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Ahlers International Speaker Series: Bob Eckert, CEO Mattel, Inc.
|Event Start Date||Monday, February 8, 2010|
Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
|Event Start Time||7:30 am - 9:00 am|
The Ahlers Center for International Business presents “The Value of Reputation: Leading Through Crisis" by Robert A. Eckert, chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.
Robert A. Eckert is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys with approximately $6 billion in annual sales. Mattel employs about 30,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Eckert joined Mattel in May 2000 from Kraft Foods, Inc., the largest U.S.-based packaged food company in the world. A 23-year veteran of Kraft, he most recently served as its president and chief executive officer, a position he had held since October 1997.
Eckert serves on the McDonald’s Corporation Board of Directors, is a member of the Board of Visitors at The Anderson School at UCLA, the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management Advisory Board at Northwestern University and the Board of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He also serves as a member of The Business Council, the American Society of Corporate Executives, the World Presidents’ Organization in Los Angeles, the Asia Society and Town Hall Los Angeles. He has received the School of American Ballet "Corporate Leadership Award" and the University of Arizona, Eller College "Lifetime Achievement Award." In 2002, Business Week named Eckert in its “Top Twenty-Five Managers of the Year” issue. Eckert received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Arizona in 1976 and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from Northwestern University in 1977.
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