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September 09, 2013

United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher to Moderate Discussion on Leadership at World Economic Forum Meeting in China


Brian Gallagher, President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, will moderate the panel Leading in a Complex World at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013 to be held in Dalian, China

Session: Leading in a Complex World

How do leaders succeed amid rapid technological, economic and social shifts?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Changing decision-making paradigms - Adapting to new societal norms
  • Managing misinformation                


Alexander De Croo, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Pensions, Government of Belgium

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook;

Hu Shuli, Editor-in-Chief, Caixin Media;

Rich Lesser, Global CEO and President of the Boston Consulting Group  

Dennis Meadows, Emeritus Professor and Director, Institute for Policy and Social Science University of New Hampshire

Moderator: Brian Gallagher, CEO and President, United Way Worldwide


Dalian International Conference Center, China 


Wednesday, July 11, 2013

3:30 AM to 4:30 AM EDT - Live broadcast and recorded


About Brian Gallagher: Brian Gallagher became President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of America in 2002 and then of United Way Worldwide in 2009. In 2002, he immediately took on the challenge of leading the transformation of the organization to focus on community impact. A career veteran of the United Way system, Gallagher believes that the true measure of success for United Way and other philanthropic organizations is bottom-line results: the lives that are changed and the communities that are shaped.  This represents a dynamic shift from the United Way recognized for decades as the nation’s premier fund raiser and distributor.  Gallagher has raised the bar on the accountability, governance and transparency standards adopted as a requirement of membership for all United Ways.  Today United Way has 1,800 local affiliates in 45 countries and territories raising $5.1 billion annually, with 11 million donors and 2.5 million volunteers.


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