Date: May 16, 2018Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

51st Annual Leadership Dinner

Wed, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Ziegfeld Ballroom
General PublicLeadership Dinner


Starting with the first annual dinner in 1968, the members of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York have gathered to honor prominent business and community leaders. Income from the dinner helps the Club to fulfill the Harvard Business School’s mission to Educate Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World. Accordingly, proceeds from the dinner support operations of the Club’s community support programs as well as MBA and Executive Program scholarships for local students and non-profit leaders who would otherwise not be able to attend Harvard Business School.

6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner & Program

For assistance in purchasing a table/tickets or if you have any questions, please contact the Benefit Office at 347-545-1844 or


Jide Zeitlin, MBA '87, Founder, Keffi Group

Dinner Chair

Jide J. Zeitlin is a private investor whose investment office, the Keffi Group Ltd, has life science and natural resource interests in the Middle East, the United States, and Africa. Mr. Zeitlin is also Chairman of Tapestry, Inc., an American house of brands, that owns such global brands as Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman. Prior to 2006, Mr. Zeitlin was a Partner at The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., where he held senior management positions in the investment banking division, including that of global Chief Operating Officer. He served in the firm’s executive office.

Mr. Zeitlin also is a member of a number of corporate and charitable boards, such as Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (where he is Chairm an). He is Chairman Emeritus of Amherst College and formerly served on the boards of a range of institutions, including Teach for America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Zeitlin holds an A B. degree, magna cum laude, in Economics and English from Amherst College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.

Josh Harris, MBA '90, Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Apollo Global Management LLC

Recipient of the Business Statesman Award

Josh Harris is Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC. He is also Managing Partner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Chairman of the Planning Committee of the NBA. He is also Managing Partner of the New Jersey Devils, and a General Partner of the Crystal Palace Football Club. Harris is the Founder and co-Chairman of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). He graduated summa cum laude and Beta Gamma Sigma from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker and Loeb Scholar. Among other civic activities, Harris serves as a member of The Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets and the Council on Foreign Relations. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Mount Sinai Medical Center, Harvard Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and is Founder and Chairman of the Harris Family Charitable Foundation.

Deborah Winshel, MBA '85, Managing Director, Global Head of Philanthropy, BlackRock

Recipient of the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award

Deborah Winshel is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Philanthropy at BlackRock. She leads the firm's initiatives on social impact focusing primarily on creating financial security and opportunity for individuals and families in need. Ms. Winshel joined BlackRock in 2015 as Global Head of Impact Investing and Philanthropy and launched the firm's environmental and social investment strategy for retail and institutional clients.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Ms. Winshel was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Robin Hood Foundation, New York's largest poverty-fighting organization and a pioneer in applying a rigorous, quantitative framework to the measurement of social outcomes. Ms. Winshel was previously the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at JPMorgan.

She was selected in 2013 by Crain's as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in New York". Ms. Winshel was a founding board member of the Immigrant Justice Corps, and sits on the board of directors of The Shed, a new cultural arts center opening in 2019 in Hudson Yards.

Ms. Winshel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound. She lives in New York City with her husband and three sons.

Josh Hix, MBA '10, Co-Founder and CEO, Plated

Co-Recipient of the Entrepreneurship Award

Josh Hix is Co-Founder and CEO of Plated, which is on a mission to make it easy to eat well by building a modern perishable food supply chain and empowering people to cook more. To date, Plated has shipped millions of meals to over 95% of the United States, and partnered with the Albertsons Companies family of grocery brands in 2017 to create the first truly omni-channel meal kit experience. Josh received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Nick Taranto, MBA '10, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Plated

Co-Recipient of the Entrepreneurship Award

Nick Taranto is Co-founder of Plated, the technology-driven premium meal kit delivery service that is reinventing the way Americans enjoy dinner at home. Nick, along with Co-founder Josh Hix, launched Plated in New York City in 2012. Plated has become recognized as a pioneer in the fast-growing meal kit marketplace. Nick is a passionate advocate for the company’s mission of empowering people to live better by cooking more. A U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer, Nick spent time consulting with McKinsey & Co. and worked on Wall Street before starting Plated. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nick received an MPA and MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School. Nick is married and is the

Date Time

Date: May 16, 2018Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Ziegfeld Ballroom141 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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  • 25,000 / Silver Circle (Prime Seating; Table for 10; B&W Journal Ad; Logo Placement)
  • 50,000 / Gold Circle (Premium Seating; Table for 10; Journal Ad; Logo Placement)
  • 500 / Club Member Ticket (limit 2)
  • 1,000 / Patron Ticket (Max 2 tickets guaranteed seating together)
  • 250 / Recent HBS Graduate Ticket (Class of 2012-2017; limit 2; includes one year of Club membership)
  • 100,000 / Crimson Circle (Priority Seating; Table for 10; B&W Journal Ad; Logo Placement)

Supporting Material



John Abbot, Jacqueline Adams, Burt Alimansky, Lockie Andrews, Sharyar Aziz, Katherine Bahamonde, Katherine Bahamonde, Todd Benson, Dan Berardo, Zachary Berman (Guest), Zachary Berman, Anthony Blenk, Jeffrey Brodlieb, Roberto Buaron, Maria Cadena, Charles Callan, Mary Callan, Sophie Callan, Leo Corbett, Margaret Downs, Alec Dunivant, Sean Egan, Christine Esangbedo, David Gelobter, Elaine Gilde, Bonnie Glasky, Joel Glasky, Valerie Grant, Ghost Guest, Todd Halloran, Jeffrey Houle, Pearl Kane, Richard Kane, Lana Khabarova, Nesli Kohen, Michael Krupa, Susan Lyon Hailey, Jonathan Mariner, Benjamin Mensah, Benjamin Mensah, Joseph Meyer, Alexander Michael, Charles Mokuolu, Robert Morse, Robert Morse, Stacey Morse, Chitra Nawbatt, Amaka Ogeah, Robert Paulson, Robin Paulson, Robin Paulson, Kenneth Powell, Ruichen Qian, Ruichen Qian, Chris Ren, Guy Shapira, Nicole Vartanian, Amy Vecchione, Barry Volpert, Jeanette Wagner, Jeanette Wagner, Jeffrey Weber, Jeffrey Weber, Stacey Weber, Stacy Weber, Sara Weeks, Ariel Wilpon , IIyse Wilpon, Ilyse Wilpon, Laila Worrell, Alexander Yergin, Jessica Yergin, Sara Zivitz, Ariel Zwang, Ava Zydor, Andrea de Cholnoky

Ziegfeld Ballroom

141 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019