17 Apr 2014


Support for the Global Century


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Robert F. Greenhill (MBA 1962), the founder and chairman of an investment banking firm with 13 offices across five continents, is acutely aware of the global nature of business in the 21st century. “As is the case in most companies today, our success relies on our ability to establish and maintain exceptional international relationships and execution capabilities,” observes the head of Greenhill & Co., Inc. “I believe strongly that the business world needs leaders who have a true global perspective and the ability to strategize and pursue opportunities across borders,” notes Greenhill, who received Harvard Business School’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2009. “That is why I think it’s important to support the HBS Global Initiative.”

For Greenhill, that support began in 2003 with the establishment of the Gayle and Robert F. Greenhill Family Endowment for Global Research. The Greenhills’ extraordinary gift provides permanent funding to support the School’s international research and course development activities in an era Dean Nitin Nohria has called “a new global century of business.”

Over the past decade, the family (all three of the Greenhills’ children and their spouses are HBS graduates) has added significant funds to the endowment as the scope of the Global Initiative has expanded. Noting the international focus of a growing percentage of HBS cases and courses—as well as the recent opening of global centers in Istanbul, Mumbai, and Shanghai—Greenhill says he is “pleased to support such a dynamic component of the School’s 21st-century mission.”

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Class of MBA 1962, Section F

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