2012 Advanced Leadership Fellows
Mahendra Lal Bapna
Mahendra Bapna was the CEO of two enterprises of the Tata Group (Heavy Vehicle Axles Ltd. and Heavy Vehicle Transmissions Ltd.) prior to taking on the roles of director, consultant and advisor. Mr. Bapna built tractor, truck and engine plants throughout India by leveraging cost- effective manufacturing, engineering and technology.
Federico Castellanos was most recently the Vice President of Human Resources Integration at IBM after leading its human resource departments in Spain, Latin America and Europe. Mr. Castellanos was previously a practicing attorney with expertise in labor cost management, resource balance and labor relations in several regions of the world. Violeta Pros Castellanos will be joining Mr. Castellanos as an official program partner.
J. Anthony Clancy
Tony Clancy was the Chief Operating Officer for Human Resources at Accenture, managing global talent pools and serving on the management team for the firm. His expertise in change management, quality and client satisfaction, and business performance led to roles as Managing Partner of those divisions. Deborah Clancy will be joining Mr. Clancy as an official program partner.
Nusret Cömert was the Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Group's Exploration & Production and Gas & Power activities in Turkey. Mr. Cömert led the liberalization process of, and founded, the first private natural gas company in Turkey. He led exploration deals of shale oil in Turkey and deepwater offshore oil in the Mediterranean.
Steven D. Domenikos
Steven Domenikos founded, built and sold several software and networking companies over the last 20 years. Mr. Domenikos was most recently the Founder and CEO of IdentityTruth Inc., a venture-backed company focused on privacy and identity. He holds twelve US patents in networking, internet, and security technologies.
Mark Feinberg, M.D.
Mark Feinberg is a physician-scientist with a focus on infectious diseases and global health most recently serving as the Vice President and Chief Public Health and Science Officer for Merck Vaccines. Dr. Feinberg was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
Mary Finan was Chairman and Managing Director of Wilson Hartnell Public Relations, part of the international communications group WPP/Ogilvy. Ms. Finan was a former Chairman of RTE, Ireland’s national public service television and radio broadcaster, where she led the organization to significant investments in broadcasting production.
Anne L. Greenwood
Anne Greenwood was most recently Managing Director, Head of Client Development for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. During her 25 years with Morgan Stanley and Smith Barney, Ms. Greenwood led the Retirement Business Group and held field management responsibilities. During her tenure at Citigroup, she led the One-Citi Program.
Alberto L. Grimoldi
Alberto Grimoldi is the CEO of Grimoldi S.A., a retailer and wholesaler of non-athletic footwear in Argentina. Mr. Grimoldi was previously the Secretary of Industry for Argentina and served on the board of the Argentine Central Bank prior to founding an investment bank and an M&A consulting firm. Silvia del Sel de Grimoldi will be joining Mr. Grimoldi as an official program partner.
Cynthia A. Holland
Cynthia Holland is a Senior Clinician in Oncology at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Victoria, Australia. Ms. Holland founded the My Kite Will Fly web-based health initiative which supports families affected by advanced parental cancers. She also is an attorney specializing in criminal, medical and occupational health law.
Makoto Kawakami was the General Manager of the Japanese subsidiary of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Kawakami was responsible for the company`s overall strategy while driving revenue and key growth initiatives. His career includes previous roles as President or General Manager of subsidiaries of international semiconductor companies.
Thomas W. Keffer
Thomas Keffer was the Senior Vice President, Director of Product Management at OppenheimerFunds, Inc., a US mutual fund company. Highlights of Mr. Keffer’s 30-year career include executive committee roles in the firm and senior marketing positions at Equitable Capital Management and Bankers Trust Company.
Joseph M. Mandato
Joe Mandato is Managing Director and General Partner of DeNovo Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in the life sciences. Mr. Mandato’s prior accomplishments include serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps and CEO roles in multiple life science firms.
