Coca-Cola Chairman Among Execs Tapped for UVA Darden Speaker Series

By Dave Hendrick

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome senior executives from top companies and organizations around the world to Grounds this fall for its Leadership Speaker Series.

The popular events allow industry leaders to share career stories and leadership lessons with the Darden community in an unscripted, informal environment. The talks are free and open to the public.

The fall 2017 Leadership Speaker Series includes:

  • 4 October: Dan Daniel (MBA ’91), executive vice president, Danaher
  • 10 October: Muhtar Kent, chairman and former CEO, The Coca-Cola Co.
  • 1 November: Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Latin America, PepsiCo
  • 6 December: Terrie Curran, president, Global Inflammation & Immunology, Celgene

Darden maintains relationships with corporations and organizations representing a variety of industries to support teaching, faculty research and recruiting. The connections enhance Darden’s top-ranked education experience and advance knowledge and ideas that can be put into action by students and practicing managers.

Watch videos of past Darden Leadership Speakers on Darden’s YouTube Channel. Many speakers also join Dean Scott Beardsley in his one-on-one video interview series, Darden Ideas to Action C-Suite Insights.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Darden School of Business
University of Virginia