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Speaker Iamge Jeffrey Garten

About Jeffrey Garten :

Jeffrey E. Garten became the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale School of Management on July 1, 2005. During the previous decade he was the dean of the School. While he held that position, the Yale SOM established an International Center for Finance; an International Institute for Corporate Governance; the Sachem Venture Capital Fund for Projects in New Haven; the Yale SOM - Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures; and an executive MBA program in Health Care Management. The number of student applications increased 75%, the size of the faculty grew by 42%, and the School's endowment increased from $137 million to $362 million.
Garten is also chairman of Garten Rothkopf, a global consulting firm which he co-founded in October 2005. The company’s focus is adding shareholder value and enhancing risk management techniques for international companies.
Garten currently serves on the boards of directors of the Aetna Corporation, CarMax, Credit Suisse Asset Management, The International Rescue Committee, and The Conference Board. He is on the advisory boards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the Chicago Climate Exchange, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Prior to coming to Yale, Garten was the undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the first Clinton administration, where he focused on promoting American business interests in Japan, Europe and many big emerging markets like China, India, and Brazil. He was deeply involved in the conclusion of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations and in helping the U.S. and China negotiate Beijing’s entry into the WTO.
From 1979 to 1992, he worked on Wall Street as a managing director of Lehman Brothers and the Blackstone Group. During this time, he specialized in debt restructuring in Latin America, built up and directed the Asian investment banking business for Lehman from Tokyo, and restructured some of the world’s largest shipping companies in Hong Kong.
From 1973 to 1978 he served on the White House Council on International Economic Policy in the Nixon administration and on the policy planning staffs of Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Cyrus Vance in the Ford and Carter administrations.
He is the author of A Cold Peace: America, Japan, Germany and the Struggle for Supremacy (1992), The Big Ten: The Big Emerging Markets and How They Will Change Our Lives (1997), The Mind of the CEO (2001), and The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda For Business Leaders (2002). He has also edited and contributed to the anthology, World View: Global Strategies for the New Economy (2000). In 2000 he chaired a national task force of the Securities & Exchange Commission, comprised of leaders from business, finance and accounting, on the subject, "What Kind of Information Do Investors Need in the New Economy?" From 1997 to 2005 he wrote a monthly column for Business Week. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and Foreign Affairs.
Garten holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College, 1968, and a Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, 1980, where he specialized in international economics and international organizations. From 1968 to 1972 he served as a lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne Division and a captain in the U.S. Army Special Forces. In 1971 he was a military advisor to the Royal Thai Army.
He is married to Ina Garten, author of the "Barefoot Contessa" cookbooks, and lives in New York and Connecticut.

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1.Where is the global economy headed, and what are the implications for business strategy and business leaders?
There are a number of key factors that will differentiate the global marketplace of the future from the one we have known as recently as the late 1990s. These include changing patterns of trade and investment; shifting policies and interests in the US, Europe, and Japan;  the rise of China and other big emerging markets and what it means for global politics and business ; changing regulatory demands, including new issues in corporate governance;  new demographic pressures;, and the impact of terrorism and the policy response to it. Garten combines his experience as an investment banker, a senior official in four presidential administrations, and the knowledge he has acquired at Yale and as a prolific writer on international trade, finance, and politics to help leaders sift through a number of questions:

·   What should you know about underlying trends?
·   What are the implications for your business strategy?  
·   What leadership qualities will be necessary to deal with the new challenges? 
2.  Business leadership in the 21st century.
Drawing on two recent books for which he did extensive interviewing of global business leaders - "The Mind of the CEO," and "The Politics of Fortune: A New Agenda for Business Leaders" - as well as on hundreds of interviews conducted for his monthly column in Business Week, Garten explores the challenges CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other top business leaders will face in the decade ahead. His focus is on the implications of several challenges trends including the changing financial and regulatory framework, the impact of new technologies, the changing political and social environment. Among the questions posed and answered are:

·   What traditional leadership skills are in greater demand than ever before?
·   What new skills are required?
·   How to balance the internal and external demands of running a company?
3. Five burning questions.
Garten raises five burning business questions, tailored to the interest and backgrounds of the participants, and then orchestrates a vibrant discussion with the group. Some of the topics could include: Is the global economy fragmenting, and if so, what are the implications for business strategies?  How are global trade and financial policies changing the environment for business? How should business leaders think about risk in early the 21st century?  What do tomorrow's business leaders need to know?  How should we think about the rise of China and the decline of Europe?  In each case, Garten gives an introduction, but the session is designed to bring the audience in from the beginning and to:

·    Bring out the knowledge and experience of the people in the audience
·   Create an awareness of the big trends in the global economy and what to do about them
·   Open the audience's minds about a wide variety of issues that it may not have connected

Books by Jeffrey Garten :
The Mind of the C.E.O.
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