CEO, Milken Institute
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., 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.