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Commencement Speakers

 

Berkeley Haas always brings distinguished speakers to give the commencement keynote address. In recent years these speakers have been some of the school’s own distinguished alumni.

 

2017

MBA Program

Joseph Jimenez

Joseph Jimenez, MBA 84
Chief Financial Officer, Novartis
videoVideo of Commencement Address


Undergraduate Program

Sangeeta Desai

Sangeeta Desai, BS 98
Group COO/CEO for emerging markets at FremantleMedia
videoVideo of Commencement Address


Master of Financial Engineering Program

Howard Morgan

Howard Morgan
Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist, and Angel Investor
videoVideo of Commencement Address


2016


MBA Program

Carrie Dolan

Carrie Dolan, BS 87, MBA 97
Chief Financial Officer, Lending Club
videoVideo of Commencement Address

MBA for Executives Program

Jon Sebastiani

Jon Sebastiani, MBA 11
Founder, Krave Jerky
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Undergraduate Program

Kevin Chou

Kevin Chou, BS 02
co-Founder & CEO, Kabam
videoVideo of Commencement Address

2015

MBA Program

John Stroup

John Stroup, MBA 95
CEO & President, Belden Inc.
videoVideo of Commencement Address

MBA for Executives Program

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, MBA 96
CEO & Founder, Innit
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Undergraduate Program

Mark DiPaola

Linda Lang, BS 80
Former CEO, Jack-in-the-Box
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Master of Financial Engineering Program

Suni Harford

Suni Harford
Managing Director, Regional Head of Markets, North America, Citigroup
videoVideo of Commencement Address

2014

MBA Program

Cathie Lesjak

Cathie Lesjak, MBA 86
CFO, Hewlett-Packard
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Undergraduate Program

Mark DiPaola

Mark DiPaola, BS 99
Co-founder and Chairman of the Board, inMarket
videoVideo of Commencement Address

2013

MBA Program

Arun Sarin

Arun Sarin, MBA 78, MS 78
Former CEO, Vodafone
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Undergraduate Program

Marc Singer

Marc Singer, BS 86
Director of McKinsey & Co.'s Marketing and Sales Practice in the Americas
videoVideo of Commencement Address

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Oneill

Kathryn Hall, MBA 08
Vintner, Hall Wines

Masters in Financial Engineering Program

Oneill

Robert Litzenberger
Professor Emeritus, Wharton School

 


2012

MBA Program

Shantanu Narayen

Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93
CEO, Adobe
videoVideo of Commencement Address
Commencement Address (PDF)

Undergraduate Program

Margot Alexander

Margo Alexander, BS 68
Chairman Emeritus, the Acumen Fund
Former Chairman and CEO, UBS Global Asset Management
videoVideo of Commencement Address
Commencement Address (PDF)

Masters in Financial Engineering Program

Sternberg

Michael Sternberg, AB 86 (Econ.)
Managing Director and Co-Head of Morgan Stanley Strats and Modeling Group

 


Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Oneill

Maura O'Neill, MBA 04
Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Counselor to the Administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
videoVideo of Commencement Address