Join us for an off-the-record fireside chat with Ellen Kullman as she shares her views on the many challenges facing corporate directors today. Ms. Kullman will address a broad array of topics, ranging from stakeholder expectations and shareholder activism, to geo-political risks, to business transformations and talent management. She will share her experiences, and lessons learned, as Chair and CEO at DuPont, and as a multi-company director (including at United Technologies, Amgen, and Goldman Sachs). Join us for a provocative discussion, and leave with new perspectives and ideas to implement in your own boardroom.
Ms. Kullman will be interviewed by Dominic Chu, CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent.
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Dominic Chu is a senior markets correspondent for CNBC, located at the network's Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He appears during CNBC's Business Day programming and contributes to CNBC.com.
Previously, Chu was a New York-based markets correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where he covered the stock, bond, currency and commodities markets. During that time, he interviewed some of the world's top money managers and business executives, and he also was part of the team that covered Hurricane Sandy and the Boston Marathon bombings. In addition, Chu handled sports business reporting for the network.
Chu brings extensive knowledge of the financial markets, having worked in sales and trading for UBS Investment Bank, mutual fund management for Hennessy Advisors and investment management for Seascape Capital.
He has spoken at numerous industry conferences and was a regular contributor to radio and television outlets across the country. Chu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel administration from Cornell University.
Ellen Kullman served as chair of the board of directors and chief executive officer of DuPont from January 2009 to October 2015. During her seven years as CEO at DuPont, she decisively positioned the company for its next generation of growth and championed the power of DuPont science and market knowledge to change industries. While guiding the company through the global financial crisis of 2008, she developed a plan to transform DuPont by moving out of commoditized businesses and establishing it as a premier, market-driven science company. She was named CEO at the beginning of 2009 and board chair later that year, becoming the 19th executive to lead DuPont since its founding in 1802. Currently she co-chairs Paradigm for Parity – a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap.
She is a member of the boards of directors of United Technologies Corporation, Dell Technologies, Amgen, Carbon3D and Goldman Sachs. She is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She serves on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and the board of overseers of Tufts School of Engineering. Mrs. Kullman holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and an M.S. in Management from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.