Speaker: John A. Allison, former CEO of BB&T
Date: Thursday 21 June 2012
Time: 06:15pm - 09:00pm
Location: Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AN
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John A. Allison is the retired CEO and Chairman of BB & T, the 10th largest financial-holding company in the US. He was named one of the Top 100 CEOs of the last decade by Harvard Business Review. He turned BB&T from a small bank with $4.7billion in assets to the 11th largest bank in the US with $152billion in assets by his retirement. John Allison held the position during the height of the financial crisis and his banking principles are largely seen as the reason behind his bank’s relative success during the financial crisis.
Therefore his experience has given him great insight into our tumultuous financial landscape and the ongoing economic downturn. His lecture will address the long-term consequences of public policy decisions made during the crisis, and will outline a fundamentally different set of solutions to our economic challenges.
Mr Allison is a strong proponent of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy, and his lecture will also explore the profound philosophic causes of and cures for the economic problems we face today.
Doors open: 6.15pm
Lecture: 6.45pm - 8pm