Keynotes

Keith Sherin
Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, General Electric Company

Keith graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1981 and he joined GE Power Systems on the Financial Management Program. He joined the Corporate Audit Staff in 1985 where he spent seven years in various positions including Executive Audit Manager and Manager of Programs and Planning. He completed his MBA at Columbia University in 1991 and he joined GE Aircraft Engines as the Manager of Finance for the Commercial Engine Operation. In 1993, he joined GE Plastics as the Manager of Finance for European Operations. In 1995, Keith joined GE Medical Systems as the Manager of Finance and Financial Services. He was promoted to Vice President in July 1996. In December of 1998, Keith was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE. In July 2007, Keith was named to his present position as Vice Chairman and CFO.

Keith serves on the Boards of the GE Foundation (the Company’s philanthropic foundation) and the University of Notre Dame Advisory Council for the College of Business Administration.

Keith, his wife Janet and their three children, Jake, Zach, and Maggie, live in Weston, Connecticut.

Mark Blake
Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Cardinal Health, Inc.

Mark Blake is the Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development for Cardinal Health, a $103B health care services company serving pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices. In this role he is responsible for company-wide strategic planning and business development including the identification, evaluation and execution of acquisitions, divestitures and collaboration agreements.

Under his leadership, Cardinal Health has closed more than a half dozen acquisitions totaling more than $2.3B that both strengthened core businesses and launched new platforms for growth. These included P4 Healthcare, a business that provides Cardinal Health with a platform in the largest and fastest growing categories in the specialty pharmaceuticals sector, Kinray, a regional drug distributor that has repositioned Cardinal Health as a leader in serving independent retail pharmacies, and Yong Yu, one of the leading drug importers and distributors serving the domestic Chinese market.

Blake joined Cardinal Health from Medco Health Solutions, Inc., where he served as vice president of Business Development. Prior to Medco, he held business development leadership positions for Avaya, Inc. and was a turnaround consultant with AlixPartners, LLC. Blake has also been an investment banker with Merrill Lynch & Co. and a consultant with Price Waterhouse LLP.

Blake graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in government and earned an MBA in finance and accounting from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

C. Robert (Rob) Henrikson
Chairman of the Board, MetLife, Inc.

C. Robert (Rob) Henrikson is chairman of the board of directors of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs to 90 million customers worldwide. He has served as chairman of the board since April 2006 and was MetLife’s chief executive officer from March 2006 through April 2011.

As CEO, Henrikson led MetLife to achieve record financial results, positioned the company to expand its leadership positions, and capitalized on emerging life, annuity and retirement markets around the globe. The company’s November 2010 acquisition of Alico was the
largest in MetLife’s history and affirmed the company’s position as an insurance and employee benefits powerhouse by expanding its presence to more than 60 countries. Today, MetLife counts over 90 of the top one hundred FORTUNE 500® companies among its corporate clients and is the largest life insurer in the U.S. and Mexico. MetLife also holds leading market positions in Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For 2010, MetLife had $52.7 billion in revenue and ranks 46th on the FORTUNE 500®. MetLife was named by Forbes as the best managed insurance company in the U.S. for 2008.

In July 2010, Henrikson was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council, the principal national advisory committee on international trade. He is the former chairman of the Financial Services Forum and immediate past chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers. Henrikson is also a board member of The New York Botanical Garden, the New York Philharmonic, the Partnership for New York City, and is a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History. He is a board member emeritus of the American Benefits Council.

Henrikson received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law. His dedication to both institutions continues, serving as chairman of the board of Wharton’s S.S. Huebner Foundation for Insurance Education and as a trustee of Emory University.

He resides in Connecticut with his wife of more than 30 years, Mary. They have two sons and two grandsons.

Weihua Ma, Ph.D.
President and CEO, China Merchants Bank

Dr. Ma is one of the most respected and influential pioneers of reform and innovation in the Chinese financial-services industry. Since taking the president’s job twelve years ago, Dr. Ma, a former central bank official, has turned CMB into the most profitable bank in China. Although CMB accounts for only 0.4% of the total branch network of China’s banking system, the Bank posts a profit worth 3% of China’s whole banking industry. Dr. Ma was named the “Retail Banker of The Year (2008)” by The Asian Banker, “Asia’s Best CEO” in 2009 by Finance Asia, and the “China Business Leader of the Decade 1999-2009″ by the China Central Television (CCTV). Dr. Ma is a frequent speaker at top Chinese and international universities, and an adjunct professor at Peking University and Tsinghua University. The bank’s credit card business has been written into a case study at the Harvard Business School.