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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- The Massachusetts undersecretary of consumer affairs and business regulation, a Norwegian professor of energy economics and management, the retired Vice Chairman of Citigroup, a recent senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, the founder of an African leadership development organization, and the chair in strategy and organization at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management are incoming senior fellows being welcomed this fall at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at Harvard Kennedy School.
“Senior fellows are a vital resource to our center. They bring valuable experience as practitioners, and their strong academic orientation enables them to provide significant insights. In sum, their work here enriches our understanding of the business-government relationship,” said Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy and chair of M-RCBG’s fellows selection committee. “We welcome these new colleagues, and look forward to their effective interaction with our faculty, our students, and others engaged with the work of the center,” said John Haigh, M-RCBG Co-Director and HKS Executive Dean.
The Senior Fellows Program is designed to strengthen the connection between theory and practice as the center examines and develops policies at the intersection of business and government. Every senior fellow is sponsored by a Harvard faculty member. During their time at M-RCBG, they undertake a substantial research project and offer a study group for students.
Barbara Anthonyhas served as Massachusetts Undersecretary of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) since May 2009. She oversees five state agencies: Banking, Insurance, Professional Licensure, Telecommunications and Cable, and the Division of Standards. Anthony, with a background in law and economics, is one of the state’s best known consumer advocates and is a highly respected public interest lawyer and policy maker. She has championed numerous initiatives that seek to empower Massachusetts consumers and to create a regulatory climate that promotes a fair and competitive playing field for the business community. Among her accomplishments, Anthony oversaw the implementation of the state’s Data Security Law, worked closely with the Division of Insurance to keep health insurance rate increases under control, helped implement the state’s 2012 Health Care Cost Containment Law, oversaw efforts to reform the mortgage foreclosure process, and is currently spearheading a campaign to empower Massachusetts healthcare consumers through price and quality transparency. Anthony came to OCABR from Health Law Advocates, where she was Executive Director of the Boston-based non-profit law firm dedicated exclusively to health care access. Previously, from 1999 to 2007, Anthony was Regional Director of the Northeast Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission, located in New York City, where she directed consumer and competition advocacy and law enforcement efforts. Anthony was particularly active in the areas of privacy and data security, financial services, Internet fraud, and other unfair and deceptive trade practices. Earlier, she served as Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for BayBanks, Inc., where she created and managed consumer law bank compliance systems. She is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, where she currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law. As a senior fellow, Anthony will research and analyze implementation of a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the online insurance marketplace or exchange, by Massachusetts state government. Her faculty sponsor is Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy and Management.
Ole Gunnar Austvikis professor of energy economics and management at BI Norwegian Business School, where he is Academic Dean for the international Executive Energy Programs. He is also a researcher of political economy and European integration at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). He is on leave from and adjuncted lecturer at Lillehammer University College as a professor of economics and political economy, where he for many years was provost/head of research. He has previously worked with Statistics Norway. Austvik holds a doctorate in political science and master in economics (cand.oecon) from University of Oslo. He also holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. He has written numerous articles and books focusing on the interaction between national and international policy making, business and government relationships, developments of the European Union, natural gas markets, global oil politics and markets, petroleum economics, energy security, Norwegian oil and gas policy, innovation, and political entrepreneurship. As a senior fellow, he will explore the fields of international political economy, energy economics, and European integration. His faculty sponsor is William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy and Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG) Research Director.
Lewis Kadenretired as Vice Chairman of Citigroup in 2013, which he had joined in 2005. At Citi, he was a member of the Executive Committee, Business Heads Committee, and Business Development Committee; he was Chairman of the Business Practices Committee, Controls and Compliance Committee, the Public Sector Clients Group, and the Citi Foundation. He is the Lead Independent Director of ArcelorMittal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Markle Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He is a Trustee of Human Rights First, the Century Foundation, the Business Council for International Understanding, and the Center for New American Security, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Advisory Council of the Stanford University Center on Longevity. Before joining Citigroup, he was a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Previously, he was a Professor of Law at Columbia University from 1976 to 1984 and Director of Columbia’s Center for Law and Economic Studies from 1980 to 1984. He served as a moderator for the Public Broadcasting System’s Media and Society Seminars, including the “Ethics in America” series, which won a Peabody award. Additionally, Kaden served as Chairman of the United States Government Overseas Presence Advisory Panel (1999-2000), the Industrial Cooperation Council of the State of New York, and Governor Mario Cuomo’s Commission on Competitiveness (1987-1992). He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. During 1963-64, he was the John Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. His faculty sponsor is Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy.
Marshall Luxhas 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.
Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneliis the Founder of LEAP Africa, Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company, and a partner at Sahel Capital, an advisory and private equity firm focused on the agribusiness sector in West Africa. She has 19 years of experience in international development and has worked and lived in West Africa, North America, and the Middle East. She started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg Offices. In 2000, she returned to Nigeria to serve as the pioneer executive director of the FATE Foundation, a leading entrepreneurship development organization. She established LEAP Africa and NIA in 2002 and 2003 respectively. LEAP is a respected leadership development organization that has worked across Nigeria providing leadership training, and coaching to thousands of entrepreneurs, youth, teachers and community organizers. LEAP has also pioneered curriculum and published ten books on succession, ethics, governance and management. NIA empowers female university students in the Southeastern Nigeria to achieve their highest potential. She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (Class of 1999) and an undergraduate degree with honors in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honor – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. In 2011, she was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. In 2013, she was honored by the Global Fund for Women during their 25th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco. She serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestle Nigeria, Cornerstone Insurance and USAID's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. As a senior fellow, Nwuneli will explore the role of social innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa as catalysts for sustainable transformation. Her faculty sponsor is Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development.
Paul Verdinis the Chair in Strategy & Organization at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB, B) and Professor of Strategy & International Management at K.U.Leuven (B). Previously at IESE Business School (E), he has also been Associate Dean at TiasNimbas (Tilburg Univ., NL) and “Distinguished Visiting Professor” at INSEAD (F) where he has been on the faculty for up to 20 years. He has also been associated with the Berlin School for Creative Leadership (D) since its launch. After Master’s Degrees in Law and in Economics, both summa cum laude from K.U.Leuven (B), he obtained the M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics (Industrial Organization) at Harvard University, where he was a Teaching Fellow with Nobel Laureate Prof. Tom Schelling and former Secretary of Labor Prof. Robert Reich at Harvard Kennedy School. He combined this with work with McKinsey & Co., Merrill Lynch Capital Markets, the IMF, and the World Bank. He directs executive seminars and strategy workshops, and consults on strategy processes for a wide range of local and global companies, established multinationals as well as small and medium sized companies, across a variety of industries and particularly in the financial sector. A regular keynote speaker on top management conferences, he also serves as a non-executive board member of companies and non-profit institutions. His widely cited research focuses on the critical role of innovative company strategy and organization for long term value creation, and how it interacts with industry dynamics and competence- and resource-based competition. As a senior fellow, Verdin will examine the strategic imperative of value creation as the foundation of sustainable strategy and economic growth, and implications of this imperative for government economic policies. His faculty sponsor is Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy.
Our incoming visitors join returning senior fellows Binta Niambi Brown, Eoin Gahan, Thomas Healey, Karen Gordon Mills, Vikram Mansharamani, James Segel, Paul Tucker, Douglas Shulman, Neil Wolin, and Howard Wolk.