Michael Klowden is CEO of the Milken Institute. During his tenure, the Institute's annual Global Conference has become one of the world's premier business, finance and policy events. Under his leadership, the Institute dramatically enhanced its worldwide outreach, significantly increased its convening capacity and initiated specialized research and policy centers. They include the Asia Center, California Center, Center for Financial Markets, Center for the Future of Aging, Center for Regional Economics, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions (FasterCures) and the Center for Public Health. The Institute also expanded the use of Financial Innovations Labs, which suggest solutions to specific challenges, and opened additional offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Singapore and London. Previously, Klowden was president of Jefferies Group Inc.; senior partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; and partner at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. He has served on numerous for-profit and charitable boards. Klowden holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago, where he is a trustee, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Centers and Practice Areas
Extends the reach and impact of the Milken Institute to the Asia-Pacific region
Center for Financial Markets
Conducts research and constructs programs designed to facilitate smooth and efficient operation of financial markets
Center for the Future of Aging
Advances healthy longevity and financial security for all through high-impact policies, research, convenings, and multisector partnerships.
Center for Public Health
Develops research, programs, and initiatives designed to envision and activate sustainable solutions leading to better health for individuals and communities worldwide.
Center for Regional Economics and California Center
Analyzes the dynamics that drive job creation and promote industry expansion
Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Empowers philanthropists to effectively address some of the world's most urgent problems
Clears roadblocks that prevent medical breakthroughs from reaching patients sooner
Financial Innovations Labs
Addressing society's greatest challenges through a financial lens
Global Market Development
Working with government partners in emerging and developing economies to build strong, domestic financial markets.
Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Anyone with a dream should have the opportunity to make it come true—through determination and an economic system that works for all
Addressing global policy issues on Health Economics, International Finance, and Regional Economics
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Government and Policy Engagement
Collaborating across all levels of government to advance finance and health policy priorities that address global challenges.
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