as India’s representative to the G-20 Working Group on Infrastructure. Dr. Lall is member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Asia Business Council and the City of London Advisory Council for India. He was also President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Outside of business related fora, Dr. Lall currently chairs the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC Canada); he serves on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia; is a member of the Founders Circle, Brookings, India. He is also Convenor of the Social Impact Council of India and is Founder Chairman of Lok Foundation. Prior to joining IDFC, Dr. Lall was variously, a Partner with Warburg Pincus in New York; Head of Asian Economic Research with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong; a senior staff member of the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, as well as faculty member of the Florida Atlantic University, Department of Economics. He is an active speaker and columnist on macro-economic and public policy issues. Dr. Lall earned his BA in politics, philosophy and economics from the Oxford University, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
William Thomas Global Chairman, KPMG International
Bill Thomas is the chairman and chief executive officer of KPMG International, a position he earned in 2017 following service as chairman of KPMG’s Americas region, and CEO of KPMG in Canada. Mr. Thomas has been a leader in defining KPMG’s global strategy. As CEO of KPMG in Canada, he provided leadership and direction for the firm’s business across the country, working with partners and staff to drive strategy and growth. Mr. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and warned his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, where he was named a Fellow in the Institute in 2008.
Richard H. Edwards Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin International
Richard H. Edwards
Richard H. (Rick) Edwards is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin International. Lockheed Martin’s Board of Directors appointed him to this position in January 2018, and under his leadership, Lockheed Martin International develops and executes strategies to grow the corporation’s international business by strengthening customer relationships and industry partnerships in the 70 countries where Lockheed Martin does business. Mr. Edwards also serves as the senior executive overseeing the corporation’s business activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In this role he leads engagements with in-country and U.S. government customers and oversees industrialization, offset, contract negotiation, business development, supply chain, functional and program management activities. Mr. Edwards has been with the company for more than 30 years and most recently served as executive vice president of Missiles and Fire Control (MFC). While he was in this role, MFC secured several significant long-term strategic contract wins and grew international sales to 37 percent of MFC’s 2016 sales. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards served as Vice President, Tactical Missiles and Combat Maneuver Systems (TM/CMS) for MFC, where he was responsible for all aspects of Precision Fires, Close Combat Systems, Ground Vehicles, Nuclear Systems and Solutions programs, as well as MFC’s business in the United Kingdom. During that time he achieved significant expansion into new business markets, doubling the size of the TM/CMS line of business in approximately five years. Throughout his career Mr. Edwards has held several significant leadership positions including: Capture Program Director for the Joint Common Missile, Javelin Program Director, and Tactical Missiles Program Director, where he was responsible for all aspects of Javelin, Hellfire, Longbow, Predator, Common Missile and Precision Guided Munitions programs. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he served in a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Fairchild Republic Company in Hagerstown, Md., where he gained experience in cost estimating and scheduling as well as industrial engineering. Mr. Edwards graduated from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He is a member of the Association of the United States Army Council of Trustees. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Opera and the Advisory Boards for the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Navy League of the United States Fort Worth Council and the Committee of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas for the Industry and Community Affiliates.
Edward Knight Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NASDAQ
Ed Knight is executive vice president and general counsel of NASDAQ. He is responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and for overseeing the quality legal services across the global organization. He also oversees government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation and the Office of Corporate Secretary. Mr. Knight previously served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Treasury, holding the position longer than any prior general counsel. His accomplishments in the federal government include his critical involvement in the U.S. provision of bilateral assistance to the governments of Mexico and Brazil. He also served as a member of the Obama Transition Team at the Treasury Department. Mr. Knight received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D from the University of Texas School of Law.
Stephen J. Hadley Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Stephen J. Hadley
Stephen Hadley served as the National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hadley served as Deputy National Security Advisor. In addition to covering the full range of national security issues, he had special responsibilities in several areas including a U.S./Russia political dialogue, the Israeli disengagement from Gaza, and developing a strategic relationship with India. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Hadley was both a principal in The Scowcroft Group (a strategic consulting firm headed by former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft) and partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner (now part of Goodwin Proctor). In his consulting practice, he represented U.S. corporate clients investing and doing business overseas, including in China, the United Arab Emirates, and Western and Eastern Europe. At Shea & Gardner, he represented U.S. corporate clients in transactional and international matters—including export controls, foreign investment in U.S. national security companies, and the national security responsibilities of U.S. information technology companies. From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Hadley served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy for President George H.W. Bush, and from 1974 to 1977 he served on the National Security Council staff of President Gerald R. Ford. Mr. Hadley remains engaged on U.S. national security policy, currently serving on the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He is also a Director of the Atlantic Council, serving on its Executive Committee and is a member of the Board of Managers of the Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, Chairman of RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy Advisory Board, and a member of Yale University’s Kissinger Papers Advisory Board. He previously held positions as co-chair of the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel, a member of the Department of Defense Policy Board, and a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Hadley also serves as Senior Advisor on International Affairs to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). In this capacity, Mr. Hadley has co-chaired a series of senior bipartisan working groups on topics ranging from Arab-Israeli peace to U.S. political strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan to U.S./Turkey relations. He also contributes to the Institute’s programs in the Middle East and Asia. Mr. Hadley graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University in 1969. In 1972, he received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was Note and Comment Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
Amos Hochstein Senior Vice President, Tellurian
Amos Hochstein is senior vice president at Tellurian. He joined the company in 2017 after serving as U.S. Special Envoy for International Energy Affairs where he led the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources. In this role, he oversaw global U.S. energy foreign policy engagement, and advised the Secretary of State and Vice President of the U.S. on global energy markets. Mr. Hochstein’s accomplishments include leading the engagement to strengthen Europe’s energy security through resource diversification, authoring the White House Caribbean Energy Security Initiative, chairing several energy security task forces, and developing stronger natural gas markets throughout Asia. Mr. Hochstein has also served in a variety of senior level positions within the U.S. Congress, working to advise energy companies entering and developing new markets. Outside of the federal government, he served as senior vice president at Cassidy and Associates.
Jim Barber President, UPS International
Jim Barber has served as president of UPS International since 2013, with responsibility for distribution, forwarding, small-package delivery, brokerage, customs compliance, and UPS's other service offerings in more than 220 countries and territories outside the United States. Jim serves as a member of the UPS Management Committee, which is responsible for day-to-day management of the company. Jim previously served as president of UPS Europe, helping oversee the second wave of international expansion for UPS that first began in the mid-1990s. He oversaw several key acquisitions and integrations including several European healthcare companies and domestic courier, express and parcel companies in Poland, Turkey and the UK. He holds a degree in Finance from Auburn University.
Siva Sivaram Executive Vice President, Western Digital Corporation
Dr. Siva Sivaram is the executive vice president of technology and manufacturing for Western Digital. He is responsible for the worldwide development of silicon technologies and their high volume manufacturing across sites around the globe. Dr. Sivaram has over 30 years of experience in semiconductors, 3D memory architectures, process technology, equipment and materials. He has held executive positions at Intel and Matrix Semiconductor, and at SanDisk after its acquisition of Matrix. Additionally, he was the Founder and CEO of Twin Creeks Technologies, a solar panel and equipment company. He is widely published, including a text book on Chemical Vapor Deposition and holds several patents in semiconductor and solar technologies. He serves on the board of the Global Semiconductor Association. Dr. Sivaram earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in materials science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has been elected to its Board of Trustees. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi, India, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.