kraemer-small-picKFN Speaker Series, Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Values-based leadership

Harry Kraemer, Jr. ('79)
Executive Partner - Madison Dearborn Partners
Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy -
Kellogg School of Management

Please join us for our next KFN Speaker Series on Tuesday, November 29th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Our featured speaker will be Harry Kraemer, Jr - Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners and Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management.  In his unique, enlightening and entertaining way, Harry will be speaking about the timeless topic of values-based leadership while incorporating his views on the Presidential election to the Chicago Cubs.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the One Acre Fund (founded by Andrew Youn '06) on behalf of Harry as a thank you for speaking at this event and for his exemplifying our unique Kellogg spirit and culture.  He has worked tirelessly over the years on behalf of the One Acre Fund and all proceeds from his 710 talks (and counting) as well as both of his books have gone to supporting the Once Acre Fund.  To learn more about the One Acre Fund visit this link.

Generously hosting and sponsoring this event are Rachel Schnoll ('99), and Kelly Galanis ('05) Managing Directors at Goldman Sachs.

About the Speaker Series:

The KFN Speaker Series is an ongoing targeted event focused on building and strengthening relationships of NU/Kellogg alumni in finance related positions. 

Attendance is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need assistance with logging in or registering, please email us at

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Goldman Sachs
200 West Street
New York
5:30pm - 7:30pm

About our speaker:

Harry is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners and Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Harry was voted the Kellogg professor of the year in 2008. He is author of two bestselling leadership books, “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” and "Becoming the Best". He is former chairman and CEO of Baxter International, a $12 billion global healthcare company.
Harry joined Baxter in 1982 as director of corporate development.  His twenty three year career at Baxter included senior positions in both domestic and international operations.  In 1993, he was named senior vice president and CFO.  He was elected to the board of directors in 1995, and named president in 1997. Before joining Baxter, he worked for Bank of America in corporate banking and for Northwest Industries in planning and business development.

Harry serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems, VWR International, Sage Products Inc., and Catamaran Corporation and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Conference Board and NorthShore University Healthsystem.

He is a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economics Club of Chicago.
Harry graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University of Wisconsin and received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a certified public accountant.