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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.

 

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

 


2011

MBA Program

Desoer

Barbara Desoer, MBA 77
President of Home Loans, Bank of America
videoVideo of Commencement Address
Commencement Address (text)
Commencement Program

 

Undergraduate Program

John Riccitiello

John Riccitiello, BS 81
CEO, Electronic Arts
videoVideo of Commencement Address
Commencement Program

 

PHD

William Sharpe

Richard Lyons
Dean, Haas School of Business
Commencement Program

 

Masters in Financial Engineering Program

Margaret Holen

Margaret Holen Partner, Goldman Sachs

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program

Joe Duran

Joseph Duran, Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA 04
CEO, United Capital

 

2010

 

MBA

Richard Blum

Richard Blum, BS 58, MBA 59

Founder, Blum Capital Partners

Commencement Address (text)

 

Undergraduate

Sabrina Simmons

Sabrina Simmons, BS 85

CFO, GAP

videoVideo of Commencement Address

Commencement Address (text)

 

MFE

Oliver Williamson

Oliver Williamson

Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Donald Bibeault

Founding Partner, Verto Partners

 

 

2009

 

MBA

John Woolard

John Woolard, MBA 97

CEO, BrightSource Energy

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Undergraduate

Bernstein

Stuart Bernstein, BS 85

Partner, Goldman Sachs

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Norrington

Lorrie Norrington

President, eBay Marketplaces

 

PHD

Minder Cheng, MBA 89, PHD 94

Global Chief Investment Officer, Barclays

 

MFE

Leland

Hayne Leland

Arno Rayner Professor of Finance and Management, Haas School of Business

 

 

2008

 

MBA

Baron Picture

Bengt Baron, BS 85, MBA 88

CEO, V & S Group, Olympic Gold Medalist

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Undergraduate

steven

Steven Wood

Lecturer, Haas School of Business

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Ambassador J. Richard Fredericks

Chairman, Dionis Capital

 

MFE

ross

Stephen Ross

Professor, MIT

 

 

2007

 

MBA

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Marc Benioff

Chairman & CEO, salesforce.com

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Undergraduate

Stephen Etter, MBA 89

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Lecturer, Haas School of Business

Founding Partner, Greyrock Capital

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Ambassador J. Richard Federicks

Chairman, Dionis Capital

 

PHD

Oliver Williamson<

Oliver Williamson

Professor Emeritus, Haas School of Business

Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

 

MFE

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown

Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

 

 

 

2006

 

MBA

Baron Picture

Reed Hastings

Founder & CEO, Netflix

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Sandy Alderson

Richard "Sandy" Alderson

CEO, San Diego Padres

 

MFE

William Sharpe

William Sharpe

1990 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

 

PHD

William Sharpe

Richard Lyons

Executive Associate Dean, Haas School of Business

 

Undergraduate

William Sharpe

Alan Ross

Lecturer, Haas School of Business

 

 

2005

 

MBA

Doerr Picture

John Doerr

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Undergraduate

Wood Picture

Steven Wood

Lecturer, Haas School of Business

Chief Economist, Insight Economics

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

Berkeley-Columbia EMBA

Wood Picture

William Campbell

Chairman of the Board, Intuit

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Coumbia University

 

MFE

Robert Schiller

Professor of Economics, Yale University

 

 

2004

Wood Picture

Eric Schmidt

CEO, Google

 

MFE

Darrell Duffie

Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

Howard Lester

steven

Chairman of the Board, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Former Chairman, Haas School of Business Advisory Board


2003

Wood Picture

Phil Angelides

Treasuer of the State of California

videoVideo of Commencement Address

Commencement Address (text)

 

MFE

Myron Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

 

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA

William "Rick" Cronk, BS 65

Former President, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream

Chairman, Haas School of Business Advisory Board


2002

Thomas Siebel, Chairman and CEO, Siebel Systems

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

MFE

Robert Merton, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

videoVideo of Commencement Address

 

 

Prior to 2002 programs shared one ceremony.

 

 

2001

David Pottruck, Co-CEO, Charles Schwab

videoVideo of Commencement Address


2000

Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister of Spain

 

1999

Mortimer Zuckerman, Editor-In-Chief, US News and World Report


1998

Robert D Haas, BA 64, Chairman  & CEO, Levi Strauss


1997

Arun Sarin, MBA 78, President and COO, AirTouch Communications


1996

Alex Mandl, MBA 69, President and CEO, ATT


1995

Jorge Montoya, MBA 71, President, Proctor and Gamble Latin America


1994

Andrew Grove, PhD 63, President and CEO, Intel


1993

Richard Blum, BS 58, MBA 59, Managing Partner, Blum and Associates


1992

William Cronk, BS 65, President, Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream


1991

Walter A Haas Jr, BS 37, Owner, Oakland A’s


1990

Tom Peters, Entrepreneur, Author, Columnist


1989

Thomas Tusher, BA 63, President & COO, Levi Strauss


1988

Phillip Hawley, Chairman, Carter Hawley Hale Stores


1987

Norman Mineta, BS 53, Member, U.S. House of Representatives


1986

Ivan F. Boesky, President, The Ivan F Boesky Corporation


1985

C. Todd Conover, Former Comptroller of the Currency


1984

Edward Grether, Dean Emeritus, Haas School of Business


1983

Samuel H. Armacost, President and CEO, Bank of America


1982

Leonard Silk, Economics Columnist, New York Times


1981

Joan Manley, Group Vice President, Time Inc.


1980

Robert Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, Chairman, Ford of Europe


1979

Dr. Choh-Ming Li, Retired Vice Chancellor, Chinese University of Hong Kong


1978

Gerson Bakar, BS 48, President, B&D Properties


1977

Michael Chetkovich, Managing Partner, Haskin and Sells