Gregory Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Technologies Corporation
Moderated by: Matthew Bishop, Senior Editor, The Economist Group
Matthew Bishop is the U.S. business editor and New York bureau chief of The Economist. His new book, The Road from Ruin: How to Renew Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, with Michael Green, was published by Crown in February 2010. Philanthrocapitalism, his previous book (also with Mr. Green) was on the global revolution under way in philanthropy. Mr. Bishop is also the author of Essential Economics, The Economist's official layperson's guide to economics.
Gregory Hayes was elected President, Chief Executive Officer and director of United Technologies Corp. on November 23, 2014. Hayes previously served for more than six years as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he played a critical strategic and operational role in reshaping the company’s portfolio to focus on its core aerospace and building systems businesses. During this time, UTC successfully acquired and integrated Goodrich Corporation and acquired a majority interest in the International Aero Engines (IAE) program, streamlined its Carrier business and fire and security portfolio, and divested more than $8 billion of non-core businesses.