Business and Business Education Convergence and Maximizing Opportunity

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The Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Dean Herman A. Berliner present Business and Business Education Convergence and Maximizing Opportunity. This Distinguished Leadership Series discussion will be held at The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City on Tuesday September 12, 2017. Guest speakers include Ajay Banga, Mastercard President and CEO, Jane Stevenson, Korn Ferry Global Leader for CEO Succession and Vice Chairman, and Frank G. Zarb, Former Chairman and CEO of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange.

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Banga is also a member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and sits on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), where he served as its longest-tenured chairman. He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Mr. Banga served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity and began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked within sales, marketing and general management. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016.

Jane Stevenson serves Fortune 500 clients and high-growth companies regarding CEO and board succession, leadership development, recruitment, top team effectiveness, and innovation leadership issues. A thought leader on governance and innovation, Ms. Stevenson has appeared in numerous media outlets, including BusinessWeek where she has been acknowledged as one of the “100 Most Influential Search Consultants in the World.” Ms. Stevenson co-authored the best-selling business book, Breaking Away: bHow Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth—And Why Others Fail (McGraw Hill 2011).

Frank G. Zarb previously served as chair and CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers. He also served as chair and CEO of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (a NASD company). Mr. Zarb also held various positions within the Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations. He was chairman, chief executive officer and president of Alexander & Alexander Services, Inc., a global organisation of professional advisors providing risk management, insurance brokerage and human resource management consulting services from offices in more than 80 countries. Mr. Zarb, a Zarb alumnus, earned a BS and MBA in business and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree by Hofstra University in addition to the school’s Outstanding Scholar Award. He also serves as adjunct professor of finance at the Zarb School.

Practical information

This event will take place on Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 3 p.m. 

The Morgan Library and Museum 
225 Madison Avenue (at 36th Street) 
New York, NY 10016 

RSVP at by 5 September 2017. 

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Dean Patricia Ciavarello at 516-463-5360 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Frank G. Zarb School of Business

Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business, located just 25 miles from New York City, is consistently recognised for academic excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. The Zarb School is among an elite group of business schools to earn dual AACSB accreditation. A new 52,000 square foot building for the Zarb School is currently under construction and set to be completed in fall 2018. This state-of-the-art facility will include collaborative student spaces in addition to a comprehensive market research lab and startup business incubator. For additional information, visit