Recent Milken Institute Speakers

Recent Milken Institute Speakers

Every year, the Milken Institute Global Conference brings together more than 800 of the brightest minds across sectors including:


Robert Bakish

President and CEO, ViacomCBS

Marc Benioff

Chairman, Founder, and Co-CEO, Salesforce

Tom Brady

Quarterback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Founder TB12

Muriel Bowser

Mayor of Washington, DC

George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States;
Founder, George W. Bush Presidential

William J. Clinton

42nd President of the United States;
Founder and Board Chair, Clinton

Michael Corbat

CEO, Citigroup

Mark Cuban

Owner, Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theaters, and Magnolia Pictures; Chairman, AXS TV; Investor, Upstart

Jamie Dimon

Chairman, President and CEO,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Ava DuVernay

Writer, Director, Producer and Film

Anthony Fauci

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anne Finucane

Vice Chairman, Bank of America;
Chairman of the Board, Bank of
America, Merrill Lynch Europe

Adena Friedman

President, CEO, and Member of
the Board of Directors, Nasdaq

Bill Gates

Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation

Kristalina Georgieva

Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Jane Goodall

Founder, Jane Goodall


Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Tom Hanks

Actor and Producer

Jeffrey L. Harmening

Chairman of the Board and CEO, General Mills

Marillyn Hewson

Executive Chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Barbara Humpton

CEO, Siemens USA

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation

His Excellency Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

Al Kelly

Chairman and CEO, Visa, Inc.

Gayle King

Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Christine Lagarde

President, European Central Bank

Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Kevin McCarthy

US Representative, California;
Republican Leader, US House of

Steven Mnuchin

Secretary, US Department of the

Elon Musk

Founder and CEO, Tesla Inc., SpaceX,
and The Boring Company

Indra Nooyi

Former Chairwoman and CEO,
PepsiCo; Board of Directors, Amazon

Paul Ryan

54th Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Eric Schmidt

Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc.; Former Executive Chairman, Google

Chuck Schumer

US Senator, New York; Democratic Leader, US Senate

Stephen Schwarzman

Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Blackstone

Anne-Marie Slaughter

President and CEO, New America


Robert Smith

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

David Solomon

Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs


Masayoshi Son

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, SoftBank Group Corp.

George Takei

Actor and Activist

Ivanka Trump

Advisor to the President, The White House; Co-Chair, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation 

Maxine Waters

US Representative, California; Chairwoman, Committee on Financial Services, US House of Representatives

Meg Whitman

CEO, Quibi

Reese Witherspoon

Actor, Producer, and Entrepreneur; Founder, Hello Sunshine