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.
Economic Opportunity Fund Manager, PayPal Ventures, Cofounder, BLXVC
Frank Cooper III
Chief Marketing Officer, Visa
Chief Financial Officer, Toast, Inc.
Watch Elena Gomez’s address to the Undergraduate Class of 2023
Operations and Strategy Executive
Watch Laura Adint’s address to the MBA for executives class of 2022
Laura A. Clayton McDonnell
Senior Vice President of Sales for the East, Canada, and Latin America Regions, ServiceNow
Corporate Board of Directors, Zuora
Watch Laura A. Clayton McDonnell’s address to the Full-time MBA Classes of 2020 & 2021
Founding Partner, Kepos Capital
Haas Faculty Member, Serial Entrepreneur, And Author
Watch Aaron McDaniel’s address to the Undergraduate Class of 2022
Co-Founder and CEO, Quantumscape
Professional Faculty, Berkeley Haas
Emmy Award–winning Broadcast Journalist
Watch Diane Dwyer’s address to the undergraduate class of 2021.
Pediatric Surgeon, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Watch Wolfgang Stehr’s address to the MBA for executives class of 2020.
Chief People Officer, AllBirds
Watch Laila Tarraf’s address at the 2021 evening & weekend MBA program commencement.
Biotechnologist and First South Korean Astronaut
Founder & CEO, Optimist Made
Watch Rochelle Webb’s address to the MBA for executives class of 2019.
Founder and President, Ashesi University, Ghana
BS 83, MBA 89
Co-founder, Greyrock Capital Group
Lecturer, Haas Finance Group
Watch Steve Etter’s address at the 2019 undergraduate program commencement.
Managing Partner, Windham Capital
Watch Richard Lindsey’s address at the 2019 MFE commencement.
Owatha "Tootie" Tatum
Founder and CEO, Blackhawk Genomics
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez
Co-Founders, Back to the Roots
Watch Nikhil and Alejandro’s address at the 2018 undergraduate program commencement.
Head of Global Communications, Slack
Watch Karesha McGee’s address at the 2018 MBA for executives program commencement.
President and CEO, Fair Trade USA
CEO, Stealth Mode Startup Company
Group COO/CEO for Emerging Markets, FremantleMedia
Watch Sangeeta Desai’s address at the 2017 undergraduate program commencement.
Chief Financial Officer, Novartis
Watch Joseph Jimenez’s address at the 2017 MBA commencement.
Venture Capitalist, Philanthropist, and Angel Investor
Co-Founder & CEO, Kabam
Watch Kevin Chou’s address at the 2016 undergraduate program commencement.
BS 87, MBA 97
Chief Financial Officer, Lending Club
Founder, Krave Jerky
Watch Jon Sebastiani’s address at the 2016 MBA for executives program commencement.