Michael L. Corbat (born May 2, 1960) is an American banker and the current chief executive officer of Citigroup, a position he has held since October 2012.
Early life and education:
Born in Bristol, Connecticut, Corbat graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in economics where he also played offensive guard for the school’s football team. He was two time all Ivy League and was selected as first string College Football All-America Team in NCAA Division I-AA in 1982. He was the first Harvard player to be selected since Dan Jiggetts in 1975. While at Harvard Mr. Corbat was a member of The AD finals club along with several other social societies.
Corbat has worked at Citi or its predecessor companies for his entire career, starting with Salomon Brothers. He has served as Head of Citi’s Global Corporate Bank and Global Commercial Bank and CEO of Citi’s Global Wealth Management (consisting of Smith Barney and the Citi Private Bank). As CEO of Citi Holdings, he was responsible for and led the divestiture of a portfolio of non-core business and assets following the financial crisis of 2008 and Citi’s participation in the Troubled Asset Relief Program. In 2011, he was named CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) where he oversaw all Citi operations in the region. In October 2012, Mike Corbat was appointed CEO of Citi.
Corbat is an enthusiastic fly fisherman, golfer and downhill skier. He serves on the Citigroup Board of Directors, the EMI Board of Directors, BritishAmerican Business Board of Directors and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation Board of Trustees.
He is the founder, CEO and Chairman of Dell, Inc. He was actually pursuing a pre-med degree at the University of Texas when he dropped out after realizing he could earn more by repairing and selling upgraded computers.
Michel Combes (born March 29, 1962) is a French businessman and the current CEO of French telecommunications company SFR.
He attended the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris, then graduated from École Polytechnique in 1983,Télécom ParisTech, Paris Dauphine University and Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (Cnam).
After several jobs in ministries, at France Télécom and at TDF, he was CEO of Vodafone Europe from 2008 to 2012.
On February 22, 2013, the Alcatel-Lucent board of directors appointed Michel Combes as the company’s CEO, succeeding Ben Verwaayen (effective April 1).On June 19, 2013, Combes announced plans to focus Alcatel-Lucent’s operations on networking products and high-speed broadband in order to cut costs by 1 billion euros by 2015.
He is the owner of Ferrero SpA. It is the company that produces Nutella, Tic Tacs, Ferrero Rocher, Kinder Chocolate and Kinder Eggs.
Millard “Mickey” S. Drexler (born August 17, 1944) is the current chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group and formerly the CEO of Gap Inc. He was a director at Apple Inc. from 1999 to 2015
Education and early career:
Drexler studied at the Bronx High School of Science, City College of New York, and University at Buffalo. He later received an M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.
In the mid-1970s, Drexler was a merchandising vice-president at Abraham & Straus in Brooklyn, New York. He has also worked at Ann Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s.
Drexler is often credited with Gap’s meteoric rise during the 1990s. Until then Gap had been a relatively small chain selling private and public brands. Under Drexler the company made a dramatic shift to private brand merchandise and expanded rapidly to become an iconic part of 90s pop culture. Television advertisements featuring young models and catchy music such as “Mellow Yellow” and “Dress You Up in My Love” came to epitomize the relaxed American casual look that defined the Gap brand.On May 22, 2002, however, Drexler was abruptly fired by Gap founder Donald Fisher.
The J.Crew Group, an American clothing and accessories retailer based in New York City, founded in 1983 with the launch of its catalog and expanded into brick-and-mortar retailing in 1989 with its first store at the South Street Seaport in New York City. J. Crew quickly hired Drexler after his abrupt departure from Gap. Drexler has sought in his role of CEO to reposition the J. Crew brand as a truly upscale boutique. What was once a moderately priced, American, dressy-casual brand is quickly becoming an upscale, dressy-vintage American brand with “frills included”.
Mickey Drexler was on Apple’s board from 1999 until 2015.
Drexler has made a guest appearance in an episode of the AMC drama Breaking Bad called Confessions, in which he plays a car wash customer. Drexler said his scene took nine takes to film.
Born : August 15, 1952 (age 63), Kuwait
Net worth : 5.5 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Spouse : Renuka Jagtiani
Children : Rahul Jagtiani, Nisha Jagtiani, Arti Jagtiani
Mukesh “Micky” Jagtiani (born 15 August 1952) is an Indian entrepreneur, based in the UAE, owner of the Dubai-based Landmark retail stores group.
His first company was a family company diversified into leisure, food, hotels and electronics and its own logistics and distribution, today it employs around 45000+ people and has more than 1000 stores across the Gulf, Middle East and India.
He is a college dropout, drove a taxi in London before moving to Bahrain and taking over his deceased family’s baby products shop. Over the years his Landmark Group moved to Dubai and expanded into fashion, electronics, furniture and budget hotels in Middle East and Southeast Asia.
