Please join us at our September Kickoff Event: a Conversation with four of the top CEOs in our region: Mohamad Ali, IDG, Marianne Harrison, John Hancock, Mike Mahoney, Boston Scientific and Ron O'Hanley, State Street Corp. The panel will discuss their perspectives on key business issues such as the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of international trade, talent recruitment and retention in a volatile landscape, and disruptive technologies, among others. Ample time will be scheduled for audience questions so come prepared to ask the experts.
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Mohamad Ali, President and CEO, IDG On August 1, 2019 Mohamad Ali was named CEO of IDG. In this role he will oversee IDG's worldwide operations from the company's headquarters in Boston. Prior to this, Mr. Ali served as president of Carbonite. Driven by a passion for technology, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company's turnaround. At IBM, Mohamad led the creation of the firm's eight billion dollar business analytics software unit, and at Avaya, he oversaw the company's two billion dollar services group. He was also the CEO of the Workforce Optimization division of Aspect Software. Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He serves on the boards of iRobot (as Lead Director), Oxfam America and the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
Marianne Harrison, President and CEO, John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. Marianne Harrison is President and Chief Executive Officer of John Hancock, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation. She also is a member of Manulife’s Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Harrison, who is based in Boston, directs all aspects of John Hancock’s operations. Before taking on her current role in 2017, Ms. Harrison served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Canada, Manulife’s Canadian Division.
Ms. Harrison serves as President and Chairman of the boards for John Hancock’s insurance companies, including John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) and John Hancock Life Insurance Company of New York. She is also a member of the boards of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP), and for Communitech, an industry-led innovation center that fosters technology companies in Canada.
Ms. Harrison graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in English and earned a Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mike Mahoney, Chair and CEO, Boston Scientific Michael “Mike” Mahoney is Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation and Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. Boston Scientific is a global medical technology leader with approximately $10 billion in annual revenue and commercial representation in more than 125 countries.
Mahoney’s career spans more than 25 years of success building market-leading medical device, capital equipment and healthcare IT businesses. Prior to Boston Scientific, he served as Worldwide Chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) division of Johnson & Johnson.
Mahoney serves on the Board of Directors of Baxter International and on the Board of Governors of Boston College CEO Club. He is also a member of the American Heart Association CEO roundtable. He earned his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and his M.B.A. from Wake Forest University.
Ronald P. O’Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Corporation Ronald P. O’Hanley is president and chief executive officer of State Street Corporation. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of State Street Corporation and president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors. Prior to joining State Street, he served as president of asset management and corporate services for Fidelity Investments. Prior to Fidelity, Mr. O’Hanley was president and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Asset Management and vice chairman of Bank of New York Mellon. Mr. O’Hanley began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner. Mr. O’Hanley is a director of Unum Corp. He also serves on the boards of The Boston Foundation, WBUR, Syracuse University, and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Mr. O’Hanley received his BA from Syracuse University and MBA from Harvard University. Moderator:
Beth I Z Boland, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP Beth Boland is chair of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice and a former vice chair of the Litigation Department. She represents clients in shareholder suits, SEC and Attorney General investigations, and consumer class actions. Named one of the "most powerful business people" in Boston by the Boston Business Journal and one of the most "influential" attorneys in the Commonwealth by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Beth regularly represents corporations in connection with insider trading issues, Ponzi schemes, accounting fraud, corporate control issues, and derivative actions. Beth is the president of the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors; she advises corporate boards and leads internal investigations and the defense of government enforcement actions involving whistleblower claims, government contracts, corporate governance issues, and disputes involving executive compensation and strategic business transactions.