Thursday, July 08, 2010

PA Ties on President's Export Council

Today the President announced the members of the President's Export Council. Some of them have recognizable ties to Pennsylvania. I may have missed some but here are the ones that were noticeable

C. Robert Henrikson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MetLife, Inc. He previously served as MetLife’s President and Chief Operating Officer, President of MetLife’s U.S. Insurance and Financial Services businesses and President of its Institutional Business. During his more than 36-year career with MetLife, Mr. Henrikson also has held a number of senior positions in the company's Individual, Group and Pension businesses. Mr. Henrikson is Chairman of the Board of the American Council of Life Insurers, former Chairman of the Financial Services Forum, a Director Emeritus of the American Benefits Council, Chairman of the Board of the Wharton School's S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Emory University and the Boards of Directors of the Partnership for New York City, the New York Philharmonic and The New York Botanical Garden.

Charles R. Kaye, Co-President of Warburg Pincus, has been with the firm since 1986 and was instrumental in the launch and development of Warburg Pincus' Asian operations. Mr. Kaye is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations; former Chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council and interim chairman of the Asia Society. He also sits on the International Advisory Board of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for New York City.

Patricia A. Woertz is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Archer Daniels Midland Company. Woertz was named CEO and President in April 2006, and assumed the additional role of Chairman of the board in February 2007. Woertz began her career as a certified public accountant with Ernst & Ernst, later Ernst & Young, in Pittsburgh. She joined Gulf Oil Corporation in 1977, where she held various positions in refining, marketing, strategic planning and finance. Following the merger of Gulf and Chevron in 1987, Woertz led international operations and a global workforce as President of Chevron Canada and, later, Chevron International Oil Company. With the merger of Chevron and Texaco in 2001, she was named the executive vice president in charge of the company’s global refining, marketing, lubricant, and supply and trading operations. Woertz serves on the board of directors of The Procter & Gamble Company, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and The Business Council.

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