CEO Lecture Series

BMI CEO Michael O'Neill, Rutgers MBA '86, gives students a sense of challenges the Internet poses to music industry

Monday, March 9, 2015

In addition to BMI Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Neill, the CEO Lecture Series has featured such other prominent alumni as Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon and a former executive at healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson; Eric Tveter, CEO and managing director of Switzerland’s UPC Cablecom and Thomas Renyi, who is now former chairman and CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

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Rutgers MBA alumnus is leading BMI through music industry's changing landscape

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In 2013, after nearly 20 years at BMI, O’Neill became chief executive officer and added the title of president almost a year later. On March 4, he will return to Rutgers Business School as featured speaker at the CEO Lecture Series. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Rutgers Business School’s Bove Auditorium in Newark.

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Swiss cable executive shares turnaround story, leadership insights during CEO Lecture Series

Monday, April 28, 2014

During his talk, Eric Tveter said one of the things that guided his actions during the effort to get UPC Cablecom back on track was something he refers to as the five C’s of management – communication, culture, commitment, collaboration and customer. For an American taking the helm of a troubled company in Switzerland where the public has a natural tendency to be skeptical, commitment proved to be particularly vital. "Commitment is doing what you say you’re going to do,” he said. “We set realistic goals. We under promised and over delivered.”

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Chief executive of leading Swiss cable company will share management philosophy at CEO Lecture Series

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rebuilding one of Switzerland’s leading cable companies wasn’t enough for Eric Tveter, the company’s chief executive officer. The 55-year-old CEO, who earned his MBA from Rutgers in 1997, is now focused on differentiating UPC Cablecom in an effort to surpass tough rivals in the competitive Swiss market. "We can’t just be better," he said, "we have to be different.” Tveter will discuss his plan for differentiating UPC Cablecom during the CEO Lecture Series at Rutgers Business School on Monday, April 21.

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CEO Lecture Series offers Rutgers students a top executive's perspective on Panasonic's business turnaround

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Joseph Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic’s North American business, is a big believer in the powerful lessons people can learn when things go wrong. The company’s turnaround success is a case in point. As the featured speaker at the Feb. 20 CEO Lecture Series, Taylor provided Rutgers Business School students with a candid look at the tough decisions, the strategy and leadership that returned the company to profitability after a series of missteps and huge losses.

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Joseph Taylor, CEO and chairman of Panasonic North America Feb. 20 CEO Lecture Series

Friday, February 14, 2014

Joseph Taylor, CEO and chairman of Panasonic North America, will provide Rutgers Business School students with an insightful look at leadership and strategy on Thursday, Feb. 20 as the next featured guest in the school's distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Taylor's talk, "The Challenge of Remaking a 100-year-old Global Corporation," will focus on Panasonic's emergence from its business struggles...

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Chief executive of Panasonic North America will discuss strategy, leadership behind company's turnaround at CEO Lecture Series

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The CEO Lecture Series is one of the premiere thought leadership events at Rutgers Business School. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Joseph M. Taylor, CEO and chairman of Newark-based Panasonic North America, will be the featured speaker. Taylor will talk about the company's emergence from recent business struggles and what it has taken to regain its footing in the global marketplace.

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Deloitte & Touche CEO says auditors need to demonstrate the will to "stick to their guns''

Friday, November 1, 2013

The CEO Lecture Series at Rutgers Business School was started in 2010 as a way of giving students access to leading chief executive officers and the rich insights they have to offer. The event also provides enterprising students with a chance to meet top industry executives and add them to their network. Deloitte & Touche CEO Gregory Weaver appeared as the ninth executive speaker in the series.

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Deloitte & Touche chief executive will offer perspective on professional excellence at CEO Lecture Series

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

There were times during Gregory Weaver’s career at Deloitte & Touche when a mentor’s advice convinced him to take an opportunity he did not immediately recognize on his own. "I think developing relationships both internally and externally is very important,” Weaver said. "Taking advantage of opportunities is very important. Often, you don’t recognize what that opportunity really is."

