Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Terry Semel

Chairman and CEO, Windsor Media


Terry Semel is Chairman and CEO of Windsor Media. As chairman and CEO of Yahoo Inc. from 2001 to 2007, he was responsible for increasing the company's revenue nearly nine-fold. Before joining Yahoo, Semel was chairman and co-CEO of Warner Bros. Over two decades, he and his partner, Robert Daly, built Warner Bros. into one of the world's largest and most creative media and entertainment enterprises, increasing revenues from less than $1 billion to nearly $11 billion. Semel is co-chairman of the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Semels have endowed the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA, which is focused on studying the brain and its disorders. Semel has received the UCLA Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the university, and the Yale Legends in Leadership Award. He holds a bachelor′s degree from Long Island University and an honorary doctorate from Emerson College.


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