Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, Milken Institute
Michael Klowden is President and CEO of the Milken Institute. During his tenure, the Institute has increased its global outreach and expanded its research into the life sciences industry and global risk. He has overseen the creation of FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions and the Institute's transition from a private foundation to a publicly supported charitable organization. Klowden joined the Institute in 2001 from the investment firm Jefferies & Co. Inc., where he served as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. Previously, he was a senior partner at the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and a partner in the law firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp. Klowden received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.