Anne Punzak Marcus
Anne Marcus was most recently Senior Vice President of Fidelity Investments where she managed portfolios of bond funds and was Co-Research Director for the Fixed Income Division. Ms. Punzak Marcus is on the founding team of the Autism Consortium which facilitates collaboration among 15 Boston institutions, funding clinical research.
Alain Paul Martin
Alain Martin is the President of The Professional Development Institute which brings together governance experts and scientists to serve the public and private sectors. Mr. Martin specializes in complexity reduction. He was on the Canadian Prime Minister’s Committee on Government Reform and helped in the creation of Partners In Health in Canada.
E. Robert Meaney
Bob Meaney was most recently Senior Vice President at Valmont Industries, Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of infrastructure and irrigation equipment. Mr. Meaney’s career highlights include President of Valmont International and executive roles at Continental Can Company in Asia and Europe.
Diane C. Nordin
Diane Nordin was most recently a Partner at Wellington Management Company, LLP, an asset management company in Boston. Ms. Nordin grew fixed income client assets under management to over $300 billion, served as Vice Chair of the Compensation Committee, and was a member of the Fixed Income Review Group.
Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello was most recently a Senator and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health for Nigeria. Ms. Obasanjo-Bello was appointed the Commissioner for Health in the state of Ogun. She continues to focus on primary health care, maternal, and child health care issues. She has authored several scientific publications.
Carol Raphael served as President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest non-profit home health care organization in the United States. Ms. Raphael has authored numerous publications on health care policy and co-edited the book, “Home Based Care for a New Century.”
Michael J. Robertson
Michael Robertson is Managing Director and Managing Partner at IRON Ventures LLC, an environmental advisory and investment company focused on resource reuse technologies. Mr. Robertson’s career highlights include executive roles in the United Kingdom’s investment banking community and oil industry.
Robin L. Russell
Robin Russell was most recently the Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations Marketing and Distribution for the motion picture group of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Ms. Russell’s career highlights include other executive roles at Sony and Walt Disney Pictures as well as private practice in entertainment law.
Dennis Scholl is the Vice President / Arts for the Knight Foundation, a private foundation in the US with $2 billion in assets. Mr. Scholl oversees the foundation’s national arts program. He is also the founder of a series of initiatives dedicated to building the contemporary art collections of museums, including the Guggenheim, Tate Modern and Miami Art Museum.
Steven Strauss created the Center for Economic Transformation as a Managing Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Mr. Strauss co-authored the NYCEDC Innovation Index and served as a Director at the World Economic Forum - Financial Institutions group.
Reyes S. Tamez Guerra
Reyes Tamez Guerra is a former Secretary of Education of Mexico and the State of Nuevo Leon. An immunochemist, Mr. Tamez is a professor and former President of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and a former representative to the Mexican Congress. Maria Cristina Rodrigues de Tamez will be joining Dr. Guerra as an official program partner.
Skip M. Victor
Skip Victor was most recently a Senior Managing Director of Duff & Phelps, a NYSE-listed multi-national firm specializing in corporate restructuring. Mr. Victor is also the co-founder and Managing Director of Balmoral Advisors, a private equity company focusing on distressed and special situations. Linda Victor will be joining Mr. Victor as an official program partner.
David M. Wing
David Wing recently retired as Vice President and Controller of United Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Wing was previously the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ATA Airlines, Inc. He is a certified public accountant with three decades of experience in the aviation industry. Donna Wing will be joining Mr. Wing as an official program partner.
Peter K. Wirth
Peter Wirth served as Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Development, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary for Genzyme Corporation, a global biotechnology company acquired by Sanofi in 2011. Mr. Wirth was a partner at the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge where he led the biotechnology practice group.
Dona D. Young
Dona Young is the retired Chairman, President and CEO of The Phoenix Companies, a provider of life and annuity products. Ms. Young retired shortly after the spin-off of the Company’s asset management business, Virtus, and spent more than three decades with the firm in various positions including General Counsel.