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Date and Location

November 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


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About the speakers:

Marshall Lux (M-RCBG Senior Fellow 2014-2016) 

Marshall Lux has served as a financial-services consultant advising some of the world’s most important bankers, financiers, and C-suite executives for nearly 30 years. Most recently, he has served as a senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and the head of its North American private equity practice, which he helped build. He has transitioned to be a Senior Advisor at BCG, where he will continue to remain active, to devote time to his role as senior fellow and to serve on corporate and private equity boards. Lux has built a wide network of financial institutions and private equity firms globally and has worked on due diligence for some of the largest private equity deals in history. During 2008-2009, he served as chief risk officer for all consumer products at JPMorgan Chase & Co. He reported to the bank's board, dealt with regulators, oversaw some 10,000 people and managed mortgages, credit cards, auto and student loans on a daily basis. Later, Lux moved into financial-services investment banking as an MD overseeing mergers and acquisitions and related financings. Throughout his career, Lux has also participated in 35 pro bono assignments and has served on a number of non-profit boards, including the Harlem Children’s Zone, the New York Historical Society’s Chairman’s Council, the New York Tenement Museum, Junior Achievement, and Reading is Fundamental. After 9/11, Lux was one of the leaders of a cross-firm consortium looking at the cost of the attack on various New York industries, personally overseeing the financial module. He also worked for the New York City Fire Department, analyzing the 9/11 audio tapes to understand how to be better prepared for future events; ten years later, he returned to develop an operational strategy through 2020 for the NYFD. In the past year, he designed and taught a course at New York University’s Stern School of Business on consulting and he was recently accepted as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. As a senior fellow, Lux, a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a Ford and Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, is focusing on the unanticipated consequences of the Dodd-Frank Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Robert Glauber, Adjunct Lecturer of Public Policy, has agreed to serve as sponsor on the project.


John Haigh

John Haigh is Co-Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He teaches a seminar on business and government interactions to second year Master in Public Policy students (BGP-150Y); a seminar on business and public policy for students in the second year of the Kennedy School and Harvard Business School joint degree program (HBS 5222); and a module on corporate citizenship and public policy (BGP-231M). He focuses on teaching general management skills along with addressing issues of competition, technology, innovation and regulation.  From 2005 through 2017 he served as the Executive Dean of the Kennedy School, engaging in strategic decisions and overseeing the operating and financial activities of the school. 


From 1996 through 2005 he was an officer at AT&T and subsequently AT&T Wireless, where he held a variety of strategy and leadership positions. At AT&T he initially focused on strategy and business development issues and was later promoted to President of AT&Ts International Ventures. He then was Senior Vice President of AT&T Wireless's emerging initiatives efforts developing new wireless services.  Prior to joining AT&T he was at Mercer Management Consulting for 13 years, where he was a partner.  His work focused on strategy issues in multiple industries including telecommunications, transportation, energy, and the environment.   Haigh holds a BA from Grinnell College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and the President’s Medalist, and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Speakers and Presenters

John Haigh,  Marshall Lux