The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

From The Governance Center

30 November, 2016 | (01 hr)

Sign In to access this Webcast

Sign In

When Raj Gupta landed at JFK Airport in January 1968, he had $8 in his pocket. Thirty-one years later, he was named chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company and now serves on the board of other Fortune 500 companies. Gupta sits down with us to discuss his autobiography, Eight Dollars and a Dream: My American Journey, and his experience in corporate governance through several periods of dramatic change.

Learn about the role of the board, the importance of leadership, the similarities and differences of public, private and not-for-profit boards, and succeeding in corporate America as an immigrant from Asia.

Who should attend: Current and prospective board members of public companies; CEOs and other C-suite executives and management who report to boards; and governance professionals who advise and provide independent oversight functions to boards.


Raj L. Gupta

Raj L. Gupta
Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor
Avantor Performance Materials
New Mountain Capital, LLC

Raj L. Gupta is the executive chairman of Avantor Performance Materials, a chemistries and materials manufacturer, and a senior advisor to New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm.

Previously, Gupta served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and ...Full Bio

Douglas Chia

Douglas Chia (Moderator)
President, Soundboard Governance LLC
Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
ESG Center Fellow

Douglas (Doug) Chia is president of Soundboard Governance LLC, fellow at the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and senior fellow for The Conference Board ESG Center. 

Chia previously served as executive director of the ESG Center. Before joining The Conference Board, C...Full Bio

Registration and Pricing
Members: Sign in to see your special price (it may be complimentary!)
Non-Members: $300.00
Webcast Information

Webcast Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service

Flash Information

To view our webcasts Flash Player 9.0.28 and above is required.

Detect My Version

Upgrade Flash Player

Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.