Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Starr Companies, was awarded the Lifetime of Leadership Award from the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Yale School of Management.
The Starr Companies chief received the award at a ceremony held on Dec. 15 at The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. The award was presented to Greenberg by John Whitehead, the former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs, at the 68th gathering of the Yale CEO Summit of The Chief Executive Leadership Institute.
At the ceremony, the institute noted that Greenberg has a distinguished career as a leading executive in the insurance industry and is recognized as a global business icon. In addition to serving as Chairman and CEO of Starr Companies, a global insurance and financial services organization, Greenberg is also chairman of The Starr Foundation, a major supporter of academic, medical, cultural, and public policy institutions.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean for executive programs at the Yale School of Management, commented that “Hank Greenberg has had a long prescient model of the globalization of the world’s markets and the particular engines of growth in Asia and specifically China.”
“He has fostered greater awareness of shared economic interests while furthering diplomatic, cultural, and educational advancement. He is easily one of the most recognized and revered business leader names globally while also an inspiring model of entrepreneurship and courage in explaining his pioneering business models and fortifying his reputation.”
The senior associate dean said Greenberg has also been instrumental in advancing major aspects of Yale’s international outreach efforts.
Greenberg is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations, including serving as honorary vice chairman and director of the Council on Foreign Relations, vice chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Committee on United States-China Relations, board member and chairman emeritus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York University.
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