The Challenges of Doing Business in China and Reflections on The Economic Crisis
TypeGlobal Business Luncheon
WhenFeb 15, 2011 @ 12:00 PM
WhereThe River Club
About the Speaker
Mr. Maurice R. Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of C. V. Starr and Company. He joined C. V. Starr and Company as Vice President in 1960 and was given the additional responsibilities of President of American Home Assurance Company in 1962. He was elected Director of C. V. Starr and Company in 1965, Chairman and CEO in 1968 and continues in that role.
Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in March 2005, after serving as Chief Executive Officer from 1967 until March 2005. Under his leadership AIG became the largest insurance company in the world and generated unprecedented value for AIG shareholders. During the nearly 40 years of his leadership, AIG’s market value grew from $300 million to $l80 billion. AIG was created by C.V. Starr & Company.
MR. Greenberg is Chairman of The Starr Foundation; he oversees the disbursement of major financial support to academic, medical, cultural, and public policy institutions.
In 1990, Mr. Greenberg was appointment by Mr. Zhu Rongji, then Mayor of Shanghai, to be the first Chairman of the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai. In 1994, Mr. Greenberg was appointed Senior Economic Advisor to the Beijing Municipal Government. He was awarded “Honorary Citizen of Shanghai” in 1997. He is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, a Member of the International Advisory Council of the China Development Research Foundation.
Mr. Greenberg served in the U. S. Army in Europe during World War II and in the Korean conflict, rising to the rank of Captain. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star.
Mr. Greenberg received his pre-law certificate from the University of Miami and an LL.B from New York Law School in 1950. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1953. He has been granted honorary degrees from a number of institutions, including New York Law School, Brown University, Middlebury College, The Rockefeller University and he is a Life Trustee of New York University.
He serves on the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University. He is the founding Chairman of the U.S.-Philippine Business Committee. Mr. Greenberg is Honorary Vice Chairman and Director of the Council on Foreign Relations, former Chairman and current member of U.S.-Korea Business Council, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of the National Committee on United States-China Relations and a member of the U.S. – China Business Council. Mr. Greenberg is Chairman of the Nixon Center.
Mr. Greenberg is Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, Inc. He serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Medical School of Cornell University, is a Trustee Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, a Life Trustee of New York University, and a Trustee of The Manhattan Institute. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee and is active in a number of other civic and charitable organizations. As Chairman of The Starr Foundation, Mr. Greenberg oversees the disbursement of major financial support to academic, medical, cultural, and public policy institutions.
Mr. Greenberg is married and has four children.Return to Calendar