Columbia Business School Appoints Former IBM VP

Columbia Business School has appointed a new executive in residence – Jesse Greene, former vice president of financial management and chief financial risk officer for IBM. Greene is currently a senior fellow at the School’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and serves on the board of directors for Caterpillar.

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Columbia Business School announced today the appointment of a new Executive in Residence – Jesse Greene, former vice president of financial management and chief financial risk officer for IBM. Greene is currently a senior fellow at the School’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy and serves on the board of directors for Caterpillar. His areas of interest include U.S. tax and energy policy, corporate governance and strategy, and risk management, as well as the education and development of leadership skills in young people.

The Executives in Residence Program at Columbia Business School, among the first of its kind when it was founded nearly three decades ago, integrates senior executives into the life of the School. Executives in Residence teach classes, participate in student-run conferences, and organize informal activities for students with common interests.

Vice Dean Amir Ziv commented on the importance of the program to Columbia Business School, “Columbia’s Executives in Residence program, one of the first of its kind, gives students access to accomplished industry leaders so they can gain insights to leverage in their future careers.”

Jesse Greene recently retired from IBM, where he was responsible for the identification, assessment, and monitoring of financial risks as well as the company’s Enterprise Risk Management Program. Greene began his career at IBM in 1971 and starting in 1994, he held positions at Eastman Kodak and the Compaq Computer Corporation. He returned to IBM as vice president and treasurer in 2002.

Donald (Don) C. Waite III ’66, a member of the School’s Board of Overseers and director of the Executives in Residence program since 2002 said, “We are pleased to welcome Jesse Greene to the Executives in Residence program. The program, founded nearly three decades ago, is one of the largest held by any Business School, and our students will greatly benefit from exposure to Jesse Greene given the important role of risk in business management.”

Greene earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1975. He also holds degrees in mechanical engineering from New York University’s School of Engineering and Science. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Economic Club of New York. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Strong Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

Notes to the Editor: The following executives are also part of the Executives in Residence program:

Robert Amen, who served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors and Fragrances Corp. (IFF) from 2006-2009; William Baker, who has served as CEO of Educational Broadcasting Corporation; Robert Essner, the retired chairman and CEO of Wyeth; Robert Herz, who served as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from 2002 to 2010; Ehud Houminer, former senior corporate vice president for corporate planning and president and CEO of Philip Morris USA, director of Avnet, Inc. (a global distributor of electronics components) and numerous Dreyfus mutual funds; Leanne Lachman, president of Lachman Associates, an independent real estate consulting company; Jack Mitchell, chairman and CEO of retail stores Mitchells/Richards/Marshs and Wilkes Bashford; Joseph Rice, chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., a private investment firm; Daniel Rosensweig, who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg.com; Sabin Streeter, former managing director of investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation; Bruce Usher, who was CEO of EcoSecurities Group plc from 2002 to 2009; Donald Waite, III, director of the Executives in Residence Program and former leader of the Global Financial Institutions Practice of McKinsey & Company; Frank Zarb, Managing Director and Senior Advisor to Hellman & Friedman LLC and non-executive Chairman of Promontory Financial Group, LLC; Jeff Zucker, who served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal from 2007-2011; and Mark Zurack, former partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs.

About Columbia Business SchoolLed by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School is at the forefront of management education for a rapidly changing world. The school’s cutting-edge curriculum bridges academic theory and practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset to recognize and capture opportunity in a competitive business environment. Beyond academic rigor and teaching excellence, the school offers programs that are designed to give students practical experience making decisions in real-world environments. The school offers MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) degrees, as well as non-degree Executive Education programs.

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