The Harvard Business School has produced many talented people and today they have made a niche in the society. Having a tag of Harvard is more than enough to stand out in the crowd. The Harvard University was incorporated in 1908 and it has given many well known names to the corporate world today and is still in making. Listed are some CEOs who are graduates from Harvard.
Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan Chase
James “Jamie” Dimon is the current CEO of JP Morgan Chase. He majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, he worked in management consulting for two years before joining Harvard Business School along with classmates Jeffrey Immelt, Steve Burke and Seth Klarman. He was continuously named to Time magazine’s 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 lists of the world’s 100 most influential people. Apart from that he was also named to Institutional Investor’s Best CEOs list in the All-America Executive Team Survey from 2008 through 2011. In the year 2011, he was named the CEO of the Year. He received a $23 million pay package for fiscal year 2011, more than any other bank CEO in the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone Group
Stephen Allen Schwarzman , the American billionaire private equity financier and former investment banker, is today well known as the co-founder of the Blackstone Group. He studied at Yale University during the same period as George W. Bush, one year behind him and graduated in 1969. After that he went on to Harvard Business School and graduated in 1972.
Meg Whitman, Ebay
Margaret Cushing “Meg” Whitman, the American business executive is presently the President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She is a native of Long Island New York, and graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company where she acted as the Vice president of strategic planning throughout the 1980s. She worked as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman served as President and CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008. All through her ten years with the company, she oversaw expansion from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.
Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs
Lloyd Craig Blankfein is currently serving as the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. He has been in this place since the May 31, 2006 nomination of former CEO Henry Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury under George W. Bush. Blankfein comes from a Jewish family. He received primary and secondary education in the public schools of the New York City Department of Education, and was the valedictorian at Thomas Jefferson High School in 1971. He attended Harvard College, where he lived in Winthrop House, and earned his A.B. in 1975. In 1978, Blankfein received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
J. Hick Lanier, Oxford Industries
John Hicks Lanier has been working as the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Oxford Industries since 1981. Lanier graduated from Vanderbilt University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1964. . He served as the director of the Piedmont Medical Center, the American Apparel Manufacturers Association, and Shaw Industries. In 1981, he became the Chairman of the Board and the CEO of Oxford Industries, a company co-founded by his father, Sartain Lanier. He is a former trustee of the Westminster Schools of Atlanta and the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children and presently sits on the Board of Trustees of Vanderbilt University since 1997 and on the Sartain Lanier Family Foundation. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of Central Atlanta Progress.
James McNerney, Boeing
W. James “Jim” McNerney, Jr, is the currently the CEO of Boeing. McNerney graduated from New Trier High School in 1967. He attended Yale University, receiving a B.A. degree in 1971. At Yale he outshined in baseball and hockey. After graduating from Yale he worked for a year at both British United Provident and G. D. Searle & Company, then attended Harvard Business School, receiving a Master of Business Administration in 1975.
John Thain, TIT Group
John Alexander Thain, the American businessman and investment banker is today serving the TIT Group as its CEO. Prior to this, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch before its merger with Bank of America. He went to MIT and owns a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Later he attended Harvard Business School for an MBA. Thain has been nicknamed “Superman”, as he look alike to the character alter-ego Clark Kent. Thain’s 25 acres property in New York State spans three townships, Rye, Harrison, and Rye Brook.
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric
Jeffrey Robert “Jeff” Immelt is currently working as the CEO of U.S. based multinational General Electric. . He holds an B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Dartmouth College where he presently serves on the board of trustees and was President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Alpha, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has been with GE since 1982. Along with that he is on the board of two non-profit organizations, one of which is the Robin Hood Foundation, a charitable organization that efforts to improve problems caused by poverty in New York City. He replaced Jack Welch in 2000 and headed GE ad its CEO.