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As the COVID-19 pandemic touches all facets of daily life for almost everyone around the globe, no industry is untouched. Chief executives are juggling multiple, competing top-level demands on their time and attention as they try to keep their companies whole during a crisis with no as-yet identifiable endpoint.

The Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Network kicks off a special virtual event series, designed to keep CEOs and business leaders connected to discuss how they’re weathering the current storm, both pain points and surprise opportunities, and what they’re doing every day to make sure their companies, employees, customers — and they themselves — come out the other side intact. Speakers include Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever; Richard Edelman, CEO and Founder of Edelman, and Carol Massar, Host of Bloomberg Breakaway and Bloomberg Radio. Join us and bring your questions to take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain insights specific to challenges you are facing.

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Richard Edelman

President and CEO

Edelman

Richard Edelman is the President and CEO of Edelman, the leading communications marketing firm, located in over 60 cities with more than 6,000 employees worldwide. Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses in over 25 industries around the world. He has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Under Richard's leadership, the agency has garnered many of the industry’s top accolades. Richard, himself, also has earned many industry honors. He topped PRWeek’s list of most powerful executives (2013), was recognized as the third-highest-rated CEO by Glassdoor (2014) and was inducted in the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame (2014) among others. Richard serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Atlantic Council, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Children’s Aid Society, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on US China Relations. He is a commissioner on The Business Commission and a member of the World Economic Forum and PR Seminar. Richard earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1976.

Alan Jope

CEO

Unilever

Alan Jope has been the Chief Executive Officer of Unilever since January 2019. Alan first joined Unilever in the UK in 1985, subsequently working in North America for 14 years and in Asia for 13 years. Before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Alan served as President of Unilever’s Personal Care business from 2014 and continued as President when the name of the division changed in 2018 to Beauty & Personal Care.

From 2009 Alan led Unilever's business in China and North Asia, doubling its size and laying important foundations for future success. He was appointed to Unilever’s Leadership Executive in 2011 in his role as President of Unilever’s businesses across North Asia. His previous senior roles have also included President Russia, Africa & Middle East; global category leader for several of Unilever's Foods businesses; and President of Unilever's Home & Personal Care business in North America. Earlier, Alan worked in a number of sales and marketing roles in the UK, Thailand, and the US.

Alan holds a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He also graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001.

Alan is married and has three children.

Judy A. Smith

Founder and President

Smith & Company

Judy A. Smith is the founder and President of Smith & Company, a leading strategic advisory firm with offices in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, New York and London. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Smith has brought her unique combination of communication skills, media savvy, legal and political acumen to clients facing a wide array of issues and challenges throughout the United States and abroad.

Ms. Smith honed her skills through her experiences with some of the most historic and sensational events of our time, including the Iran Contra investigation, the prosecution of former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, the 1991 Gulf War, the Los Angeles riots, the President Clinton scandal involving Monica Lewinsky, the congressional inquiry of Enron, the General Petraeus CIA scandal, the Sony Corporation hacking crisis, as well as the the United Nations Foundation and World Health Organization response to the SARS epidemic. Additionally, she is currently serving as a trusted advisor at the forefront of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Perhaps best known in media circles for her expertise as a crisis management advisor, Ms. Smith has served as a consultant for a host of high profile, celebrity and entertainment clients over the course of her career including, but not limited to, Angelina Jolie, Monica Lewinsky, Senator Craig from Idaho, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., actor Wesley Snipes and the family of Chandra Levy.

In addition to her work as a communications advisor during high profile engagements, Ms. Smith also serves as a counselor to Fortune 500 corporations and has provided strategic advice on a variety of corporate communications issues such as mergers and acquisitions, product recalls, intellectual property litigation, corporate positioning, diversity and other challenges. She has assisted leading companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Panera, Lowes, Sony, Kaiser, United Healthcare, and Walmart on a range of corporate, investor, and public relations matters.

A former federal prosecutor, Ms. Smith also served in the White House as Deputy Press Secretary to President George H. W. Bush. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Smith worked as a writer and public affairs specialist for several publications and private organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Boston University and graduated from the American University Washington College of Law where she was the first African-American woman to serve as Executive Editor of the Law Review.

Ms. Smith has been featured in numerous national publications including: the Washington Post, National Journal, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company. Ms. Smith is an experienced and sought-after commentator as a crisis management expert. She frequently appears on major television networks such as CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, NBC, ABC, and CBS. Ms. Smith also speaks at events throughout the year before conference audiences, corporate boards, academic institutions, and other professional groups.

As a result of her wide ranging and ground breaking career, Shonda Rhimes, creator of ABC’s hit television dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, developed a television drama about the world of crisis management inspired by Ms. Smith. The hit TV series entitled, Scandal, revolved around the life and work of a professional fixer. Ms. Smith served as Co- Executive Producer of the project and provided insight and technical expertise on crisis management issues.

Ms. Smith is the author of the book, Good Self, Bad Self, published by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. She has received numerous communications and leadership awards and is active in community service.

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Television and Radio

Carol Massar is co-host of “Bloomberg Businessweek,” airing on Bloomberg Radio daily from 2pm-5pm ET and weekly on Bloomberg Television.

An award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, Massar joined Bloomberg Television in 1999. During her time at Bloomberg, Massar has anchored and reported around the globe including from the World Economic Forum in India, APEC Women and the Economy Summit, the World Business Forum and more.

Massar began her career as a producer at the Financial News Network. She later served as a producer, reporter and anchor for Dow Jones Television which aired in the U.S., Asia and Europe. Massar was a correspondent for “The Asian Wall Street Journal Report” and “The Wall Street Journal Report” produced by Dow Jones and later by CNBC.

Massar earned a degree in economics from Barnard College/Columbia University, where she also delivered business news over Columbia’s radio waves, edited WKCR’s program guide and served on the station’s board.
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