Summer 2005

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Top Executives Addressed the Haas School Community in 2005

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides

California State Treasurer Phil Angelides discussed his investment policies and programs for California at the Second Annual West Coast Private Equity Conference on January 19.

Steve Young At the same conference, former 49er's quarterback Steve Young, co-founder and managing director of Sorenson Capital, spoke on the parallels between life on the gridiron and the world of private equity.
Ira Ehrenpreis, John Woolard, MBA 97

Ira Ehrenpreis, general partner at Technology Partners, moderated an alumni panel discussion on energy technology at the Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum on January 27. He was joined by Bryant Tong, BS 77 (not pictured), managing director at Nth Power, and John Woolard, (right) MBA 97, vice president of energy management solutions at Itron.

Farshid Arman

Venture capitalists Glenn Solomon, general partner with Partech International, George Hoyem, managing partner with Blueprint Ventures (both not pictured), and Farshid Arman (pictured), director of Venture Technology at Siemens Technology-to-Business Center, discussed corporate spinouts as venture opportunities at the February 24 Berkeley Entrepreneurs Forum.

Wu-Fu Chen

Wu-Fu Chen, ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 100 Venture Investors in the US, discussed the growing leadership role of Asia in the global economy in his keynote address at the fifth annual Asia Business Conference on February 26.

Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong, managing director of Mayfield, addressed the new technology investment environment as part of the Management of Technology (MOT) lecture series on April 6.


Barbara Desoer

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77, chief technology, service & fulfillment executive for Bank of America, delivered a keynote address to a capacity crowd at the ninth annual Women in Leadership Conference on March 5.
Sheryl O'Loughlin

She was joined by Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO of Clif Bar, Inc., who gave the afternoon keynote.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who has declared his absolute commitment to "ending homelessness as we know it in San Francisco," gave the keynote address at the sixth annual Berkeley Conference on Housing and Urban Policy at Haas on March 11.
Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller, Yale economics professor and innovator in financial engineering, inspired the graduating Masters of Financial Engineering class of 2005 with his commencement address on March 18.


Edward Penhoet


Haas School dean Earl F. "Budd" Cheit and Don Fisher, BS 50

Edward Penhoet, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and former dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, shared the latest thinking on human stem cell research with Haas alumni at a special March 23 event. Penhoet currently serves as vice chair of the Independent Citizen's Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The event was hosted by Don Fisher, BS 50, who is pictured here with former Haas School dean Earl F. "Budd" Cheit (left).

Jerome Engel, Sandy Robertson, C. Richard Kramlich

C. Richard Kramlich, co-founder and general partner of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and one of Silicon Valley's early venture capitalists, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Haas School's Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation on March 31. He is pictured here with Jerome Engel (left), executive director of the Lester Center, and Sandy Robertson (center), founder of Robertson Stephens.

John Elkington John Elkington, a sustainable development expert, gave the Annual Peterson Lecture on Corporate Responsibility on April 8 at the Center for Responsible Business Metrics Conference.
Carlos Magariños and Andrew Isaacs Carlos Magariños, director-general of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, visited the school in advance of the second annual UNIDO/MOT Conference, which took place in April. He is pictured here with Andrew Isaacs, adjunct professor and executive director of the Management of Technology Program (right).
Robert Reich Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor and a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, gave a keynote address on leadership and social change at the annual UC Berkeley Net Impact Alumni/Student Dinner, on April 12.
David Aaker Branding Guru David Aaker spoke to a full house on "Brand Portfolio Strategy" on April 26 as part of the David Aaker Distinguished Lecture Series in Marketing.
Steven Chu Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, delivered the keynote address at the 2005 Nanotech Forum,"Nano: Impacting Societies and Economies," on April 30.
Jennifer Chatman and Jack Welch Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, interviewed Jack Welch, former CEO and chairman of General Electric, at a San Francisco Commonwealth Club event on April 27.
Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78

Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78, CEO of Vodafone, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company, spoke on leadership to a standing-room-only crowd of students in Arthur Andersen Auditorium on May 4.

Patricia C. Dunn

Patricia C. Dunn, vice chairman and managing director of Barclays Global Investors as well as a Haas School Advisory Board member, spoke at Haas Reunions on May 14 about corporate leadership.

John Doerr Renowned venture capitalist John Doerr gave the commencement address to the Berkeley MBA class of 2005 on May 22. The audience included newly minted alumni from the Evening & Weekend MBA, Full-time MBA, and Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA.


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