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From the Governance Center

01 December, 2016 9:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 02:00 PM UTC [14:00] | (1 HR) | Time Zone Converter

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When Raj Gupta landed at JFK Airport in January 1968, he had $8 in his pocket. Thirty-one years later, he was named chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company and now serves on the board of other Fortune 500 companies. Gupta sits down with us to discuss his autobiography, Eight Dollars and a Dream: My American Journey, and his experience in corporate governance through several periods of dramatic change.

Learn about the role of the board, the importance of leadership, the similarities and differences of public, private and not-for-profit boards, and succeeding in corporate America as an immigrant from Asia.

Who should attend: Current and prospective board members of public companies; CEOs and other C-suite executives and management who report to boards; and governance professionals who advise and provide independent oversight functions to boards.


Speakers

Raj L. Gupta
Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor
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Raj L. Gupta

Douglas Chia
President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
dougchia@soundboardgovernance.com

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Douglas Chia

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