Sanford “Sandy” Weill, former chairman and CEO of Citigroup, will deliver the June 14 commencement address for the graduating class of the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management.
This year’s graduating class of 212 is the largest in the MBA school’s history, with 173 Master of Business Administration candidates and 39 Master of Professional Accountancy candidates.
Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the UCD campus.
“Sandy’s experience and leadership in the financial services industry and his generosity as a philanthropist are legendary. We’re honored that he will be sharing his insights with our graduating class as they embark in the next step of their journey,” said Steven Currall, dean of the graduate management school.
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Weill, 81, serves as board chairman of Hamilton Insurance Group Ltd. On Wall Street, he was instrumental in building two financial services conglomerates, Citigroup and Shearson. He retired as CEO of Citigroup in 2003 and served as chairman until 2006.Weill also served as director of the New York Federal Reserve from 2001 to 2006, and on the boards of United Technologies, AT&T and DuPont.
Weill and his wife, Joan, are internationally prominent philanthropists and were recipients of the 2009 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.