Organizational Leadership Series with Ken Wilcox
Organizational Leadership Series
Thursday, November 18, 2021
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET
As part of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership, the Organizational Leadership Series will host Ken Wilcox, emeritus chairman of Silicon Valley Bank and author of Leading Through Culture: How Real Leaders Create Cultures that Motivate People to Achieve Great Things, in conversation with Professor Todd Jick. The discussion will focus on Ken's culture-building experiences within global corporations, his successful strategies of expansion and diversification, and his advice on how to create a culture that motivates a team.
About the Speaker:
Ken Wilcox currently serves as emeritus chairman of Silicon Valley Bank and was both president and vice chairman of SPD Silicon Valley Bank, Silicon Valley Bank’s joint-venture bank in Shanghai.
Mr. Wilcox was previously the CEO of SVB Financial Group. In that role, he successfully pursued a strategy of expansion and diversification, while remaining focused on the group’s core niches of technology, life sciences, venture capital and premium wineries.
Mr. Wilcox is chairman of the board of the Asia Society of Northern California, treasurer of the Asian Art Museum, and a member of the Advisory Board of the 21st Century China Center Advisory Board. Also, he is the chief credit officer of Columbia Lake Venture Debt Fund. He is also an adjunct professor and member of International Advisory Board at Fudan University in Shanghai, and an advisor to a number of startups. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wilcox was a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2006 to 2012.
Mr. Wilcox earned a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, as well as a PhD in German studies from Ohio State University.
In January of 2020, he published “Leading Through Culture: How Real Leaders Create Cultures that Motivate People to Achieve Great Things.”