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Keith Banks recounts merger of U.S. Trust and Bank of America's Private Bank as test of leadership

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Keith Banks, who oversaw the merger of U.S. Trust and Bank of America’s Private Bank beginning in 2007, spoke about leadership, moral compasses and managerial courage when he appeared last week as the eighth executive speaker in the Rutgers Business School's CEO Lecture Series. He also emphasized the need for young people going into business to be true to themselves. "As I tell people," he said, "I've got one act. This is it."

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CEO Lecture Series features president of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

In his talk, Keith Banks, a veteran banking executive and Rutgers College alum, will recount how he carried out and led employees through the complicated marriage of two legacy banks. “I had to draw upon my own confidence that we had the right road map,” he said in an interview leading up to his appearance at Rutgers Business School.

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Sanofi's Anne Whitaker on leadership and agility during revolutionary change in pharmaceutical industry

Friday, October 26, 2012

As part of the Rutgers Business School's CEO Leadership Series, Anne Whitaker, president of Sanofi's pharmaceutical business in North America, recently spoke about the changes reshaping healthcare industry and the challenges of being a leader during a time of dramatic change.

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Executive VP of BD Gary Cohen to speak about business strategy and corporate social responsibility in CEO Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Join Rutgers Business School on Thursday, April 5th at 6 PM for the next installment of the highly anticipated CEO Lecture Series featuring Gary M. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Becton Dickinson & Co. (BD), a medical technology company. Cohen will be discussing, "Shared Values – A New Approach to Business and Capitalism." He will explore the concept of shared value (developing linkages between business strategies and corporate social responsibility) and how it can unleash the next wave of global growth and redefine capitalism within an organization.

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Dennis Bone, President of Verizon New Jersey, speaks about technology's impact on business models in Rutgers Business School’s CEO Speaker Series

Thursday, October 27, 2011

As President of Verizon New Jersey Inc. responsible for all of Verizon’s corporate interests in New Jersey, Dennis Bone has had a unique vantage point in seeing how the boom in telecommunications has changed business models forever. Students, faculty, alumni and prospective students in a packed auditorium at Rutgers Business School’s (RBS) state-of-the-art building at 1 Washington Park in Newark’s University Heights, were treated to a discussion about how changes in the Telecom Industry are affecting all of business today.

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Johnson & Johnson executive to speak at RBS CEO Lecture Series March 31 @ 6 PM

Monday, March 28, 2011

Follow live updates on Twitter using hashtag #RBSCEOLecture or by following @RutgersBSchool and @RutgersWiB. Alumnus Sheri S. McCoy (MBA ’88), Vice Chairman, Executive Committee, and member of the Office of the Chairman at Johnson & Johnson will be presenting "The Challenge of Innovation in a Dynamic Global Market," in the next installment of the Rutgers Business School (RBS) CEO Lecture Series on Thursday, March 31.

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Joseph Pieroni, CEO of Daiichi Sankyo, discusses how health care reform is changing the biopharma industry

Friday, December 10, 2010

Energetic and entertaining, Joseph Pieroni, engaged a packed auditorium full of MBA students, alumni, and curious onlookers, on the implications for the biopharma industry as health care evolves in the next decade.

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Ralph Izzo, CEO of energy giant PSEG, speaks out on climate change's implications in Rutgers Business School's CEO speaker series

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America’s 7th largest energy utility company, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG), Ralph Izzo (RBS MBA ’02) commands the unique position of having to provide shareholder value while navigating the shifting regulatory rules and working for the public to safeguard the environment.

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Thomas A. Renyi, former CEO and Chairman of The Bank of New York Mellon, kicks off "CEO Lecture Series"

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One of the most successful alumni in Rutgers Business School’s history, Thomas, A. Renyi (RBS MBA ’68), CEO and Chairman, The Bank of New York Mellon (1997-2008), spoke to a packed auditorium about his experiences running America’s oldest bank during chaotic times.

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