In 2008, Jagtiani now a billionaire mall developer and the chairman, Landmark International, Dubai-based retail group, bought a 6% stake in the UK high-street retailer Debenhams, and entered the Forbes list of billionaires,and the 16th richest Indian with a net worth of USD 2 billion. Micky Jagtiani a billionaire expanding his business empire from the Gulf to China.
In April 2015, he was ranked 291 in the Forbes list of world billionaires, with a net worth of US$5.0 billion.
In 2000, he established LIFE (Landmark International Foundation of Empowerment), to support underprivileged children in India, through school and healthcare development programmes, homes for destitute children, vocational and non-formal schools, community clinics and medical camps for slum-dwellers and an old age home Chennai.
He is married to Renuka who oversees Splash, his company’s fashion line, and they have two daughters and one son.
He is the founder of the Alfa Group Consortium, a holding company that has interests in a variety of fields and industries. He also owns Altimo, a subgroup of the Alfa Group that is engaged in the telecommunications industry.
He was the owner of Norilsk Nickel and turned it into a global energy giant. He then sold his shares in 2007. He has since set up Renaissance Capital, an investment bank. He is also a lover of basketball. He owns the CSKA basketball team in Russia. He also owns the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. He got ownership rights after agreeing to pay for the construction of a new stadium worth $700 million.
Winifred Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker, is the Executive Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and of Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
Baker was trained as a lawyer. She coordinates business and policy issues and sits on both the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors and the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors. In 2005, Time magazine included her in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and she has been affectionately given the title of “Chief Lizard Wrangler” at the Mozilla Corporation.
Education and early employment:
Baker received a BA in Chinese studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, achieving a Certificate of Distinction. She received her JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year. From January 1990 until October 1993, she worked as a Corporate and Intellectual Property Associate at Fenwick & West LLP, a law practice that specialises in providing legal services to high technology companies. She then worked for Sun Microsystems as an Associate General Counsel from November 1993 until October 1994.
Netscape Communications Corporation and mozilla.org:
In November 1994, Baker was hired as one of the first employees of the legal department of Netscape Communications Corporation.Reporting directly to CEO Jim Barksdale, she jointly set up the initial department. She was responsible for intellectual property protection and legal issues relating to product development, reporting to the General Counsel. She also created and managed the Technology Group of the Legal Department. She was involved with the Mozilla project from the outset, writing both the Netscape Public License and the Mozilla Public License. In February 1999, Baker became the Chief Lizard Wrangler (general manager) of mozilla.org, the division of Netscape that coordinated the Mozilla open source project. In 2001, she was fired during a round of layoffs at America Online, by then the parent of Netscape. Despite this, she continued to serve as the Chief Lizard Wrangler of mozilla.org on a volunteer basis.
Open Source Applications Foundation:
In November 2002, Baker was employed by the Open Source Applications Foundation, helping to guide the group’s community relations and taking a seat on OSAF’s Board of Directors.From the outset, she also had part of her time assigned to working on mozilla.org issues. However, the division of her hours gradually became more and more weighted towards her Mozilla work at the expense of her OSAF duties, leading to her decision to return to Mozilla full-time in January 2005. She retained her seat on OSAF’s board.
Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation:
Baker in 2008
Baker was instrumental in the creation of the Mozilla Foundation, an independent non-profit that was launched on July 15, 2003 as America Online shut down the Netscape browser division and drastically scaled back its involvement with the Mozilla project. Baker became the President of the Mozilla Foundation and was appointed to the five-person Board of Directors.
When the Mozilla Corporation was launched as a taxable subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation on August 3, 2005, Baker was named the CEO of the new entity. In addition, she joined the Mozilla Corporation’s Board of Directors, though she also kept her seat on the Mozilla Foundation’s board, as well as her role as Chairperson.
On January 8, 2008, Mozilla announced that Baker, while retaining her role as Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, would no longer serve as CEO of the Corporation, and that MoCo’s Chief Operating Officer John Lilly would take over this role.The reasons cited for this change was Mozilla’s rapid growth, which made it difficult for executives to continue to wear many hats.
In 2014 she received a total of $1,035,114 in compensation from Mozilla.
Awards and recognition:
Mitchell Baker was listed among the 2005 Top 100 by TIME Magazine, in the “Scientists & Thinkers” section.
In 2009, Mitchell Baker received the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact.
In 2012, Baker was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.
He took over as the CEO of Grameen bank in 2011 when the founder CEO Mohammad Yunus resigned. He is dealing with a battle against loan, superstitious villagers, rival banks and governments to provide fair loans to deprived, mostly female workers in underprivileged communities.