Keynote Details


   Keynote Details


Rebecca Henderson

John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School

Rebecca Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a fellow of both the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an expert on innovation and organizational change, and her research explores the degree to which the private sector can play a major role in building a more sustainable economy, focusing particularly on the relationships between organizational purpose, innovation and productivity in high performance organizations. For several years she taught “Reimagining Capitalism: Business & the Big Problems”, a course that grew from 28 students to over 300 and that is the basis for her book “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” (Hachette/Public Affairs, April 2020). Rebecca sits on the boards of Idexx Laboratories and of CERES. Her publication include Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective, and Accelerating Energy Innovation: Lessons from multiple sectors. She was named one of three “Outstanding Directors of 2019” by the Financial Times.

Arvind Mahajan

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University 

Dr. Arvind Mahajan is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Texas A&M University System Regents Professor, Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, Piper Professor for Scholarly and Academic Achievement, Lamar Savings Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University. He also served as Director of the CFA Institute Affiliation Program, Director of the Aggies on Wall Street Investment Banking Program, Director of the MS Finance Program, Associate Director of the Center for International Business Studies and the Center for International Business Education and Research. His articles have appeared in the leading finance and international business journals. He is or has served as associate editor/editorial board member of Journal of International Business Studies, Global Finance Journal, Journal of Advances in Management Research, Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Journal of Multinational Financial Management, International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Journal of International Finance, International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness and North American Journal of Economics and Finance. He was Vice President of the North American Economics and Finance Association and served on the Fulbright Scholars Awards Advisory Committee and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Washington Campus in Washington, D.C. Professor Mahajan’s many recognitions include the Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, the George H.W. Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Teaching, the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Teaching Award, the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University’s Distinguished Achievement Award (twice) as well as its Distinguished Teaching Award, the Executive MBA Faculty Recognition Award (four times), the Full-Time MBA Dan Robertson Outstanding Faculty Award (thrice), the Professional MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, the Texas A&M University Honors Program Teacher/Scholar Award, among others. The Wall Street Journal named him one of the most effective professors in its 2008 survey of all major Executive MBA programs in the World and he received the Distinguished Alumnus Awards from the University of Scranton and the Delhi Public School. Dr. Mahajan’s industry and Wall Street experience includes serving as Vice President of a printing and publishing firm and full time Senior Consultant to Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now JP Morgan Chase & Co.) in New York. He has trained executives and consulted for organizations in Europe, Asia and the Americas. These include Amoco, Baker Hughes Inc., Brown and Root Inc., Halliburton Company, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Energy Association, CEZ Czech Electric Generating Company, Upper Austria Chamber of Commerce, Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies, National Bank of Kuwait, Agricultural Bank of China, PetroChina (Daqing) Ltd., LUKOIL Overseas Holdings, Ltd. (Moscow), SsangYong Business Group of Korea, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, State Trading Corporation of India, among others.